The Mitsubishi Evo 6 is regarded as the pinnacle of the Evolution because of the last generation that won the WRC Championship in 1999. To commemorate the success, Mitsubishi built the Tommi Makkinen Edition at the very end of the production (one available on NP - offers only on #Lot 262). To comply with Homologation rules in rallying Mitsubishi had to build 2500 units of each Evolution.
The car you see here is a well-cared for 1999 Japanese supplied Evo 6, registered in the UK in 2000 that has covered a mere 34,717 miles and is presented in Icelle Blue Metallic. One of the best colours in the range which definitely shows off the lines and angles of this car. This Evolution received a bigger intercooler and oil cooler than the previous generation, but it also had enlarged ducts in the front bumper, made possible by locating the number plate to the side.
The car may look a little OTT with the typical Japanese styling, but all serves a purpose for its performance. We love the distinct rally look with its extended flared arches at the front and rear, the distinctive rear spoiler that gives an adjustable angle of attack to alter rear down force.
From the side this car looks extremely purposeful as a family 4-door saloon car, but yet so practical and safe in all-weather terrain cross country.
Its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine produced 276bhp (although it’s accepted that it was closer to 300bhp), and 275lb ft. Fed through all four wheels via a five-speed gearbox, it makes the 1360kg car fast and exciting. The gearbox is a close ratio 5 speed unit, this means you really have to use it to get the most out of the car. This is a very capable car, 0 – 60 takes around 4.5 seconds which is incredible still by todays standard Mitsubishi used a highly complicated AWD system that employed the use of AYC Active Yaw Control to make the car faster in corners as it helped shift power around the wheels to maintain full grip.
The interior is extremely well kept and is like new inside, a testament to the previous owners. As a more focused drivers’ car, it has a typical 90’s Japanese surround with no frills design for any visual interruption. When entering the cabin, you know it’s serious drive time when you see the Recaro bucket seats and Momo steering wheel/ gear knob. The only additional extras to the car is the touchscreen radio head unit with CD changer in the boot, replacing the dreary cassette 90’s factory fitted radio. Plus, a common Apex-i SAFC control unit (a unit that edits the ECU's stock fuel curves via the oxygen sensor signal, the Apexi SAFC can fine-tune a stock engine to make more power. ... By custom tuning your SAFC with the specific modifications you've installed, your engine can more efficiently take advantage of performance upgrades.)
Very comfortable and very little wear on these reclining Recaro bucket seats. The best colour combination in our views, with matching purple/blue tactile weave seat with excellent condition alcantara centers.
The dashboard is covered in a faux leather, hard wearing with little marks or any drill holes you find on a lot of Japanese classics.
Probably unused matching rear Recaro seats, with reverse material from the front bucket seats. The great thing about the Subaru and Mitsubishi cars is the extra two doors means the family can come along too.
Almost like a hot hatch this car has good cabin space and very good boot space. In terms of overall condition, you can tell from the full stainless exhaust, the red Brembo callipers & brake disc/pads, the clean inner plastic arch liners, 17” OZ Alloy wheels, the Michelin Pilot Sports have little wear or marks. The car has just been fully ‘Diamond Brite’ detailed with very little swirls and showing NO stone chips on the front bonnet or bumper. The car has been meticulously cared and garaged.