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Boosted: Playtune Performance's Evo 9 GSR

Boosted: Playtune Performance's Evo 9 GSR

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blogentry-133713-0-99494700-1394095221_thumb.jpgLike most Singaporeans, I love sedans more than other body styles. Yes. I know most of the younger generation like hatches now, so yup, you can call me old. Oh well.


blogentry-133713-0-83330100-1394095324_thumb.jpgWe all know Evos, which is also called the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in full, are fast and effective as a weapon for the road. No doubt assisted by its complex all-wheel drive drivetrain and turbocharged 2.0-litre engine.


blogentry-133713-0-20625100-1394095336_thumb.jpgRecently, a good friend of mine told me he knew of a nicely done up Evo 9, so with me loving Evos, I paid a visit to Playtune Performance's Evo 9 GSR...


blogentry-133713-0-37585100-1394095346_thumb.jpgBronze Volk Racing RE-30 rims sitting nicely flushed with the body while Toyo R888s tires make sure the car holds onto its cornering lines well on the track.


blogentry-133713-0-25489300-1394095358_thumb.jpgProject MU rotors and Biltz MR-VS brake pads provide the necessary braking power.


blogentry-133713-0-22598800-1394095369_thumb.jpgVaris carbon lip enhances the car's look while also providing some additonal downforce for the front.


blogentry-133713-0-80220200-1394095379_thumb.jpgTougher looking Apexi N1 exhaust system makes sure back pressure is reduced.


blogentry-133713-0-23404500-1394095427_thumb.jpgMoving inside, it is clear the owner only means business. Everything additional was there for a reason. A full carbon print interior impressed me! Overall, a nice and neat cabin.


blogentry-133713-0-64217200-1394095436_thumb.jpgSurprisingly, the steering remained stock. I was expecting some Nardi or OMP.


blogentry-133713-0-32627700-1394095447_thumb.jpgGReddy Profec boost controller made sure boost stayed at 1.4bar during this shoot. We hear it can go up to 2.0bar for maximum attack. Yummy.


blogentry-133713-0-95239700-1394095455_thumb.jpgDefi BF gauges provide the necessary info when driving hard.


blogentry-133713-0-76782700-1394095501_thumb.jpgAnother look at the Carbon print on the dash.


blogentry-133713-0-35477700-1394095635_thumb.jpgAir fuel ratio another useful number to keep an eye out for.


blogentry-133713-0-50959900-1394095741_thumb.jpgCar gets going very fast once needle passes 4,000rpm.


blogentry-133713-0-86735000-1394095897_thumb.jpgNow the interesting part...Headline figures are 528bhp and 672Nm of torque. All thanks to a 2.3-litre stroker kit plus other parts from Tomei. Walbro 255L fuel pump, SARD fuel regulator plus RC 850cc injectors provide the correct amount of fuel for the engine. Cosworth inlet and exhaust valves plus stage 3 high cam shafts feature also. Of course, the engine block has also been bored and its cylinder head skimmed, ported and polished to squeeze more out from the engine.


blogentry-133713-0-14722800-1394096624_thumb.jpgGarrett GT 3071R here looking impressive!


blogentry-133713-0-67893200-1394096758_thumb.jpgKoyorad intercooler for this Evo9.






blogentry-133713-0-85513400-1394097221_thumb.jpgBattery has been shifted to the back to make sure weight distribution is more equal. Love the attention to detail.


blogentry-133713-0-22672000-1394097315_thumb.jpgSurprised to see a 12-litre STi water tank here in the boot which is used to cool the intercooler.


blogentry-133713-0-03607900-1394097054_thumb.jpgThis is probably the only major standard part that has not been changed but of course owner plans to get this rectified with a better coilover system and lower arms for leisure track work.


blogentry-133713-0-75153900-1394097700_thumb.jpgMuch thought and effort has been put into improving his car and with the help of Playtune Performance, this Evo has turned into one well-balanced street ride.


blogentry-133713-0-71672400-1394164287_thumb.jpgFor more info on Playtune Performance, check out their Facebook page.



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Car with so much modification,should not put on a public forum blog,may easily got into trouble...

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Car with so much modification,should not put on a public forum blog,may easily got into trouble...

The writer got cover car plate lah. got put in effort. But the workshop address is there. hehe.

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But putting a "upsize" engine,is very bad,now LTA will start looking for this blue Evo,once caught,very good,can collect alot of fines from him...

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Wow... car looks tame from the outside, but a monster is hiding under the bonnet.


Surprised the suspension are stock. Car won't be able to be pushed to its full potential.


Hot Stuff used to have alot of these modified cars mah. Don't think LTA want to catch.

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first thought about "Tomei" is a jewellery shop in ma mind.. anyway, beautiful beast. i wonder sitting in it can cure my backpain issue or not..

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