Once the crew returned to the shop, they went right back to work. The recent runs proved the new car was more than capable of serious numbers, and they wanted more. With such a strong platform to work from, the decision was made to make the most of it, rather than go about recklessly replacing every part. They called up Forced Performance and Arizona Forced Induction to take a look at the turbo system. Once everyone agreed on a game plan, they decided to leave the actual turbo housing stock, and simply give the turbo's internals a thorough work over. A beefier front-mount intercooler from Buschur Racing was fitted to help maintain a cool airflow. They also left the factory ECU in place, although they were finally able to tune the car, thanks to a reflash by Gadiel Tuning. Once everything was in place, the car was strapped right back down to the dyno for tuning and testing. By the end of the day this Evo X was laying down 410 whp, and when filled with C16 race gas, it delivered a whopping 465 whp and a crushing 435 lb-ft of torque.
Aside from this reworking of the engine, the rest of the drivetrain remains stock, although an ACT clutch was employed to handle the additional power. The car came equipped from the factory with very capable Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs, not to mention the impressive Brembo stoppers. This brake setup features a pair of massive 13.8-inch rotors and four-piston calipers up front, and a nearly as massive pair of 13-inch rotors with two-piston calipers in the rear. The wheels are 18x9.5 Volk Racing CE28N Time Attacks at all four corners.
From outside, this Evo is sure to surprise quite a few unsuspecting competitors attempting to race because the wheels and custom-tinted headlights and taillights are some of the only clues that it isn't stock anymore--let alone a monster on the verge of 10-second quarter-mile runs. Inside, the car remains as Mitsubishi intended, although the factory-spec Recaro seats could be confused for aftermarket. The only additional instrumentation they've equipped so far is a 60mm boost gauge from Auto Meter.
With additional drivers, Jorge Diaz and Oscar Robles, at the helm, this setup was enough to bring the Evo's quarter-mile times down to practically 11 seconds flat, with its best run being an 11.02 at 120 mph.
It's truly amazing how capable the new generation Mitsubishi is turning out to be. True to Evo tradition, very little needs to be done to these cars to produce serious results. With so much of this BVP Evo remaining factory stock, its near 11-second-flat quarter is nothing short of jaw dropping. We can't wait to see what they have in store for us as they work toward their goal of 600 whp.
SpecsMax Wheel Horsepower: 465Max Wheel Torque: 435 lb-ftWeight: 3,260 pounds
Engine/DrivetrainMitsubishi 4B11Forced Performance reworked turboAFI tubular exhaust manifoldAFI headerBVP downpipe with O2 housing, BVP 80mm exhaustGadiel Tuning ECU reflashACT clutch
Wheels18x9.5 Volk CE28 Time Attack wheels
Exterior/InteriorCustom tint on headlights and taillightsAuto Meter 60mm boost gauge
With the boost turned up,...
With the boost turned up, and running with C16 race gas, the Evo X delivered an impressive 465 whp and 435 lb-ft of torque.
Using a larger front-mount...
Using a larger front-mount inrtercooler from Buschur Racing, a forced Performance turbo upgrade, along with a Gadiel Tuning ECU reflash enabled this vehicle a best time of 11.02 at 120 mph.