2008 Lancer Evolution GSR

Sam Smith

My goodness I love these Recaro seats. They fit me perfectly despite only having two adjustments, forward and back or backrest angle. I love the leather on the steering wheel and I don't find the interior to be that bad at all.

To get me to buy this car, Mitsubishi just needs to add a six-speed manual gearbox option and offer the super tall wing as a stand-alone option. The drop from 4th to 5th gear is too long on this test car. Plus, 5th gear is too short. This car hovers in the Lotus Elise world in regards to loud, boomy noise on the highway. Why do I want the big wing? Because this car is over the top already and you may as well play big if you're going to play.

Overall, I still prefer the Evo VIII and IX but the newest version is still a very fun car. It still feels like an Evo. That's something that can't totally be said for the new Subaru WRX STI.

Marc Noordeloos, Road Test Editor

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