All of you, I trust, will recognize the car I’m about to share being that you’re all magnificent, loyal followers who visit every day for your daily dose of rad. Now when most think about racing the first thing that comes to mind is a set of moderately modified street cars doing battle late night on vacant, suburban streets. While I can understand and relate to your every day tuner not having the means to attend expensive track days, I still don’t completely understand it when people buy cars like the Mitsubishi Evolution X in order to race in a strait line on the street. The Evo X is a car that not only gained weight and lost horsepower over its predecessor but did it all the while improving handling aspects which made it an animal on the circuit. John Robbins is a guy who realized what the newest generation Evo had to offer and decided to create a violent, track prepped, real race car out of the already impressive platform.
John is someone that knew what he wanted in a car. He was seeking a reliable platform that looked good and could be tuned to make plenty of power but more importantly than that, he needed a car that’s handling could be taken to a level where it would not only be competitive but unmatched by almost everything in his group. The X met all of those qualifications so he pulled the trigger and teamed up with the guys at EFI Logics in order to create the demon you see here. And a demon it is.
Having been in this car for a few hot laps around the circuit at Wicked Big Meet I can personally attest to the ruthlessness of this Mitsubishi. The cornering is unreal and the power delivery is immediate. It was an experience that far exceeded my wildest imagination and what I thought an automobile was capable of. Combine this ruthless devil car with Johns’ amazing driving ability and you have an all together lethal package that can and has laid down several beatings on numerous different tracks.
With accomplishments like winning the Lime Rock Cart SU class in 2011, setting a track record at Watkins Glen in 2010 along with numerous other victories at Lightning and Pocono, the actions of John and the team at EFI speak louder than my words ever could. The car will be making its’ last event of the season in a couple weeks than it will go into hibernation for the winter. Many new changes have recently been made to the car in order to take it to an even higher level than it currently is and more are planned during the off season so watch out 2012! Hopefully I’ll be out there with ya!
Photo’s by KW Image