At the 2009 SPOKES AutoX #2 I met Fred, the owner of a hot, blue, nicely modified 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (aka, the Evo X).
Like many, this was Fred’s first experience on a concrete surface with 3 different friction coefficients.
You can see a lot a good, additional horsepower modifications under the hood.
- Engine is tuned with a Cobb Access Port
- Front-mounted, upgraded intercooler
- Intercooler pipes
- Full turbo back Perrin system
- 330 wheel HP / 340 foot pounds of wheel torque!
It not only looks & sounds good, it goes good, as well!
Here’s even more with the Evo X aggressive tire/wheel combo. Fred says the tires are stock Advan A13C, but the rims are Advan RZs 18×9 +25 offset which is more aggressive then the stock +38 offset. Also, he mentioned that the car responds better in the autocross with the ASC (automatic skid control) turned off.
Just by looking at this car, you know it’s a serious performance machine.
As modified & prepared Fred’s car is, you can understand why he was frustrated that a vintage Volvo was still beating his times. They are both in the SM vehicle class. Here’s a shot of that nice, metallic sky blue Volvo through the Evo X’s open hood.
Racing Ready Is enjoys the irony of competition like this…