JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery

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  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    The Impreza STI and Lancer EVO have been locking horns for years
    These two modified examples reimagine the legendary rally rivalry on the drag strip
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    The Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    It's a first-gen STI wagon, which was never sold in the US
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    It has a fully-forged EJ20 flat-four engine
    It makes 488 hp thanks to an SC46 turbo, 900cc injectors, Syvecs ECU and other upgrades
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    Straight-cut gears might give it the edge
    1st to 4th gear in the Subaru are straight-cut. Expect lots of whining noises
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    The Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7
    The EVO 7 also wasn't available to the US, unlike its successor, the EVO 8
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    The EVO's 4G63T engine has been extensively modified
    It makes 495 horsepower thanks to new pistons, cams, turbocharger, and many other upgrades
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    Both cars have stripped interiors
    While the Subbie seems to be more track-focused, the EVO usually runs a full interior. But not today
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    Both cars lay down the 0-60 mph times
    The EVO takes 4.03 seconds while the STI takes 3.18 seconds
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    The Subaru also does better at the 1/4-mile
    11.60 seconds at 121.87 mph vs the EVO's 12.54 seconds at 111.32 mph
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    Things are looking good for the STI
    From a standing start, the wagon rockets ahead, leaving the EVO in the dust
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    The EVO has the stock 5-speed manual
    This means longer shift times, compared to the STI
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    The race was decided by the gearbox
    Despite having similar power output, the STI's straight-cut gears allowed for a DCT-like shift times
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    The rolling race started well for the EVO
    But at the end of the race, it was still gapped by the Subaru
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
    Nowadays, both cars are in a bad place
    the EVO is dead and the STI just isn't revolutionary enough. Are these older generations representing the peak of both cars?
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
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    Which one would you take?
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
  • JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI - gallery
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