If you're a fan of JDM tuner cars, you've been under a rock for the past couple of years if you haven't seen "that Evo with a turbo the size of a small country hanging out under the hood".
That Evo was built by Extreme Tuners, a workshop in Greece. And that Evo has caused quite a stir in recent years.
For years, online forums were abuzz with people making wild accusations and allegations of cheating, faked sped-up videos, fake time slips and photoshopped results. The haters were out in force, until today... now they are nowhere to be seen.
Why? Well that's because the Greek creation has broken its own world record... Again. And we have the video in this thread to prove it! (See the top of this article.)
Laying down a time of 7.884 @ 298.71km/h (185.54mph), on their "Low boost" setting of "only" 1400awhp, we have been told this is only the beginning. September, they promise to turn up the wick another 500hp...
Watching the video of the run, leaves us to wonder two things. 1) How the hell does the driver fit the car with balls that big? and 2) if it's that sketchy down the track at low boost, what is it going to be like at full power!?
Spyros, owner of Extreme Tuners, has been feeding us videos for the past year, and they never disappoint.
Watching that Evo bouncing so far off the tachometer that it's almost clocked its own dial... Screaming off its t*ts, making noises like a Hayabusa revving to 20,000rpm - it's easy to understand why the haters out there think it seems all too much to be true.
Here's what Spyros had to say about his recent achievement:
"Resetting our world record again! The new world record 4g63 evo 6/7/8/9 7.884 @ 298.71kmh (185.54mph) The run made on 1400awhp (1700hp - 34psi) / 13400rpm @ 1784cc 4 cylinder 4g63.
"In September, a new world record will happen again, this time in more power (2150hp - 44psi)."
Let's take a look inside the heart of this beast. Spyros was kind enough to send us a gallery of the build, which we include below:
Much of this build was created in-house, and we have some pictures showing even the turbo being custom-made, complete with a carbon-fibre compressor wheel.
The end result is what you see here, an absolute weapon of a car. Be sure to watch the video at the top of this post!
Boost graph showing peak boost at 9250 RPM!!
The evo runs a destroked 4G63 down to 1.8 litres.
OEM Mitsubishi 4G63 stock block: de-stroked 86mm bore x 77mm stroke
Extreme tuners Stage 4 engine kit 13.000rpm - 2000hp
Extreme tuners Billet sleeves 86mm bore size / Nicasil coated
Extreme tuners Billet alloy asymmetrical 3d pistons aerospace 970mpa 15.88:1cr ratio / titanium pins, invert cylinder chamber design fitted on crown to maximize efficiency and squish band.
Extreme tuners long rod kit of aerospace alloy 970mpa rods / tool steel H13 rod bolts
Extreme tuners Tungsten billet crankshaft divided counterweights 77mm stroke
Head: OEM Mitsubishi extreme tuners stage 4 cylinder, glue and inserts on ports fitted giving 8 degrees more vertical direction
Welded and modified chamber design CNC
Titanium valves Billet asymmetrical cams 5.4G acceleration peak power -
Custom valve spring kit - 970mpa aerospace alloy retainers
Beryllium valve seats Turbocharger: Extreme Tuners turbo gen2 220lbs/min.
Custom billet compressor cover one piece 5 axis custom volute
Carbon fiber 91mm compressor wheel
Billet one piece 5axis point milled super alloy MAR-M 247 and size of 113mm
Exhaust manifold Inconel Extreme tuners
Intake manifold billet 5 axis and 100mm tbody 8 x fuel injectors
Custom extreme tuners ECU - Tag 400 - Tagos 32bit real time operating system. 264Mhz processor.
Combustion chamber analyzer
5 speed sequential gearbox
Billet magnesium transfer case stage 2 - extreme tuners crown pinion
Extreme tuners front LSD Extreme tuners middle and rear diff.
LSD 5 x disc 4.5'' carbon clutch
Fuel is methanol/nitromethane blend
Special thanks to Spyros for the pictures and videos. Look forward to the next instalment of Extreme Tuners shaking up the Tuner world!