Japanese Gunslingers – IX vs IX
There have being times when we all have see some old wild wild west gunfight action on television. Well its a bit rare now but as kids it was one of the things that we enjoyed (until our parents stopped us from watching it for the violence). But hey even Looney Tunes got it! LOL
I know we all do miss the old days when we were just kids! but gunfights or gunfighters if you were to call it were conflicts between Good vs Bad, Villains vs Heroes or Lawman vs. Gunslinger.
In this case it wasn’t about firearms or physically harming someone… but it was about a battle that was 1st set up in 1992 when Mitsubishi created the 1st generation Lancer Evolution and Subaru created the 1st generation Impreza WRX. The battle between these 2 started on the tracks in Japan and made its way into WRC.
Along with the WRC bug various motoring media groups started comparing them and reviewing them together which lead to a die hard fan base of these 2 cars respectively.
If your wondering whats the real buzz about these 2 cars are… its quite simple, they both have 2L 4 cylinder turbo engines and are All-Wheel Drive. From their inception in 1992 to this very day, that has being their formula!
A few days ago i was going through the thought of how the modern (not the latest) model of the Evo and STi would look together on the street or anywhere for that matter. Soon that thought became a quest…. a quest to find 2 of the best examples in Sri Lanka.
So today from the Subaru camp we have the Impreza WRX STi Ver IX (9) Spec C Type RA and from the Mitsubishi camp we have the Lancer Evolution IX (9) GT spec.
The heat is on!
We see these type of moves/shots only in game trailers am i right? When do we actually get to see an Evo and an STi roll together in this little island of Sri Lanka? Well not to worry… now you have seen it :) That is what dreams are made up of!
I still do attack the Nürburgring… well not in real life tho, but yes in the virtual world… Thanks to Sim racing!
It is said that the cars top speed is unrestricted from factory…. Wonder how much it would max out at?
So who wins the battle? Well that’s one question that is yet to be answered…. If it wasn’t for the Evo or STi where will WRC be?
With that in mind i would like to think that they both were made to compliment each other when put together.
A big thanks goes out to Jay for bringing the STi and Riyaz for bringing the Evo! Also thanks guys for being patient through out the whole shoot!
Hope all you guys enjoyed it!
Until next time,
- Ramien Hodgson