Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 

  • $31k
  • 2003
  • 276 HP 2.0L
  • 155 mph
Relax the throttle or brush the brakes, and the car hastens smoothly into light oversteer.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2003)
We've heard from owners who couldn't keep from cranking the tach to the far right as they pulled out of the showroom lot and now must add quarts of oil regularly.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2005)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII


Lancer Evolution VIII
5 s
S60 R
5.7 s

Top speed

Lancer Evolution VIII
155 mph
Impreza WRX
142 mph


Lancer Evolution VIII
13 s
S60 R
15 s

1/4 mile

Lancer Evolution VIII
12.7 s
S60 R
14.5 s

Data points Key details of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII


Lancer Evolution VIII
S60 R


Lancer Evolution VIII
276 HP
Impreza WRX
215 HP

In The News From around the web


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII
The air outlets in the aluminum engine hood are larger with shape and location optimized to give better radiator cooling performance and to reduce front lift.
The front bumper with integral grille marks the new MMC design identity with a raised triangular base in the center of the grille that is embellished with a chrome silver 3-diamond logo.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mitsubishi
Price $31,000
Year 2003
City mileage 18 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.52 lb/hp
Maximum hp 276 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 290 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,000 cc
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.35 in / 3.46 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s
0-60mph 5 s
0-100mph 13 s
Tsukuba circuit time 1:05.89


Drivetrain Full Time 4WD w/Front and Rear LSDs
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 4.53:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 432/? 203
Rear wheels 432/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,904 lb
Width 69.7 in
Height 57.1 in
Length 214 in
Front track width 59.6 in
Wheelbase 103.3 in
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