It is supposed to be summer in Holland right now but when I look out of my window all I see is rain. So that means the perfect time to work on this story. On the day I shot the Streetgasm EVO VI I also had some quality time with this EVO X. We met up at the owner's house and talked about photoshoot locations. He just moved there so he didn't really have time to scout the area for possible locations. Once we headed out we quickly found this small church with a lot of room in front of it. The sun was still shining so we parked the car and I got to work.
The EVO X is a car you won't see a lot in Holland. With a base price of 60,000 euro it is a car that is currently beyond the reach of many enthusiasts. Maurice, the owner of the car, however managed to get his hands on a US spec EVO X GSR.
One of the first things that was done to the car was to drop it to a more respectable height. While lowering a car you also want to improve the handling so Maurice went straight to Intrax who make suspension systems for a lot of rally cars. So after some consultation Maurice chose the Intrax HDA fully adjustable system.
The wheels on the car are made by Rota. They come in 18"x10 +22 all-round with a titanium chrome finish. A set of Bridgestone Potenza S001 tires in 255/35/18 are wrapped around them.
With this knob you can adjust both the compression and the rebound.
Throughout the build you will find a lot of carbon parts. Like the carbon sideskirts, rear skirts and the vortex generators on the roof. The standard diffuser houses a dual 3" Miltek exhaust that has a very nice note.
A very nice Voltex Type 1S spoiler adorns the trunk.
The B pillars got these nice Varis carbon add-ons for some extra style points.
More carbon parts by Rexpseed include these intakes and hood scoop.
When we went to the second location to shoot the EVO VI I got to appreciate the true potential of this machine. The 4B11 engine sure knows how to push you in the seat.
I thought this engine bay looked pretty cool with the red accents and the Injen intercooler pipe right across the bay. On the right we see the Injen ram air intake system.
Mishimoto delivered the red coolant hoses while the electronics are handled by EMS ecu. These minor enhancements resulted in 369bhp and 504nm.
The massive front lip is also a Rexpseed item that really beefs up the front end of the car.
The interior is all luxury with all the creature comforts in place. Just below the controls for the heating and cooling you see the Defi management unit.
In the A pillar you can find these two Defi meters that lets you know what the turbo pressure is and the oil temperature.
A set of Recaro seats hold you in your place if you feel the need to unleash all those horses at once.
I really enjoyed shooting this car. The owner of the car is thinking about rebuilding the engine into an 800bhp monster but he also mentioned he was looking at Porsches and Skylines. Whatever his choice will be I'm sure he will make the right decision.
Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION X GSR
Rexpeed Carbon front lip
Rexpeed Carbon intake
Rexpeed Carbon hood scoops
Rexpeed Carbon Side air ducts
Rexpeed Carbon Side skirts
Rexpeed Carbon Rear skirts
Varis Carbon B pillars
Rexpeed Carbon Mirrors
Rexpeed Carbon Vortex Generator
Rota SVN titanium Chrome 18'' X 10J
Voltex Type 1S Carbon spoiler
Rockford Fosgate Composet
Rockford Fosgate rear speakers
Rockford Fosgate Subwoofer
Rockford Fosgate / Mitsubishi MMCS ( Multimedia system with satnav)
Evo X MR leather Recaro interior
Stri DSD 60 MM oil pressure meter
Stri DSD 60 MM oil temperature meter
Stri DSD 60 MM exhaust temperature meter
EVO X MR leather multifunctional steering wheel
Miltek 3 inch exhaust system
Injen Upper intercooler pipe
Injen Ram Air Intake
Mishimoto silicone coolant hoses
Ralliart radiator cap
Rexpeed carbon radiator shroud
369bhp / 504 nm
Intrax Hda fully adjustable suspension system
HKS stainless steel brakes lines