The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 is also known as 'Evo' and mainly supplied in Japan for use in rallies. How did this right-hand drive Japanese youngtimer end up in the Netherlands? According to the records, it drove from new in 2003 to 2019 in Japan, where it was put up for sale through an internet auction. After his purchase he eventually ended up in Scotland (Glasgow) where Albert van der Meer managed to track him down and drove him to the Netherlands. The youngtimer looks immaculate in its deep black paint.
By: Dirk de Jong
The engine of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 has a power of 380 hp with 500 nm of torque and a top speed of 260 km per hour. The car has a freely programmable ecu, evo 8 mr camshaft. An evo 9 turbo with a manifold made by Albert himself and a 3 inch exhaust. (Mishimoting intercooling piping 1000 cc injectors.) In addition to these technical adjustments, all wishbones and subframe were repainted, the brakes overhauled and powerflex bushings installed.
Albert is only 22 years old, but already knows that if you do things that you enjoy, your car (hobby) life will become pleasant. He wants to feel the thrill and adrenaline with his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 and has already planned a visit to the Nürburgring. There he can safely explore the limits of this fast car.
Albert: “It is a source of pleasure for me. Look at all those beautiful details. To me that is pure beauty and a sensation, actually 'art' in design. It's a sight to behold, especially given the responses I get. There is usually a lot of passionate photography. In most cases this concerns enthusiasts for fast cars. The hood often has to be opened.”
Albert: “But it is also a privilege for me to drive this special car, because you can definitely distinguish yourself with it. When I park somewhere you see people looking a little curious. They then have questions about this unusual car and want to know what kind of car it is. It remains wonderful to concentrate on your hobby, my rating for the Japanese Mitsubishi Evo? That is easily said, a nine!”
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