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A lean, mean machine

Rory Daley

Friday, September 07, 2012    

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EDDIE Bond's 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR is a beast of a car, to say the least. His modification list may actually be longer than this entire article. Originally a Honda owner, he made the switch to 2-litre four-wheel drive power as a business decision. Already running his own crew, Team Stainless, he decided to expand into performance parts, especially those for the Lancer Evolution.

"I bought and built the car to show off what Stainless Auto Parts could do for the average auto enthusiast," said Bond.

Now, over a year into ownership, he's created a demo car as visually mean as its performance figures back up.

"I started light, just the basics. Bigger turbo, larger front-mounted intercooler, and some nice wheels, but then I saw what could be done with Evolution and started bolting on some of the parts I'd been selling."

Then the ballgame changed to the tune of 457whp at 25-lb of boost.

"Big power," laughed Bond at the wheel, "but it can go more given the parts in it."

Externally, the factory colour remains, but the Evolution's already aggressive looks are enhanced by a large graphics package, a liberal use of carbonfibre body parts, and a ground-scraping stance due to the TEIN suspension and 18-inch

Enkei wheels.

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