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Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - LIVING WITH CLASSICS -

Chris runs Ayles­bury-based Auto Torque, which spe­cialises in main­tain­ing and upgrading Mit­subishis along with Nis­sans, Hon­das, Subarus and BMWs. Says Chris: ‘It’s pos­si­ble to get over 1000bhp from an Evo en­gine, but achiev­ing that is a mas­sive un­der­tak­ing. More sen­si­ble and most de­sir­able is to fit an in­duc­tion kit and a Stage One remap to re­alise 300-350bhp. Evo own­er­ship cov­ers the spec­trum from ev­ery­day use to heav­ily mod­i­fied track cars; spar­ingly-used show ma­chines are also not un­usual. Evo IVs are rare, Vs are be­com­ing very sought-af­ter, while the VI is the most com­mon as it was sold here of­fi­cially. All of them rot badly, which is why one of the most im­por­tant things to do to any of these cars is to get it rust­proofed reg­u­larly or it’ll just dissolve.’

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