Feature Flick: 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution GSR Put to the Test

When the Mitsubishi Evolution originally arrived in the U.S., the car fulfilled the fantasies of many young video game players. Now in its 10th generation, Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago takes the 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution GSR to the track and to canyon streets to find out whether the rally car has stayed true to the original formula in this Feature Flick.

At the track the Evo GSR hit 60 mph in third gear in 4.8 seconds and finished the quarter-mile in fifth gear in 13.4 seconds at just over 100 mph. While the acceleration numbers are impressive, the Evo took a less-than-stellar 118 feet to stop from 60 mph. Around the figure-eight, the Evo posted a lap time just one-tenth of a second slower than the high-performance Evo MR model, putting the $30,000 sedan in the same company as the BMW M3 and Lexus IS F and only a few tenths behind the Porsche Boxster and Cayman.

While the Japanese rally sedan performs at the track in same league as some expensive German sport sedans, Lago takes it to the canyons to see how the Mitsubishi compares in the real world. With its rally car roots, the Evo isn’t as refined as the Germans. Check out the video below to hear Lago’s conclusion on the 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution GSR.

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