Where were some of these cars when I was growing up? Or, if not exactly growing up, learning to drive? Mitsubishi keeps cranking out performance-on-a-shoestring rides that are the most fun, this side of a carnival. Only now, they have styling to match their mad performance.
The Lancer line is a case in point: the Evolution looks like an only slightly dangerous cousin at the wedding, until you get in, buckle up, and hit the go-fast pedal. Mitsu has built these cars to fly (no surprise, coming from a company that’s made airplanes for decades). The Evo is one of only two cars in which I’ve almost become car-sick…. as a driver. And that’s a good thing. It’s a kick to toss around: it’s hard to believe how much performance you can wring out of it, on a skid pad.