Although Mitsubishi EVOs are fast and
powerful automobiles when they leave the
factory, imagine what can happen to such an
automobile when it passes to the hands of
experienced automobile performance enhancers
like Stratis Autosport. Take a look at how a
very fast car was able to drive the editor of
Power Techniques crazy with its performance.
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As soon as the EVO IV TME was purchased, we
removed the factory exhaust manifold, and the
entire exhaust system. The new manifold is a
stainless steel aftermarket product of G-force.
The link pipe, the 76mm downpipe, and the
remaining 80mm muffler is made by Kakimoto. The
exhaust system has a final boiler, is wholly made
of titanium, and weighs a total of 4.5 kilograms.
was replaced by the HKS Kansai carbon intake box.
The installation of an aftermarket ECU was
rejected, but an equivalent computer HKS F Kon Z
was installed in the glove compartment. The
Intercooler R Spec and the blow off valve Type S
is made by Greddy, the fuel pump by Walbro
providing 255 lt/h, the fuel injection nozzles are
original manufacturer's equipment, and the
combustion intensifier from HKS.
The dynamo crank pulley and the water pump are
of very light aluminum made by Unorthodox racing.
This results in the engine gaining power and also
improves steering ease.
The EVO was
mounted with the invaluable assist of Cusco, which
provided the completely adjustable shocks, the
Zero 2- R the top mounts and the rear chassis bar.
In front, under the suspension, a reinforcing
Cusco subframe was installed, as well as carbon
strut bar. The steering has become more
responsive, and as a result you think that you're
churning butter by hand! The slightest movement of
the steering wheel is responded to by an immediate
reaction of the entire car. The shocks are taut,
but without thrashing at every road imperfection,
and without the car's leaning off its center of
gravity at all!
In a test drive by Power Techniques magazine,
the EVO was impressive in its performance and in
its over-all response. Its measurements were as
|423,8 Ps / 6.839rpm |
||46,2 kgm / 5.214rpm
|Specific Power (PS/ ltr ) :
|Percentage of Improvement in Maximum Power:
||51,35 % |
||1.997 cc |
|Acceleration from standing
position : |
|0 - 60 km / h
|0 - 100
km / h
|0 - 160 km /
|0 - 200 km /
|100m from standing
|200m from standing position
|400m from standing position
|3rd gear 50 - 80 km/h
|3rd gear 80 - 110 km/h
|3rd gear 100 - 120 km/h
|3rd gear 50 - 80 km/h
|4th gear 80 - 110 km/h
|4th gear 100-140 km/h
|4th gear 80-110 km/h
|5th gear 100-140 km/h
|5th gear 140-180 km/h
These measurements were taken with 2 persons
and a 20%- filled reservoir. Environmental
temperature: 11; relative humidity: 49%
Significant editorial comments:
- "Before measuring the car's
performance, we waited to see 0-100 in 4 sec and
0-402m in low 12s, but things happened
differently. With the Vbox 3 installed in the EVO,
I bound myself into the passenger's bucket seat,
and waited to see how Lambros' performance would
work out. The test track was empty. "We'll set out
at 5,000 rpm because the tires are lousy," said
the driver, revving up the rpm, and let out the
clutch with a jerk.
The EVO blasted off spinning on all fours in
1st gear, went into 2nd just a bit before cutting
accelerating without pause; and at the engagement
of 3rd gear, the screen indicated 0-100 km/h @ 4.2
sec, and 12.2 sec for the 0-402m.
"Let's go again, it might descend some more!"
Lambros insisted. He reversed, turned around, and
returned to the same point. The tires had
overheated and now would yield better results. It
was time to see what the EVO VI could do with .
Setting out in this EVO reminds one of a
catapult's trajectory! The car has such oomph that
your brain will rattle. And of course you feel it
even more intensely when you're in the passenger's
seat! Lambros set out this time in the same
manner, changing gears at the last possible
moment, and achieving 0-100 km / h in 3.77
seconds! Similarly, the 12 dry seconds are a fact
for the 0-402m, at an exit speed of 188.22 km / h
About the engine, Dr. Power said:
- "It is the most powerful EVO with
standalone engine management system that we at
POWER have ever measured up to today. It has a
very lineal graph of power and torque. The engine
responds quickly, and the power presents stable
increases up to 6,839rpm, at which point its
maximum 423,8PS is reached."
Under the heading, "Shall I buy it?"
the editor responds:
"Excellent performance and
response in its first-stage improvement. The costs
of the aftermarket products are not prohibitive --
they are indeed economical when one considers the
results that are achievable. The EVO is
easy-handling, and you can use it for a short
excursion or speed up instantaneously with the