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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Mitsubishi Evo

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Mitsubishi Evo

Posted by Glenn Rowswell on 23rd February 2012

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1. The Evo RS models came with steel wheels – many also had thinner body panels and thinner glass on the options list.

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2. The Evo VII GT-A was the first Evo version to be available with an automatic box and featured no bonnet vents and unique diamond-cut 17s.

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3. The North American Evo X MR Premium comes with a 30GB music server and 650w, nine-speaker Rockford-Fosgate stereo as standard.

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4. It’s not strictly an Evo, but the first ever Mitsubishi Lancer GSR packed a monster 1.6ltr engine and a whopping 95bhp!

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5. The Evo MIEV does 0-60mph in 6.9sec and is powered by four electric motors, delivering 382lb/ft right from standstill.

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6. The world’s fastest Evo is Mike Reichen’s 1994 Evo II which managed 221.4mph.

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7.    Just 2,500 Evo IX estates were made. The car is pretty much the same as the Evo IX saloon and packs a 2.0-litre turbo engine, 6-speed box and AWD.

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8. The Evo used in The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift, was actually a VIII disguised to look like a IX.

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9. The WRC ‘Evos’ used in the late ’90s by the likes of Richard Burns and Freddy Loix were badged as Carisma GTs, not Evos.

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10. One of the rarest Evos is the VI Extreme, with just 50 models made. The RALLIART UK tuned model packs 350 bhp and hits 0-60 mph in around 4 seconds.