Introduction: 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
It's full name might be Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, but it's best known simply as the Evo. Originally built just for the Japanese market, Mitsubishi began to sell the Evolution in other markets in the late 90's. Eventually, the car landed here in the United States as the eighth generation came to be in 2003. While Japan enjoyed Evo I through VII up to that point, the U.S. was excited to finally get its hands on Evo VIII.
Fast forward to 2013, and the Lancer Evolution is well into its tenth generation. Evo X was launched at the end of 2007 for Japan and beginning of 2008 for the U.S. It's offered in two versions; the GSR, which features a five-speed manual gearbox, and the MR, which is equipped with a six-speed paddle-shiftable dual-clutch transmission. The MR version also boasts a handful of upgraded amenities such as keyless entry and Eibach springs.
The Evo GSR, however, is a bit more unrefined. It's more raw. And it's the one we're going to focus on today...