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LanEvo VIII


hirofkd
01-25-2003, 07:38 AM
Fujimi Lancer Evolution VIII, Jan 29, 2200 yen.
The manufacturer claim it to be all new tool, but I doubt it. I call it all new body tool, with existing evo interior tub and chassis.
We'll wait and see.

exhaust smoke
01-25-2003, 07:44 AM
Evo VIII, that's good news.

Fujimi have probably used the same interior hub as the Evo VII, used the same body, but modified the front and rear bumpers/spoilers.

We'll wait and see!

Vric
01-25-2003, 08:02 AM
any pic of Evo8 ? never see it

COZMO6476
01-25-2003, 08:43 AM
its in the latest issue of Sport Compact Car... in the article they say that they havent been able to get their hands on a real one but they have lots of exterior pictures and talk about the differences/similarities.

flyonthewall
01-25-2003, 09:00 AM
I think it looks great! I wasn't so keen on the 6 and 7 styling, this certainly brings back a more agressive look.

http://www.boomplustoys.net/tokyoautosalon2003/images/bptautosalon0161.jpg

Forhod
01-25-2003, 09:13 AM
The car is hot but the babe is hotter!~ :devil:

Jarrod Li
01-25-2003, 09:15 AM
I still miss the foglights of the old 4's and 5'. Also the wheels are direct copies of the Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Wheels from 2000 and 2001 except that they are 1" larger.

Dorikin
01-25-2003, 09:27 AM
Acutally those whees are made by Enkei for Mitsubishi.

Jarrod Li
01-25-2003, 09:41 AM
Yes but the style is a direct copy-off of the 00/01 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS rims. Here's my friends 01 RS with the stock wheels. Only difference is that they are 16" instead of the mitsu's 17", that and maybe some miniscule size differences in the spokes, other than that, a direct style copy.

http://24.210.50.206/pics/car_pics_02/DSC00041_big.jpg

Rtuned
01-25-2003, 11:15 AM
I still prefer the EVo 6 and 4. It look more fierce than EVO 8 :bloated:

Dorikin
01-25-2003, 11:51 AM
Evo5 Baby!!!!

THose fog ligths and OZ wheels look so sexy.....
I kinda like the 3 too...conservative yet stylish

After they switched to Lancer Cedia chassis, they styling went downhill.
EVO7=Accord
Evo8=Pontiac Sunfire

Rtuned
01-25-2003, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by Dorikin
Evo5 Baby!!!!

THose fog ligths and OZ wheels look so sexy.....
I kinda like the 3 too...conservative yet stylish

After they switched to Lancer Cedia chassis, they styling went downhill.
EVO7=Accord
Evo8=Pontiac Sunfire
agree...:p

I thought 7 is the worst. Now...:eek: I seen something much more worst: EVO 8. :p

Vric
01-25-2003, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by flyonthewall
I think it looks great! I wasn't so keen on the 6 and 7 styling, this certainly brings back a more agressive look.

http://www.boomplustoys.net/tokyoautosalon2003/images/bptautosalon0161.jpg

humm.. nice Evo.. Will wait for the Evo 8 WRC :D

SuPeRcAr_MaN
01-25-2003, 12:31 PM
I don't really like it. The headlights are HUGE. I like the older EVOs much better. I'll take a Subaru over that any day. :)

IanLi
01-25-2003, 12:34 PM
And the tub from Evo VII actually came from Evo III......:uhoh:

Anyway, as hirofkd suggests, we'd expect a retooled body based on the Evo VII, cos Evo VIII has a different bonnet......
Or else would Fujimi come up with a new Evo VIII bonnet that we "cut and paste" to the original Evo VII body? :confused:


Originally posted by exhaust smoke
Fujimi have probably used the same interior hub as the Evo VII, used the same body, but modified the front and rear bumpers/spoilers.

We'll wait and see!

mhpspeed
01-25-2003, 01:07 PM
this actually just like the 7 it kinda of a 7.5. the reesigned front end was to mee U.S. crash stnderds and to fit into the U.S. Mitsubishi line better. They say this will kill a wrx but im not sure till I see it. I got all this from my new "sport compact car" magazine, which i suggest everyone to get its a pretty good magazine. plus the changed the name from Evo VIII to Evo 8, cause its gonna get hard to neame them hwen the get into the big numbers, just like the superbowl the numbers so big in roman numerals it looks stupid. and the U.S version will only have 271 horse power due to emmision contorol to the 276 I think of the japan version.

bigfrit
01-25-2003, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by Vric


humm.. nice Evo.. Will wait for the Evo 8 WRC :D

Well, sorry to dissapoint you, there will definatly not be a Evo VIII WRC, since Mitsubishi retired from WRC this year, to come back with probably the Colt WRC :(

Ciaoo Oli:D

chaos
01-25-2003, 02:08 PM
Hmmm....never did like the 7 - the 8 is very similar and I agree - the car has lost its aggresiveness.

IMO, the 3, 5 and 6 were the best looking evo's.

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