Thursday, October 2, 2008

Kustom Candidates

2008 Lancer Evolution

evo teaser

Vital Statistics:
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-360 GSR
Engine: 998cc turbo, four cylinders
Power: 1 354bhp @ 6500rpm
Torque: 363 lb ft @ 3200rpm
Transmission: Five-speed manual
Fuel: 19.9mpg (combined)
CO2: 328g/km
Performance: 0-62mph: 4.1sec
Top speed:155mph

Excerpts from Jeremy Clarkson's review:

" couldn’t get more attention even if you were Jade Goody and you stood on a bridge over the M1 motorway and had full sex with a cow."

"The previous nine Evos were always exquisite to drive, nicer even than their great rivals from Subaru. But they were also woefully flimsy, stylistically challenged and hard to the point of hopelessness. For one lap of the Nürburgring, you’d use an Evo every time."

"The Evo X, on the other hand, looks fab. Peel away the bulges and all that carbon fibre flotsam and jetsam – all of which gives other road users an impression that for you driving may be a hobby, like trainspotting – and the basic shape is very good. And then . . . Oh. My. God. There’s the way it drives."

"The heart and soul in question was its ability to remain composed and absolutely controllable in a lairy, tyre-smoking four-wheel drift. No other car I’d driven was able to do this, even slightly. It was exquisite."

"The new car is even better because when you turn into a corner it’s the back that steps out of line. This means that even the portal through which you must pass to get at the meat and veg is full of hair-tingling joy."

"Then there’s the speed. Yes, a Ferrari 430 is full of brio and passion but get an Evo X on your tail and I guarantee that, unless it’s being driven by a complete spanner, you will not be able to shake it off."

- Vital statistics and excerpts of Jeremy Clarkson's review from

evo candidate
This is the Evolution X. Arguably one of the best incarnations of the Evolution ever. However, does HotWheels do the Evo X's real life counterpart any justice with this casting? If you want this exquisite Japanese tuner machine to be the next up to be customized, vote for it! How to vote? A poll will be posted up after all three candidates are revealed, look out for it! :-)


Tom said...

So interesting! I think you "should" do customize car per car. But I eager to see the Porsche first. :)

Eugene T. said...

I will customize every car one day. ;-) But I am interested in knowing which car would you guys prefer to see customized first?

the polls is up, happy voting! :-)

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

if you plan a full custom job, go for the evo first because you can only do little to customize the already beautifull carrera and the viper, make the evo a tuner version. :) good luck eugene! :)

Eugene T. said...

hmm, it looks like the evo is going to be customized judging by the polls. i will indeed be making a tuner version of the evo should it be customized.

thanks for the support mike! :-)