Fall In Love With The Mitsubishi Evo All Over Again Watching It Hoon In The Snow

Here we see the mythical beast known as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 in its natural habitat: off paved surfaces, and sideways. Note the large wing and vortex generators on the back of this rare animal. Marvel at the great volume of snow it is able to kick up as it all-wheel-drifts. Rejoice, and smile.


This footage is from a snow course in the Livigno, Italy—a northern Italian town in the Alps. It’s the perfect place to put your rally-inspired hoonmobile to the test.

Mitsubishi may have quit making the Lancer Evolution, but it will always have a place in our hearts. Snow driving is a blast, and there’s no place I’d rather be this time of year than behind the wheel of an Evo, pretending I’m even half as talented as Tommi Mäkinen.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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Somewhere in the multiverse, there is an Earth where the WRC has both a 2-liter class as well as a 1.6-liter class. It’s a world where Colin McRae and Richard Burns are alive and racing against Sebastien Loeb and Tommi Makinen and Jari-Matti Latvala. A place where Peugeot, Citroen, Skoda, Hyundai, Suzuki, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Lancia, Ford, MINI, Audi and VW all fight for the overall title. A planet where the Safari Rally is run as a crown WRC event, and there are three snow events.

It’s probably a more prosperous Earth, too, but we’d only know if the car racing there is better than what’s on this Earth.