Joni Meriläinen from Sotkamo has built cars for a long time, and he's very well known as a guy who handles his cars with a touch of motorsport. A few years back Joni found a car that fit him like a glove, a Mitsubishi Evo VIII. Built with care and premium parts, this low and wide Evo is handled with attitude.
Exhaust manifold, elbow, downpipe, 3” exhaust, K&N air filter, Evo IX metal bypass valve, better intercooler and intercooler pipings, silicone hoses
5-speed manual, AYC differential
K-Sport 8-piston calipers with drilled and grooved discs in the front, stock Brembos and Ferodo pads with drilled and grooved discs in the back
Leon Hardiritt Bugel Super Star three-piece forged wheels with step lips, 9x18” ET11 in the front, 10x18” ET -2 in the back
Toyo Proxes R888 235/40/18”
Chargespeed front bumper with quick release, Ait Racing +30mm front fenders, Seibon carbon fiber bonnet, rear fenders modified from Voltex +30mm kit, carbon fiber mirrors, Auto Tech widebody rear bumper modified to fit with Voltex fenders, carbon fiber rear spoiler, body wrapped with matte red vinyl, Ralliart cooling plate, Sparco tow straps. Chargespeed side skirts and rear bumper sitting in the garage, as an alternative option
Bolt roll cage integrated to fit with the stock interior, Recaro seats, Sabelt 6-point seat belts, Ralliart 340km/h gauge cluster, Defi boost gauge, Vems wideband, Terratrip headset, Pekkilä Racing gear knob
Co-drivers screams and notes
Enough to melt Toyo R888s (stock 265hp and 355Nm)
NEXT ON THIS PROJECT:
Some performance and exterior modifications to come
RS2000, Cosworth, Audi RS2, Audi B7 RS4, etc.
Petri Moilanen, Jaakko Kemppainen, Pentti Uurtio, Black Out Manu Leppänen, Duke, WND Jyrki Määttä, EPRT, BWC crew, guys at Autohuolto Sotkamo