It’s Not Fast…..NOT!

I met James a couple months ago through another friend (Cory). We went to his house to visit and check things out and I actually ended up wiring up his new radio to put in the car. He never got around to starting the car because he was still doing some work on it, so a live introduction would have to wait.

I have always been a fan of static dropped cars that can’t make it over pebbles in the road, but after seeing the motor in this thing and hearing about the power it was putting out, I knew I had to set up a shoot and get a ride in it!

I reached out to James through Cory after we left to let him know I wanted to shoot the car once it was “ready”.

That time finally came last weekend!

While I waited for James to wash the car, I picked his brain to gather some details about it. I knew it was a 2003 Mitsubishi Evo VIII and that I wired the aftermarket radio to put in it, but that’s about it. He rambled off details about the motor and drive train, that pretty much went in one ear and out the other. I was too giddy and excited. I just wanted to get in and experience it!

The shots are below followed by the details/specs of the car. Enjoy!


  • 600whp on low boost (30psi), 750-800whp capable
  • 2.0L half epoxy filled and O-ringed block
  • Carrillo Pro H-beam rods
  • Manley 11.5:1 gas ported forged pistons
  • Kurt Brown ported head with Kiggly high PSI springs, retainers
  • GSC S3 cams
  • ARP 625 head studs
  • Skunk2 ported intake
  • Boomba 75mm throttle body
  • Garrett GTX3582R .82AR T3
  • Tial MV-R 44mm wastegate, Tial 50mm BOV
  • ETS 4.5” core intercooler
  • 3.5” stainless downpipe, 3” aluminum exhaust


  • Runs on E-85
  • Dual Walbro 450 E-85 in tank pumps
  • Bosch 2200cc injectors


  • Exedy triple disk HD clutch
  • TRE stage three 5 speed, 4:11 final drive, Evo VIIII first gear
  • TRE non-ACD transfer case with factory LSD
  • TRE rear differential, 12plate max-lock, HD ninja side cover

All fabrication and assembly done by the owner, James!