An Evo With Goals

An Evo With Goals

It Simply Had To Become Done

This really is strange. I’m located on the cold ground along a backstreet in Akihabara pointing my camera in a vehicle that shouldn’t be here, yet it’s.

We first saw this Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Edition in the SEMA Show this past year, then in the Tokyo, japan Auto Salon, then in the HKS Premium Day, and again another weekend at Tsukuba for that Hyper Meeting. It’s as though the US-market Evo have been looking to get attention, possibly meaning which i should feature it. And extremely, how could I not? This can be a vehicle that’s been constructed with an amount of substance and a focus to detail that will get me all giddy.

An Evo With Goals

During its holiday about this side from the Off-shore the Bulletproof Automotive Evo X has been cared for by Matsui-san of Power House Amuse, also it was he who drove the vehicle within the Aqua Line from his shop in Kisarazu towards the otaku center of Japan’s capital with this shoot. I’d usually affiliate itasha cars with Akihabara, however i just couldn’t avoid the chance to capture this US-built and tuned Evo within the most Japanese locations possible.

An Evo With Goals

So what exactly is this build about? Well, a couple of things really. Designed for a Bulletproof customer, this is actually the vehicle which was accustomed to unveil the 3rd iteration from the Varis wide-body conversion for that CZ4A.

An Evo With Goals

Might a brand new wheel brand known as Hyperlock. These wheels are very worthwhile as they’re not only offered with center-locks but they are also very customizable. The solid faces are mated to heat-treated barrels as well as on the Evo measure 1911-inch.

An Evo With Goals

The concept behind the middle lug nut would be to offer simplicity and streamline the look for further lightness. Vehicle-specific hub conversions are incorporated in addition to a the tool set needed for torquing them up.

An Evo With Goals

  • An Evo With Goals

    The jaw-shedding setup doesn’t finish there because this is the only real Evo X on the planet to operate a R35 GT-R Brembo front and back caliper swap, as well as Overtake carbon ceramic dvds with matching pads.

    An Evo With Goals

    Lifting in the Varis venting carbon hood it rapidly becomes apparent the exotic race-grade brakes were added for any reason: This built 4B11 pushes out 800hp. Time comes thanks to a well-balanced and blueprinted 2.2L AMS crate motor having a ported and polished mind, oversized valves, 9:1 compression ratio, along with a 9,000rpm redline.

    An Evo With Goals

    Then there’s the turbo, an ETS Precision 67mm unit that is difficult to miss sitting between your engine and firewall. Because of its position heat management was vital, so there’s a shielding plate, ceramic coating around the exhaust manifold, and also the dump pipe is sleeved in exhaust wrap.

    An Evo With Goals

    With the majority of the piping and metal surfaces powder-coated in black and all sorts of plastic hoses selected within the same color, the entire setup can almost be referred to as ‘stealthy’. But there are several awesome upgrades hiding within the blacked-out bay, including Injector Dynamics 1,700cc squirters and also the supporting fuel system to go together with them.

    When I was communicating with Matsui-san about how exactly it’s all managed having a Cobb Accessport ECU module, the manager from the Pachinko parlor i was parked up before arrived on the scene and apologized sincerely for getting to inquire about us to maneuver once we weren’t said to be there.

    An Evo With Goals

    After bowing and apologising in a minimum of seven various ways we continued our way, hunting around Akiba for any second shooting location.

    Being Bold An Evo With Goals

    We wound up on Chuo Dori, the primary street that crosses ‘Electric Town’, and positioned the vehicle through the side of some well-known shops.

    An Evo With Goals

    The vibrant neon lights switched to be precisely what we wanted to look at the vibrant red exterior and new Varis aesthetic conversion with this final generation from the Evo, which even includes front and back lights.

    An Evo With Goals

    The package is comprehensive with simply the doorways and roof really remaining untouched. Almost every other panel is other exchanged to have an original Varis design or mated to additional pieces included in the transformation. With no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you can either the Hyperlock wheels around the driver’s side are black with red center centers instead of silver with black focuses on the passenger side.

    An Evo With Goals

  • An Evo With Goals

    When Varis started running a business venting carbon hoods rapidly grew to become their top-selling parts, so it seems sensible that people see this item first. While all their carbon might not be from the pre-preg, autoclave baked ‘dry’ variety, still it helps you to shed a respectable amount of weight and along the way introduce functional design cues that within this situation help expel engine bay heat. If you’re interested to determine how this option make their parts, I visited their factory in 2014, so have a look.

    An Evo With Goals

  • An Evo With Goals

    Only then do we arrive at the initial step from the widening conversion, which begins in advance using the bumper and exactly how it flows in to the wider fenders. It provides a noticeably stouter presence, while easily that contains the 11-inch wide wheels and 295-section tires.

    An Evo With Goals

    There’s ample carbon detailing here too, in the extended splitter and set of canards that help push the front finish to the ground, towards the fender finishers in which the arches meets the skirt lines.

    An Evo With Goals

    The only real non-Varis bit to decorate your body is a set of JUN mirrors, but with similar glossy uncovered carbon fibre finish they’re an ideal fit.

    An Evo With Goals

  • An Evo With Goals

    For me personally, however, probably the most visual facet of this newest Varis package may be the rear fender treatment, a broader and much more extreme variant of what’s been done before. The actual way it merges in to the rear bumper jogs my memory of Super GT cars.

    An Evo With Goals

    Hold on, we aren’t quite carried out with the carbon yet. Our prime rising wing and also the trunk lid it’s installed on are also both produced from carbon.

    An Evo With Goals

    Have a couple of steps back and also the complexity from the exterior really is sensible in general, and also you can’t help but nod in approval understanding that there’s ample performance to go together with time attack look.

    An Evo With Goals

    And don’t for one second think that exactly the same focus on detail wasn’t provided to the handing.

    An Evo With Goals

    Squaring from the geometry was an essential goal, and that’s why on the top of beefier sway bars at both sides, Whiteline roll center adjusters were put into combat the results from the lower ride height. Aragosta adjustable coilovers take care from the rest while a front lift package won’ doubt extend the existence from the carbon lip.

    It’s All Within The Details An Evo With Goals

    This to be the second Bulletproof Automotive build I’ve shot in Japan (remember the FR-S?) I wasn’t surprised when I saw the entire interior have been covered in Alcantara. Actually, I kind of expected it as being I understand these guys enjoy things correctly and hate skipping details. It’s an enormous contrast towards the usual Evo interiors we have seen, but on the other hand, shooting for supercar-like amounts of finish inside a more affordable Japanese sports vehicle requires no small investment.

    An Evo With Goals

  • An Evo With Goals

    When i state everything I truly do mean it the velvety grey and red Alcantara being accustomed to reupholster the Recaro seats to make sure that everything matched and merely felt right.

    An Evo With Goals

    Our prime degree of finish reaches the Overtake controls which is made from dry carbon. Carbon on the controls!

    An Evo With Goals

    An Evo With Goals

  • An Evo With Goals

    Because the plaque around the transmission tunnel hints, this vehicle is among the last of the special breed. It had been a little strange seeing the Miles per hour speedometer and also the temperature studying in F, when you are left-hands drive is exactly what caught the attention of numerous passers by in Akihabara who stopped to inquire about some questions.

    An Evo With Goals

    With Bulletproof being official distributors for Power House Amuse in america, it had been nice to determine certainly one of their most recognizable products – the R1 Titan shift knob – built in the Evo.

    An Evo With Goals

    I possibly could have remained through the night chatting concerning the vehicle and jamming general with Matsui-san, however the time eventually found split up.

    An Evo With Goals

    He leaped within the Evo, cranked the 800hp engine to existence and roared lower Chuo Dori for the Shutoko entrance. I had been left believing that it’s indeed possible to achieve the better of all possible worlds, or at best near to it. Brutal power along with a feeling of luxury and exclusivity, the epitome from the custom vehicle.

    Dino Dalle Carbonare
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    Bulletproof Automotive 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Edition

    Figures:
    Max Power: 800hp

    Engine:
    AMS 2.2 4B11 stroker crate engine, ETS Precision 6766 BB T4 V-band turbo, AMS intercooler, Cobb Accessport, AMS fuel rail, AMS fuel pressure regulator, ETS intake, Full-Race ProStock turbo manifold, DeatschWerks 340lph fuel pump, Injector Dynamics 1,700cc injectors, Bulletproof x Amuse 90mm valvetronic STTI titanium exhaust system

    Driveline
    Evo X manual gear box, AMS triple-plate clutch package, Sheptrans transfer situation upgrade, Drexler rear differential (high power version)

    Suspension & Brakes:
    Aragosta coilover package with front cup/lift system, Whiteline front sway bar, Cusco rear sway bar, Whiteline rear camber control arms, Whiteline roll center correction, Whiteline sway bar finish links, Bulletproof Automotive R35 GT-R 6-piston front brake conversion package with 15.5-inch rotors, Bulletproof Automotive R35 GT-R 4-piston rear brake conversion package, Overtake R35 GT-R carbon ceramic upgrade package

    Wheels & Tires:
    Hyperlock HL-6S 1911-inch +35 center-lock wheels, Toyo Proxes R888R 305/30ZR19 tires

    Exterior:
    Varis Ver.3 wide-body package, Varis carbon racing canard set, Varis Ver.2 Ultimate carbon aero hood, Varis carbon trunk lid, Varis carbon high mount GT Wing, Varis carbon rear diffuser, Varis Brought taillights, JUN carbon aero mirrors, vinyl wrap

    Interior:
    Recaro Japan SR-7 seats (Bulletproof remix), Recaro Japan seat rails, Bulletproof Automotive full custom charcoal, red & black Alcantara retrim, Bulletproof Automotive red seatbelt conversion, Overtake dry carbon controls, Amuse R1 Titan shift knob

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