Many of history’s best performance cars were born out of competition and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is the perfect example of this. Conceived for the purpose of dominating the World Rally Championship, the Lancer Evolution followed a simple formula – a nimble, lightweight chassis, AWD grip and fire-breathing, turbocharged performance. Not only did this make it a force to be reckoned with in the world of motorsport, it also made it extremely capable in road-going form. Beginning with the Evo VII and ending with the Evo IX, the CT9A platform provides positively aggressive styling, 4-door practicality, loads of driving tech and of course, the same kind of tarmac-tearing performance that the Evolution badge had become so synonymous with.

What makes the Lancer Evolution such a master at holding the road? Along with its trick AWD system, the Evo features an abundance of tech that works together to keep the road-going rally car firmly planted to the tarmac through the most difficult of corners, giving the driver the kind of confidence that makes them feel like a certified rally driver. A front-helical limited slip differential, active centre differential, electronic brake-force distribution and Active Yaw Control are just some of the things that give the Evo its otherworldly handling ability.

What gives the Lancer Evolution such explosive performance? Its trusty, well-proven turbocharged 4G63 powerplant of course. Having powered every iteration of the Lancer Evolution from the first to the ninth, the venerable 4G63 is a fairly bulletproof engine with loads of tuning potential - just in case the 214kW and 400Nm isn’t enough for you.

XForce has developed a Varex catback system to suit the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII-IX. The 3in stainless steel cat-back-system not only looks the business, but also gives the Evo a more aggressive tone and gives that turbocharged powerplant a bit more room to breathe. The Varex mufflers allows the driver to go from full noise to whisper quiet at the touch of a button. The adjustable valve inside of the mufflers closes to quiet down the Evo when cruising around town, and then opens all the way for when you’re going for a hard drive. The 3in cat-back system is also available without the Varex mufflers, for those who want loud 24 hours, 7 days a week.

For more info on XForce’s catback exhaust system for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII-IX, click HERE.

For those who want more control and customisation of the exhaust note, the Varex system can be paired with the Varex Smart Box. The Varex Smart Box can adjust the Varex mufflers infinitely, via 3 modes; Manual, Matrix and Geo. The settings are adjusted via the Varex App downloadable on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

The Manual mode allows the user to select 5 pre-set valve positions. The user can also save his/her preferred exhaust settings too. The Matrix mode switches the valve between settings, based on engine RPM, throttle position and speed. All these can be pre-set by the driver; preferably with a passenger assisting in setting it. The Geo mode automatically switches the valve settings according to the car’s location. For example, you can set your neighbourhood to be a region where the valves stay closed, and the Smart Box will only open the exhaust valves outside of this fixed region. The valves can also open or close at various positions as determined by you, automatically adjusting according to the user’s pre-set regions.

To find out more about the Varex Smart Box, click HERE.

If you’re looking to squeeze more power out of your Lancer Evolution, turbo-supporting mods are a must and perhaps the most of all is a full turbo-back exhaust system. XForce has developed the stainless steel 3in turbo-back exhaust system for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII-IX, making it sound mean and unlocking a few more ponies from that turbocharged powerplant.

For more info on XForce turbo-back system for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII-IX, click HERE.

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