Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Story
How does an ordinary-looking saloon develop into a cult car desired by just about any red-blooded male and more than a few of the fairer sex? That's the question we answer with this in-depth look at the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo series. Like its great rival, the Subaru Impreza, the Lancer started life as an anonymous two-litre family saloon. What set the pattern for the Lancer's rise to cult car status was Mitsubishi's decision to focus its 1993 World Rally Championship effort on an all-new 'Evolution' version and it was a young Finnish driver by the name of Tommi Makinen who took the marque to World Championship glory in 1996 - and again in 1997, 1998 and 1999.