Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 2

Year     1994    Mileage     84,000
Acquired     November 2017     Dream car    Nissan Skyline R34 GTR
Biggest automotive regret Selling my supercharged EP3 Type R! That car was great fun
Dream road trip A trip to the Swiss Alps with a group of old-school Japanese cars 

Hasan Zeb ‘It’s all down to the driver, with no modern technology to help you out!’


Why did you choose this car?
I remember going out in my brother’s Evo 2 around 10 years ago – we gave a Porsche a hard time! Since then, I have always admired the simplicity combined with the advantageous advancements of this amazing road car. 

What do you love about it most?
The fact I can drive around the city very comfortably, and the responsiveness is there when I'm at the lights. It’s all down to the driver and there is no modern technology to help you out! 

What do you like least about it?
As it’s nearly 25 years old, it’s quite difficult to source any replacement parts as most have been discontinued. Hence you always have that worry about something breaking. But other than that, nothing. 

Any modifications?
My GSR has: Tein adjustable coilovers, Ralliart engine mounts, EBC drilled and grooved disc and pads, Tanabe stainless-steel exhaust with de-cat, Apexi AVCR boost controller, Walbro 225lph pump, Sard fuel pressure regulator, HPS fuel rail, uprated fuel injectors, Magnecor HT leads, alloy radiator, Cusco master brake stopper, Cusco lower H-brace, Rigid Motorsport front and rear strut braces, Evo 8 blow-off valve, Ark turbo timer, oil temperature/boost gauge, 17in Team Dynamic Pro Race 3 alloys.  

What’s it like to run? 
I'm part of the Evo 123 Owners' Club on Facebook, which is really helpful with advice and help on the early Evos. There's a few breakers on the page, which can be useful. Specialists can be easily found throughout the country. 

Any advice for owners?
My advice would be to ensure the car has extensive history and examine for rust as these models are getting old. They can take a beating day in, day out, but they don't respond well to being launched as they're known to break transfer cases, hence many opt for the RS rear diff. 

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