Welcome. It’s good here. It’s a clear day in America now that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I is legal to import into the United States under the 25 Year Rule and you can scoop up this very special homologation special right in California.
Many of us have the dream: buy a cheap old unlikely car, race it against teams with much bigger budgets, and win big. Summon your inner Caswell, your inner Holland. Then reality sets in and you think it’s actually impossible, so why try? But this year on Mount Washington, Alexander Grabau did what some would consider…
I had a 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Edition last weekend. It was pretty fucking rad. Jalopnik is now one new Evo review richer, even if it’s probably our last. And here are the rest of the photos that I took from that weekend.
There’s something exceptionally intense about hillclimb racing. The angry automotive sounds smashing nature’s solitude– it’s all very dramatic in a “man versus nature” kind of way. This car takes that to a new level though.
This guy beat out all of the more modern R5 rally cars with his older Group N Mitsubishi Evo. And the way he drives is beyond gnarly.
Mitsubishi didn't give the Evo all those diffs just for you to hardpark at some car show.
We know that Mitsubishi is going to make a final 2,000 unit send-off to the Lancer Evolution. Here's what that could look like, complete with 473 horsepower.
Mitsubishi conquered the rally world in the 1990s with extreme preparation, organization, and professionalism. That and crazy fast cars.
Watching this Mitsubishi Evo slip off the road and shoot end-over-end into the air was scarcely believable the last time we saw it. This new angle gives a better sense of the balletic crash.
The rollover this Mitsubishi Evo rally car goes through is at least an 8 out of 10 on the pucker scale, but it's the perfect car selfie at the end that makes the video.
Honestly, I thought his was a joke. I mean, I get that the Evo has been with us since 2007. It's old, yes. But is this really the only way to make it look somewhat different?
For no good reason, here's a Mitsubishi going airborne.
Let's say you took two rally drivers and two circuit drivers and then put them in the same Mitsubishi Evo on the same tarmac road course? How would the two groups of drivers handle the circuit differently?
Crash your car at 180 MPH? Don't be a wuss. Screw the tow truck and drive that sucker home.
I've seen dozens of videos where a guy puts his mom in the passenger seat of his fast car and then scares her with it. Finally, somebody made a video where mom drives the car and scares the crap out of her son.
One rally car, some very deserted roads, and a lot of fresh snow. This is 'EVO' and it's one of the prettiest car videos I've seen in a long time.
When the folks at OPTIMA sent me over a preview of the Ultimate Street Car Invitational running on SPEED last month I was amused to see two of the very different cars running were a Bandit Trans-Am and a 2003 Mitsubishi Evo. Few competitions would pair those cars together, least of all on an autocross.
(Last week, I reviewed the Mitsubishi Evo MR because my Dad has one and wanted my thoughts on it. Guess what? He didn't completely agree with my assessment. This is his opinion of his daily driver. - T.O.)