Mitsubishi Evolution X | Car Review

Mitsubishi Evolution X | Car Review

By DonaMaria Sfeila

When standing in front of this Octane Blue Mitsubishi Evolution X, you can’t help but have flashbacks of rally cars flying by way over the speed limit. This impressive sports sedan crafted with sophisticated and aggressive styling is basically a Japanese samurai dressed up in discreet casual wear.

In fact, the Evo came out almost 30 years ago, it’s a stock car but you can find a lot of aftermarket brands on it like Brembo brakes, Recaro seats, as well as Enkei wheels, all very high end.

Back in 1992, Mitsubishi wanted to create something different so it came up with the Evolution concept, thus the Evo was born, incarnating the high performance upgrade of the regular economy Lancer. 

Driving the Evo, on the other hand, is not what you’d expect from a Mitsubishi car: you literally feel like you’re operating a train on tracks, you’re almost convinced you’re a rally champion everyday except you’re on the normal streets, which is still pretty cool. 

The Super All Wheel Drive System, as Mitsubishi calls it, makes you feel like you’re on the verge of bending the laws of physics. Mitsubishi also added a display of the Four wheel drive power distribution to each wheel as a special touch for video game lovers.

Furthermore, the Evo is powered by a 2 liter turbo 4 cylinder with 291 horsepower and 400 Newton Meters of torque and it has a 5 speed manual transmission. You wouldn’t think it’s a big deal; but beware, the first time you experience the Evo’s performance you’ll feel a sense of shock and surprise because it is quite fast. Going from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, no doubt you’re in for one hell of a ride!

The bonus effect is that this car is known for its durability, plus the journey is always smooth thanks to its sharp reflexes and supreme handling. It also includes cruise control and you can drive this car on snow, gravel or tarmac, so wherever you’re going it won’t give up on you.

Interior wise, you get a Leather wrap steering wheel, performance seats that incorporate a sporty design and provide perfect lateral support so you feel like the seat’s hugging you to keep you comfy while driving. 

By the way, rear seat leg space is very good so you can comfortably take your family on long trips or embark your friends on a wild ride. Just imagine the immense potential: you can use this car on school days to pick up your kids and be the cool dad/mom whereas on weekends you’d be showing off its amazing race power.

However, there is a good & a bad side to this story, the Evo was discontinued in 2015, which means the 10th edition was the last of them, and for a lot of fans this is bitter news. 

Not to worry though, it is a great opportunity to invest in one today because their price is not ready to go down and it’s only available in limited quantities so it hasn’t lost its value. The Evo just can’t disappoint! 

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