The Lancer Evolution remains one of the most tested, capable all-wheel-drive performance vehicles of all-time. And despite Mitsubishi dropping the platform from its lineup, tuners haven't given up hope, with several still campaigning the venerable EVO on their race teams, such as Garage G-Force.
Garage G Force EVO
This EVO IX isn't anything new and has been Garage G-Force's demo car for some time. It's been proven at places like Tsukuba with NOB Taniguchi behind the wheel. But since last year, the guys at G-Force have been busy squeezing out more power out of the 4G63 turbo-4 — an expected 730whp. They've also teamed up with Voltex to create a ridiculous new aero package to help its chances at more competitive time attack series (see video for more). The team plans to test the car more this year in Japan, but have an end goal of shipping the car to World Time Attack Challenge in one-to-two years' time. How about our Super Lap Battle next, guys?!
Pit Road M GTO
And here's a car we definitely don't see everyday, or for that matter a car we'll be lucky to see once a year! This is a GTO — Mitsubishi's answer to compete with the likes of the NSX, Supra, and RX-7 back in the nineties. Underneath the hood was a twin-turbo six-cylinder (6G72TT). Unfortunately, the GTO was a bit of an overweight pig and didn't sell as well as Mitsubishi had hoped, especially in the US where it was badged as the 3000GT. But there were some believers, for example Pit Road M.
Pit Road M, the Machine Factory, is considered legendary in the drag racing scene for building some of the fastest Mitsubishi GTO's in the world. Hailing from the Kansai region, we've seen impressive drag and time attack cars from them for years, but their GTO projects have received the most praise. This particular GTO at Tokyo Auto Salon '16 was a pleasant surprise to see, with a fully built, 3.1-liter bottom-end. It's also been given a single turbo conversion using a Trust T88-38K, and makes roughly 900hp and 720 lb.-ft. of torque. With an understated exterior, quality parts, no stickers, and incredible power under the hood, it's the type of performance car we dig here at Super Street, and the reason why we enjoy going to Tokyo Auto Salon!