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AWD Heroes | Lancer Evolution 5 RS and 9 MR

From the grueling rally stages in Finland to the twisty mountain passes of Japan, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has proved its worth as a legendary platform both on and off road. What we have here are two prime examples of the breed on Philippine soil.

The 5 started life as an original left-hand-drive Evolution 4 RS (CN9A), albeit it underwent a full restoration with a complete Evolution 5 RS kit finished off in striking Dandelion Yellow. Cibie Zorro headlights and a pair of canards highlight the aggressive "Gundam-like" styling, with brand-new emblems and decals as a cherry on top of the exterior.

The interior is a feast of rare discontinued parts, such as an OMP Tommi Makinen Steering Wheel, Ralliart Gauge, Ralliart Pedals, Ralliart Shift Knob, and the lightweight Evo 5 RS sidings with wind-up windows.

Powering this 5 is a newly-refreshed 4G63T powerplant, featuring an Evolution 7 short block, a huge upgraded turbo, HKS 280 Cams, HKS Boost Controller, Big Valves, Stainless Valve Springs, a Ported and Polished Head, and a custom downpipe and exhaust system all helping to produce a very usable 328 All Wheel Horsepower tuned by Pacho Blanco. Power is sent to the ground through 18” Volk Racing TE37 Saga Wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Tires, with a hefty AP Racing Big Brake Kit peeping behind. BC Racing coilover suspension and Cusco strut tower bars complete the handling package for this build.

Behind is the well-known Karpartzzz69 Evolution 9 MR - another original left-hand-drive unit hailing from Europe originally. Setting apart this car from all the other CT9As in the country is a collection of Monster Sport parts that enhance the exterior, such as a Carbon Fiber Monster Sport hood, side skirt guard, rear spoiler riser, and gurney flap - perfectly complimenting the Carbon Fiber Ralliart front chin.

The interior is filled with rare Ralliart parts as well. A coveted Ralliart S2 Gauge, Ralliart Steering Wheel Cover, OEM triple-din gauge, and a Ralliart Recaro seat spices up the fresh interior.

Under the hood is the familiar 4G63T MIVEC engine, with a host of supporting modifications such as HKS Sport Intercooler Piping, K&N Drop In Filter, Koyo Large Capacity Radiator, Tomei Test Pipe, Turbo Outlet Pipe, Downpipe, High Flow Fuel Pump, Tomei Poncams, and an HKS Spec R Resonated Cat-back Exhaust. These along with many more produce a very reliable 310 All Wheel Horsepower via an ECUTek tune by Toby Lee.

Keeping the car sure-footed on the ground is a set of Öhlins DFV Road & Track Coilovers, Spoon Rigid Collars, a plethora of Cusco Front, Center, and Rear Support Bars, 18" Volk Racing TE37 Anniversary Wheels wrapped in Bridgestone RE-71R Tires, with the stock Brembo Brakes with Acre Formula 900 Brake Pads and Dixcel Rotors behind.

If you are interested in any of these examples, please drop Karpartzzz69 a direct message or call +63919 996 9699. Viewing at our shop in Taguig. Enjoy more photos below!

Please do not hesitate to message or contact us using the details below for inquiries on our Modesta Philippines coatings and Autozkin Philippines PPF. Contact Numbers: +63927 479 6936 / +63917 515 0388 Waze: Auto Vault Speed Shop

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