The Evo, short for Evolution – as in Mitsubishi Lancer: an iconic car in the import world that has made a name for itself in basically every form of racing. Blazing down ice/dirt/tarmac roads in the WRC world, setting crazy lap times in WTAC or down the quarter mile strip, the Evo is one car that will never be forgotten.
Ever since the first generation, they have been super cool cars for enthusiasts to buy and mod. And with no lack of aftermarket support, that’s exactly what people have been doing since 1992. Early generations did have a bit of an issue with the famous 4g63 crank walk, but a handful of generations later, the engine was revised and is capable of crazy amounts of power.
Currently the world’s fastest Evo is just over eight seconds down the quarter mile. Not only do they look great, they also have fantastic potential. A testament to this is Brooks Palidwor’s Evo. Over one winter, it saw a huge change visually. I had shot it last year when it was very simple, yet tasteful on a set of matte blue Work XD9’s in the original Mistubishi Red.
When I was talking about the potential, it wasn’t just about what the engine can do. The exterior has so much support from awesome companies to make it look twice as good – if not more – than stock. Adding a wide body kit really adds to the car’s aggressive styling, and matched with a pair of aggressive wheels and a fancy carbon fiber splitter, the looks completely change. Wrapping it in a very unique gloss metallic orange, the car goes from looking like it should be on the street to a car that looks like it should be in motion on a track somewhere in Japan. Brooks knocked it out the park.
Performance-wise the car hasn’t changed since last winter, but the build list is perfectly fine where it sits. Brooks says one day in the future he will do the Sheepey forward-facing turbo kit and look for some big power. Until that day, I will be waiting patiently because I’m in love with everything Sheepey does.
Evo Power Mod version 2 wastegate dump; GSC 272/272 cams, cam springs, lifters, retainers all installed by AMS Chicago; AMS front mount intercooler, lower intercooler pipe; Hallman manual boost controller; Megan Racing 3″ downpipe; Ultimate Racing 3″ exhaust w/ high flow catalytic converter and Vibrant muffler; Apexi Vortex Turbo intake; EVO9 MR blow off valve; Walbro 272 fuel pump; Exedy organic clutch; ACT lightweight flywheel; Cusco heat shield, and; stainless radiator cooling plate.
Bronze gloss metallic vinyl wrap; AIT racing full widebody kit(33mm wider front and rear fenders); EVO9 modified headlights; JDM EVO7 tailights; Yaris replica front lip; APR rear diffuser, carbon fibre front splitter; Front bumper nose chop mod; LED 3rd rear brake strip
Alpine headunit; rare Factory SSL package; HKS turbo timer; Stewart Warner boost gauge, oil pressure gauge; Factory optional battery, boost and water temperature gauges; Agency Power short throw shifter.
Advan TC-3 18×10.5 wheels; 275/35/r18 Falken tires; 30mm rear wheel spacers, 25mm front wheel spacers; HSD coilovers; Hawk HPS brake pads, and; Hotchkis adjustable rear sway bar.