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Evolution keeps changing things, generation by generation, until they reach near perfection. Has this Mitsubishi Mirage, in its phenomenal current state, reached its ultimate state of evolution?
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Yes indeed, this Mirage has been ‘EVOLVN’ for some time now, to a stage that it’s become a real eye candy proposition. But not only is it pleasing to the eye; it’s also extremely satisfactory to the ear too because on board is a whole swag of JVC’s Arsenal range gear all installed by owner Steven Page himself and the experts at Eastside Kustoms.
Actually Steven first got this car back in 2005 when he was an apprentice and it has gone through a number of improvements and evolving versions before arriving at the stunner we see here. And along the way, through some early “dodgy paint jobs and trims” over the years, Steven has built relationships and friendships that he feels will be with him forever.
Steven may have referred to early paint jobs of lacklustre quality but that is a universe away from the stunning ‘Blue & Ice Violet Pearl’ finish on the car now – that is a truly superb colour choice. The exterior is also enhanced by the shaved look, the covered tail lights, the X-Racing custom body kit, the chrome side mirrors, 18-inch chrome wheels with thin rubber and more. Oh, and did we mention the wing doors? Master coup!
The car is motored by a DB Precision Engines fully converted powerhouse and is somewhat of a
masterpiece itself. Stainless steel, chrome, blue/ violet (to match the exterior) and other visual enhancements have been applied here. Steven even went to the lengths of building the exhaust system himself (aided by Norm Hinton) with stainless headers and 3-inch turbo muffler.
Steven himself states, “one of the things I love so much about this car is that it was a complete re-build. Nothing was left untouched.” And it certainly shows.
The same care and attention to detail has been carried through into the interior. Here the whole thing was stripped and re-built with an allencompassing white leather theme accented with an attractive Billet Specialties steering wheel.
The white leather is contrasted on the car’s floor (highlighted with strategically-placed downlight-style LEDs) with black and white carpet while the cabin itself has chrome and steel relief in the handbrake lever and other controls. Speco boost and tacho gauges are placed on the centre console and A-pillar respectively. It must be said that all this crisply clean whiteness actually looks quite stunning.