Two modified rally legends go face to face on the drag strip

by Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 03: 46

Whether or not it’s between inventory or modified vehicles, drag racing is at all times a great way to pit two (or extra) machines towards one another. It’s much more epic when mentioned machines are a few of the greatest rivals in rallying historical past. Immediately’s dose of drag racing comes from the YouTube channel Formally Gassed and is between a modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and a modified Subaru Impreza WRX STI with about the identical energy.

JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - image 1020263

Each vehicles lay down the 0-60 mph occasions

The EVO takes 4.03 seconds whereas the STI takes 3.18 seconds

The Subaru Impreza STI is definitely a first-generation wagon, which was by no means bought within the states. It’s geared up with a cast EJ207 short-block engine, so it’s a 2.0-liter flat-four as a substitute of a 2.5-liter. The flat-four options an SC46 turbocharger, 900 cc injectors, Cosworth head gaskets, APR head studs, RCM parallel gas strains, a Syvecs ECU, and much more (full spec in video description). It’s additionally mated to a five-speed guide with straight-cut gears, so put together to listen to some racecar noises. The “Subbie” makes 488 horsepower.

The “evil-looking Subaru” is totally blacked out and options an aggressive physique package consisting of flared fenders, decrease facet skirts, decrease entrance fascia, and an enormous rear diffuser. It additionally options Corbeau racing seats and harnesses, and a stripped inside.

JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - image 1020264

It has a fully-forged EJ20 flat-four engine

It makes 488 hp because of an SC46 turbo, 900cc injectors, Syvecs ECU and different upgrades

The Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 contains a carbon-fiber entrance finish (fenders, bumper, and hood) and a 4G63T, 2.0-liter inline-four engine with a long-rod package, Weisco pistons, ACL race bearings, a Hyperlink ECU, and much more (full specs in video description). It additionally has an HPB IX turbocharger and makes 495 horsepower. The EVO often runs a full inside, however when the proprietor heard he was going up towards the Impreza, he stripped out every thing besides the motive force seat.

Earlier than going face to face, each vehicles do a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) run. The EVO 7 goes first and places down a really respectable 4.03-second time. The Subaru, nevertheless, smashes it by laying down a 3.18-second 0 to 60 mph time, securing first place on the 0 to 60 leaderboard for guide vehicles.

JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - image 1020260

The Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7

The EVO 7 additionally wasn’t out there to the US, not like its successor, the EVO 8

Subsequent up – the quarter-mile. The Lancer EVO, as soon as once more, goes first and lays down 12.54 seconds at 111.32 mph (179.15 km/h). Because of fast gear adjustments and flat-foot shifting, the Subaru manages to win right here as effectively. It covers the quarter-mile in an unbelievable 11.6 seconds at 121.87 mph (196.13 km/h).

The vehicles line up for 2 races – a standing begin drag race and a rolling race. Subaru makes a sloppy begin, which supplies the EVO an edge. Nonetheless, Subbies makes a comeback and takes a convincing win. The rolling race, in the meantime, is a barely totally different story. EVO rockets forward, however the Impreza STI wagon manages to overhaul him proper earlier than the end.

If the Subaru didn’t have straight-cut gears, it might have been nearer or perhaps a totally different final result. Nonetheless, you run what you introduced, and Gary – the proprietor of the Subaru – introduced the faster automobile for this race. Watch the video under to see how the vehicles carry out and if they might have finished any higher.

Dim Angelov

Dim Angelov

Born in 1992, I come from a household of motoring fanatics. My ardour for vehicles was awoken on the age of six, after I noticed a Lamborghini Diablo SV in {a magazine}. After highschool I earned a grasp’s diploma in advertising and a Grasp of Arts in Media and Communications. Through the years, I’ve practiced and turn into expert in precision driving and to this point have check pushed greater than 250 vehicles throughout the globe. Through the years, I’ve picked up fundamental mechanical information and have even taken half within the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Kind and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Dash. Currently, I’ve taken a elaborate to automotive pictures, and whereas trendy vehicles are my main ardour, I even have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, conflict historical past, craft beer, historic weapons, and automobile restoration. In time, I plan my very own basic automobile restoration and hope to earn my racing certificates, after which I anticipate to determine my very own racing staff.  Learn full bio

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