Lancer Evolution VIII MR
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20,000 CR
Model year: 2004
Performance Index: B 488
Drive Type: AWD
Engine Placement: Front
Basic Performance
Advanced Performance
Power: 305 HP (227 kW)
Torque: 315 lb ft (427 N·m)
Weight: 3109 lbs (1410 Kg)
Front: 60%
Displ: 2.0 L
Power/weight: 216 HP per ton

161 kW per ton

There’s no mistaking the Lancer Evo VIII MR (“Mitsubishi Racing” version) for anything other than a rally-bred sedan born to do four-wheel drifts around corners. And because the competition hasn’t been sitting idle since the first Lancer Evos hit the ground running, the rivalry that extends from street to rally stage has evolved (pun intended) the VII MR into a better car in every way. The huge rear wing, the vortex generators mounted to the aluminum roof (to lower the center of gravity), the suspension specially tuned to provide harder cornering without shaking your fillings out—they’re all specifically engineered to allow the MR to go harder and faster than the rally-inspired competition. Revisions to the turbocharged motor and all-wheel drive system have also improved launch and grip, turning out incredible numbers that are awfully close to high-end sportscars that don’t have four usable seats and a trunk. The Lancer Evo VIII MR’s ninja-like reflexes and nearly telepathic driver feedback add up to one of the finest entries in this exclusive club.

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