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Blast from the Past: Mitsubishi Evo 8

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To be honest with you we are posting these photos here because we like the girl featured in them. But the car itself is also an icon of blue collar performance worthy of your attention and respect. It’s a 2003 Mitsubishi Evo 8, in this case heavily customized with all sorts of aftermarket goodies.

While the Lancer still lives on, Mitsubishi is not keen on giving us a new Evo, which is sad because this thing used to the ultimate dream of every speed freak who couldn’t afford any of the big bucks, big power super cars. What’s more, the rivalry between the Evo and Subaru’s Impreza WRX was one of the most exciting in the car world. But sadly the Evo proud a marketing burden for the struggling Japanese company.

Anyway, this unique 2003 Mitsubishi Evo 8 we have here is a pretty awesome thing, finished in a bespoke color and fitted with a carbon fiber aero kit with front and rear spoiler, side skirts, and flared arches. The car is equipped with adjustable Cup suspension complete with a set of Japan Racing Wheels. These upgrades were necessary to cope with what’s under the bonnet.

The four-cylinder turbo engine in this Mitsubishi Evo 8 is boosted with a new HKS turbo unit, AMS Performance heat exchanger, Walbro fuel pump, HKS dump valve, Benny’s Design UK and… the result is an output of around 380 horsepower. Oh, and the girl is called Lenka Silièvich in case you want to look her up.

Photos by Julien Morin Photographie

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