Mitsubishi EVO VI
Alam Zeb ‘When the Garrett GT35R turbo comes on boost, you know all about it’
Dream car: Nissan Skyline R32 GTR
Biggest automotive regret?
Selling my last Evo VI – later finding out it had forged internals!
Dream road trip?
A trip to the Evo triangle. I particularly like the name of course!
Why did you choose the car?
For me, the VI was the iconic Evo. I wanted an Evo VI pushing 500+ horsepower and this car came with forged internals so it was a good foundation for me to begin my build.
What do you love about it most?
I love the way it idles at the traffic lights thanks to the aggressive camshafts! The GT35R turbo is one of the biggest in the Garrett series so when it comes on boost, you know all about it!
What do you like least about it?
Due to the aggressive triple-plate Cusco clutch, my left leg does feel numb after a long drive. Other than that, once it's going it's fine.
It has a 604bhp, 498lb-ft engine, built and mapped by Mark Shead at MA Developments. He's very well known for building Rod Tarry's Cosworth. Mine has a Greddy boost controller, HKS turbo timer, full custom stainless-steel exhaust, Autotronics ECU, HKS cam pulleys, Kelford cams, Walbro 255 in-tank fuel pump, Bosch 044 external fuel pump, AMS inlet manifold, AMS fuel rail, 1000cc RC injectors, Boomba throttle body, Evo VIII TPS, Evo VIII idle control valve, C.O.P (coil on plug) kit, 1mm oversize inlet & exhaust valves, 3-angle valve cut, bronze valve guides, high temp valve stem oil seals, uprated valve springs, uprated oil cooler, titanium top caps, ARP head bolts,
ARP rod bolts, ND 1.3mm steel head gasket, Eagle forged rods, JE Nascar pistons, balancer shaft kit, GT35R turbo kit, Tial wastegate, Cusco triple plate clutch, Evo VI gearbox with LSD, transfer box with LSD, Evo VII rear diff, bigger intercooler, intercooler hard pipe kit, HKS dump valve, alloy radiator, anti-lag.
What’s it like to run?
Being part of the Evolution group (run by Jody Poole) is great for advice and show passes. I use specialists such as Ross Sport, MA Developments for my mapping and a good pal Stuart Simms (Fudda) for any mechanical work.