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First Look: CSF Radiator’s Evo X #TENSEMA17

Mitsubishi’s performance sedan taken to the next level

Rodrez
Oct 30, 2017

SEMA week is a big one for the automotive aftermarket, but that’s no secret. Everyone who is anyone is building something, typically last minute, in hopes of drawing attention to their brand, their sponsors, and in some cases, themselves. There’s no shortage of high-end builds, and though the show officially kicks-off on Tuesday of every year, we’re able to get early access while booths are being assembled and cars are being still being positioned and stickered. It’s crucial being that once the crowds arrive, it’s tough to get a photo, take a closer look, and in some cases, move from one booth to the next.

Making my way through random construction areas and avoiding numerous rather fast-moving forklifts like a game of Frogger (hey, old man – the kids call it “Crossy Road” now – Ed.), I stumble over a few loose extension cords and am greeted by a booth with a pair of cars positioned directly in front of its product display desk. The cars, both ghost white with dark wheels, certainly have a knack for drawing eyes. And though the Sheepeybuilt turbo kit-equipped Lamborghini, complete with its aftermarket bits peeking out of the rear end, is a jaw-dropper, it’s the widened and stripped down Evo I wanted to take a closer look at.

Evo engine bay.JPG Photo 2/20   |   Evo Engine Bay

To get a car built to this level takes money, sure, but also a healthy amount of time and, like so many other SEMA builders will be quick to tell you, time is a hot commodity. To successfully finish the Evo in time for the big show, CSF’s Ravi Dolwani enlisted the help of MotoIQ, Techno Square, Sheepey Built, and Rywire Motorsport Electronics, and the result is nothing short of spectacular.

The engine bay will no doubt draw the majority of fanfare as this car makes its rounds throughout the social media-sphere over the next few weeks, and part of that is due to the surgically clean appearance it carries while also packing a custom turbo set up. The most obvious of which includes a Garrett Gen 2 GTX 3582R reverse-rotation turbo that hangs from a Sheepey Built stainless turbo manifold and those beautifully crafted Ticon titanium up-pipes that are waving at you. A pair of Turbosmart wastegates and blow-off valves help with the huffing and puffing, while up front, that large plenum is courtesy of Magnus Motorsports’ Race manifold fed by a Magnus 82mm Bosch DBW throttle body.

Ticon up pipes.JPG Photo 3/20   |   Ticon Up Pipes

Adding fuel to the fire are Injector Dynamics 1700x injectors and to keep temps under control, CSF did what CSF does, and brought in their vertical-flow intercooler, CSF-Rywire-spec radiator and CSF bar/plate oil cooler. The brains behind the operation is a Syvecs S8 ECU combined with all sorts of complex goods, like the HP Electronik PDM, Aim Sports MSX Strada display and wiring tricks galore performed by the go-to shop in motorsport electronics, Rywire. The engine itself is a blueprinted GMG engine built for Pirelli World Challenge GTS class, but plans call for a new, fully-built powerplant by 5150 Racing after all of this SEMA madness is behind them.

Call it the unsung hero, but the suspension on this Evo should really be getting the spotlight. The list of modifications, which you can see stated in the spec list, includes custom fabricated front shock towers and custom caster/camber plates, JRZ coilovers, Whiteline tie-rod ends, numerous arms and links from AKMotorsports and custom pieces that go far beyond the typical SEMA build.

Evo widebody fender.JPG Photo 4/20   |   Evo Widebody Fender

Even if the hood were on and you just noticed those fancy up-pipes, you’d no doubt take a closer look at the custom molded Streetfighter LA widebody kit by LTMW that was actually based on a design rendering by Jon Sibal, Inc. You’d also catch those Jun x Craft Square carbon fiber mirrors, Varis LED taillights, and Downstar Inc. hardware that’s used throughout the build, including the Lexan windows that surround the cabin. And about that cabin: most civilian-centric, OEM parts have been removed to make room for the custom FIA-spec cage that surrounds a set of Sparco RevII seats and steering wheel. Custom ASC Speedmetal interior paneling is expertly fitted and powder coated and if some of this feels somewhat familiar, we saw something similar with both Rywire’s Integra Type R and Big Mike’s Prelude in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

The end result of the hard work, stress and most likely a massive reduction in hours slept during the homestretch of this build-up, is a finished product that will no doubt garner plenty of attention this week for CSF and the rest of the parties involved with its completion. SEMA is known for bringing out some of the very best builds around but this type of build really raises the bar and puts those that aren’t in our market on notice; reminding them that there are more than just slammed cars on shiny wheels coming from our market.

CONNECT
CSF Radiators
Csfradiators.com

Rywire Motorsport Electronics
Rywire.com

Mitsubishi evo front quarter.JPG Photo 5/20   |   Mitsubishi Evo Front Quarter

ENGINE
ATI super damper
Ralliart motor mounts
Garrett by Honeywell Gen2 GTX 3582R reverse rotation & 1.01A/AR Turbocharger
Turbosmart Dual wastegates
Turbosmart Blow-off valve
CSF 27x6x4.5 vertical-flow intercooler fabricated by Sheepey Built
Hydraflow clamps by Burns Stainless
CSF x Rywire Tucked universal radiator (Large Size)
CSF bar/plate oil cooler
Turbo kit fabrication by Sheepey Built
Sheepey Built stainless schedule 40 turbo manifold with custom Ticon Titanium up-pipes and up-tubes
Mangnus Motorsports Race Intake Manifold
Magnus Motorsports Bosch 82mm Drive By Wire Throttle Body
Magnus Motorsports fuel rail
Peterson Dry-sump oil system by Magnus Motorsports
Motorsports grade custom plumbing by Rywire using XRP HS-79 PTFE hose and XRP fittings
KTN Thermodynamics intake manifold spacer
Custom fuel bladder with Bosch fuel pumps
Nuke fuel pressure regulator
Injector Dynamics 1700X
Blueprinted GMG engine built for Pirelli World Challenge GTS class
Engine Tuned and to be fully-built by 5150 Racing (after SEMA)

DRIVETRAIN
SPEC lightweight flywheel
TWM Performance all-metal performance short shifter
Tilton clutch kit

SUSPENSION
JRZ 2-way coilover suspension
Whiteline high performance tie rod ends
AKMotorsports:
Front Tubular Subframe (1 pcs)
Rear Tubular Subframe (1 pcs)
Front Aluminium Arms (2 pcs)
Front Outrigger Arms (2 pcs)
Front ARB Links (2 pcs)
Front Arms Antiroll Bracket (2 pcs)
Rear Triangle Wishbones (2 pcs)
Rear Short Wishbones (2 pcs)
Rear Long Wishbones (2 pcs)
Rear Bent Wishbones (2 pcs)
Rear ARB Links (2 pcs)
Developed based on 3D scan
Full CAD designed and FEA tested
Manufactured from T45 tubbing, milled parts from C45 metal and plates form S355 steel Tubing bent and cut on CNC
Front arms manufactured from 7075 billet aluminum, anodized
Tig Welded with special weld wire for T45
Bearings / rod-ends – same as used in original Rally Art MML R4 kit
Fabricated strut towers with custom caster/camber plates

EXTERIOR
Varis LED Taillights
Custom Rotiform LAS-R 3-piece wheel
Jun x Craftsquare carbon fiber side mirrors
Front, rear, and side Lexan windows
Downstar hardware
Paint & Body by LTMW
Custom molded Streetfigher LA widebody kit by LTMW
Widebody design & rendering by Jon Sibal, Inc.

BRAKES
Front / Rear 4-pot Stoptech trophy kit
Custom Rywire lines
Stoptech Aero rotors
Stoptech 660race fluid
Wilwood adjustable proportioning valve

ELECTRONICS
Syvecs S8 ECU
HP Electronik PDM
Custom Race-spec by Rywire
Aim Sports MXS Strada 5’ color display dash

INTERIOR
Downstar hardware
Custom ASC Speedmetal interior paneling – custom powder coating by Embee Performance
Custom ASC Speedmetal door panels and door pulls - upholstered in black alcantara by Rogelio’s upholstery
Sparco RevII seats custom upholstered in black alcantara with red stitching by Rogelio’s upholstery
Sparco steering wheel custom upholstered in black alcantara with red stitching by Rogelio’s upholstery
Sparco window net
Sparco shift knob
Sparco harnesses
Custom FIA spec rollcage by GMG
Shaved engine bay and interior paint by LTMW (BMW Alpine white)

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