The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI was introduced in 1999, following its predecessor the Evolution V. Most noticeable changes were improved cooling and engine durability. The Evolution VI RS was the lightweight version of the GSR, removing the luxuries of ABS, AYC – replaced with a rear 1.5 way limited slip differential. The turbo was equipped with a titanium-aluminide turbine wheel – producing 276hp from the legendary 4G63 inline-four 2.0L engine. Unlike the Evolution VI RS – the RS2 was equipped with minimal luxuries such as, electric windows and Brembo brakes (without ABS). The Evo VI RS was designed to go straight into the hands of aftermarket tuners and Group N rally contestants for them to modify and tune them to their preference.
Presented to you at the Car Farm is a 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI RS2 finished in Satellite Silver. It was officially registered in Hong Kong in 2000 and has been meticulously maintained throughout its lifetime. It has been under the care of the current keeper for over 6 years – with the following performance upgrades performed to the engine, including an HKS Crankshaft, a Lightened flywheel, Tomei header, turbo and ECU, HPI down flange, down-pipe and intercooler with full pipe kit and an HKS boost controller. It has an Endless suspension, RAYS TE37 wheels wrapped around Toyo tyres. A complete Lancer Evolution VII interior has been retrofitted in place of the original interior, along with a Personal steering wheel. This example has 3 previous owners, a current mileage of 31,841KM and a valid road license until 8th March, 2023.
The Satellite Silver finish on this example is in great condition, as observed from the amount of light which reflects off of its body. All of the body panels including the surrounding front and rear bumpers and side skirts remain tightly secured to the chassis with no misalignment – all of which are lightened RS components – including the bonnet and boot. The emblems, badges and stickers throughout remain vibrant in colour, free from any signs of oxidation, bubbling or chips in colour. To continue the lightweight ethos – the original glass all around are original (with factory numbers) – ensuring this example is authentic. Throughout their ownership, the current keeper reports that touch up paint has been performed to keep its overall appearance fresh. The headlights, side indicators and rear lights remain in great shape, free from any signs of fade or scratches. The RAYS TE37 wheels finished in bronze are free from any signs of kerb rash – remaining in great shape and form. As expected of a car of this calibre, there are minor stone chips observed on the front section – as well as minimal chips of paint of the mesh grilles, as observed on the front bumper and air vents within the bonnet. A small detail that pays homage to the Lancer Evolutions that participated in the WRC is the exhaust which has been relocated to the right hand side – allowing for a more direct and straighter exhaust system – the rear bumper and rear lip have also been upgraded for a factory finish.
Interior and Trim
Open up the doors of this Evolution VI RS, we are greeted with a more modern Lancer Evolution VII interior – with regards to the seats – as the keeper wanted to enhance the feeling from the base interior offered exclusively for RS models. The front door sill plates are finished with Mitsubishi branding, while the rear door sill plates are finished in a subtle black finish. The left passenger door has minor signs of wear on the bottom edge, of the door panel as well as paper clips to secure the extended fenders. Upgrades include a Personal steering wheel has been in place of the original, a Ralliart shift knob finished in white and a carbon fibre hand brake lever. A Defi boost gauge is located on the right hand side of the dashboard which illuminates in orange. The rear boot compartment houses a subwoofer, along with minor signs of oxidation in the spare wheel well – and comes complete with strut bars. The interior buttons are to a minimum – with only the A/C control knobs, aftermarket Pioneer stereo head unit, and HKS Boost Controller – all of which are fully functioning with no stickiness felt.
Engine and Running Gear
At the turn of the key, we are greeted with the sounds of the legendary 4G63 and a steady idle. As expected of a road-going rally car, the drive was planted yet exhilarating – especially between 3,500rpm to the redline, where the most amount of boost was felt. Thanks to the Brembo brakes, Endless suspension with front and rear LSD, the drive was very confident inspiring – well balanced with its stopping power complete with every shift of the gear direct and precise. This Evolution VI RS2 felt very well put together and even though it has surpassed two decades, it remains a very entertaining car and can keep up with modern day traffic. A rare, lightened and well-kept example of a JDM rally icon both on and off the road now available to you at the Car Farm.
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