A true unicorn – unmodified, never rallied,and 63,000 kilometres on the odometer.
The Mitsubishi Evolution 8 RS is the 'Superleggera' with mechanical diffs and no mod-cons aimed squarely at motorsport.
As huge fans of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution series, we couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw this car.
One of 315 motorsport race-base Lancer Evolution 8 RS models ever built – still completely factory standard down to the Mitsubishi steel wheels – and with just 63,000 kilometres on the clock.
In terms of rare motorsport-grade vehicles, this one was a rare find. The Mitsubishi 8 RS model has thin glass, no sound deadening and no AYC active-Yaw-Control rear differential either.
Instead, it had a pair of locking diffs front-to-back and was setup for proper motorsport duties out of the box. Most of these cars were caged and destroyed in the forest, but this one survived having been road used only.
The best part was it was factory optioned with air-conditioning and a stereo which made it palatable to use on the road, too.
If you want to find you a rally hero from the heyday– contact us today.
About the car pictured – 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 RS
This example has covered just 63,000km from new and was a one-owner car in Japan.
It spent its life on the road in-and-around Nagoya, Japan, and had never been modified.
It came with a detailed service history, Japanese de-registration paperwork and auction grading.
What made this car special:
- One-of-315 Evo 8 RS models ever built
- 63,000 genuine kilometres
- Original paint – zero repairs
- Zero modifications
- Service history and great provenance
There's the trick. When the back starts to go, if you turn it with no power on, don't feed in opposite lock. You just keep it there.Jeremy Clarkson