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Hellcat Takes On Tuned Evo – Evo Shows That Weight Is More Important Than Power

Are you a fan of the Evo X? I’m not. I don’t think it carries the heritage the older variants did, and I don’t like the way it looks. I also don’t like how it’s the end of a long line of rather incredible cars by Mitsubishi, but that’s by the by.

This Evo X I can just about appreciate. Mainly because it has 512hp and is so light it can keep up with a 707hp Dodge Charger Hellcat in a straight line. During the first pull, it even manages to out drag the American muscle car.

What’s even better is that due to the Evo’s power to weight ratio, it could almost certainly take the Hellcat on at a track, too.

So what do you need to do to give an Evo the power to overthrow a Hellcat? First of all a ‘Machines Gone Wild’ tune. 250lbs of weight reduction, and an assortment of other turbo supporting modifications such as high rate fuel injectors and a conversion to E85.

This just goes to show that power isn’t everything. However much we like the Hellcat, you can’t deny the power of weight reduction! However, the Dodge does come from the factory with a warranty…

Which would you rather take home? Let me know in the comments below!

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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