1995 Mitsubishi Evolution 3 CE9A - Scotia White W83
Side decal application
Parts support | Maintenance
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- OEM both exterior / interior
- OEM 15″ OZ Wheels
- OEM Window visors
- OEM Momo Sterring Wheel
Does this Evo III remind you Initial D from Team Emperor or Thunderbolt from Jackie Chan?
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Evo 3 vs Evo 4. Can you spot the difference?
New parts for this project
Brand new OEM emblems and badges
Laser Alignment and Polish for debadge and rebadge
OEM OZ wheel cap - MR171364
OEM Rear windshield nozzle and gasket - MR192064
Wheel Refinish and New Enkei Decal
3M IR Ceramic Tint
The interior with stock Momo steering wheel
Close up for the factory gauges. Battery | Temp | Boost
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution series has left an indelible mark on the world of high-performance sports cars. Known for its rally heritage and impressive power, the Evolution has gained a cult following among automotive enthusiasts. In this blog post, we’ll take a deep dive into the Mitsubishi Evolution 3, exploring its history, design, performance, and why it continues to be a beloved icon in the world of sports cars.
Evolution Through the Generations
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, often simply referred to as the “Evo,” first hit the scene in the early 1990s. It was born out of Mitsubishi’s desire to compete in the World Rally Championship (WRC) and quickly gained a reputation for its remarkable performance and handling.
The Evolution 3, introduced in 1995, marked the third generation of this legendary sports car. It built upon the success of its predecessors and continued to refine and improve upon the formula that made the Evo a force to be reckoned with on both the road and the rally track.
Design and Styling
The Evo 3 retained the iconic, aggressive styling that had become synonymous with the series. Its distinct front fascia featured large air intakes, a vented hood, and a rear wing – all designed for optimal aerodynamics and cooling. The overall design was purposeful, showcasing its rally-bred heritage and high-performance capabilities.
One notable design feature of the Evolution 3 was its distinctive rear taillights. These unique circular taillights, often referred to as “pizza-style” lights, set it apart from other vehicles on the road and became an unmistakable trademark of the Evo.
Performance and Engineering
Under the hood, the Mitsubishi Evolution 3 was powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine, known as the 4G63. This engine was capable of producing around 270 horsepower, a significant improvement over the previous generation. Combined with the advanced all-wheel-drive system and a finely-tuned suspension, the Evo 3 delivered exceptional handling and performance.
One of the standout features of the Evolution 3 was its advanced Active Yaw Control (AYC) system. This technology allowed for torque vectoring, effectively distributing power to the wheels with the most grip, enhancing cornering capabilities and stability during high-speed maneuvers.
Legacy and Impact
The Mitsubishi Evolution 3 continued to dominate in the world of rallying, with victories and podium finishes in various motorsport events. Its success on the track directly contributed to its popularity among enthusiasts, who appreciated the Evo’s accessible performance and tuning potential.
In addition to its racing accolades, the Evo 3 played a pivotal role in shaping the sports car landscape of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Its street-legal version offered a combination of practicality and performance that was hard to match. The Evolution series introduced many drivers to the thrill of turbocharged power and all-wheel-drive handling, creating a devoted fan base that remains strong to this day.
The Mitsubishi Evolution 3, with its bold styling, impressive performance, and rally pedigree, solidified its place as an iconic sports car in automotive history. Its influence on the world of motorsport and enthusiast culture cannot be overstated. Even though the Evolution series concluded with the Evo X, the Evolution 3 remains a beloved symbol of Mitsubishi’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of what a sports car can be. Whether you’re a rally enthusiast, a sports car lover, or simply someone who appreciates automotive history, the Mitsubishi Evolution 3 is a timeless classic worth celebrating.
According to Wikipedia
A black Evolution III was featured in Initial D where it was driven by the leader of Team Emperor, Kyoichi Sudo, who was portrayed by Jordan Chan in the 2005 live action movie. An Evolution III was also used in the film Thunderbolt as the car driven by Jackie Chan‘s character. He drove a yellow Evolution III which was lightly modified performance-wise but heavily modified when it comes to the aesthetics.