APD’s very own monster: Evolution9

Published on December 31st, 2010

Mitsubishi has made their presence felt in the shores of Malaysia long before Jackie Chan started using (read: promoting) the superiority of Mitsus in almost all of his movies in the 80s and 90s. We can trace back to a number of Jackie Chan’s movies driving a Mitsu of various models. But then that’s not what we’re gonna be talking about as Jackie Chan has already more than enough share of fame and money to spend it all on gargantuan bottles of bubbly Crsytal just like the infamous Jho Low who spend 3.5 million Euros just to get into Paris Hilton’s panties as from what I’ve heard… he might have already left his mark there.

Enough about ’em lot who have no connection at all with this particular monstrosity of an Evolution 9 but then for all I know both of ’em Jackie Chan and Jho Low who might have had a ‘lil bit of share in Mitsubishi. So let’s get back to this monstrous Evo 9. When we first arrived at APD, we were awed by the venue itself. It is a well-prepared workshop situated at Glenmarie. As we entered the venue we’re greeted by the various makes of sports cars including a number of Ferraris waiting for their turn either to be tuned or just a simple service.

As for me being a regular guy who are into speed, being here at APD was as if being in the heaven of speed with a number of cars to whack the speedometer silly every now and then. As for the Evo 9, being here at APD along with other more expensive cars… it has its own attraction. The proud owner, Muhammad Rafie, who is also an integral part of developing APD really knows his stuff and hence a standard EVo 9 after more than 100 hours of work done under the bonnet… APD’s very own Evo9 boasts almost 500ponies on tap.

With all the modification done… too much to mention so I suggest you just check out the tech spec below, it would be sinful and most definitely fatal to run it on stock suspension. With proper consideration from the experts at APD, they finally agreed upon slapping a set of JIC Magic FLT-TAR coilovers with adjustable pillowball mounts. For extra rigidity and to prevent flexed chassis they went with GReddy front & rear strut tower bar and Cusco lower arm bar.

500ponies under the hood is somewhat rather fast for an Evo9 or otehr modded rides to drive around in without proper stopping power hence they opted for a set of Project Mu rotors, ACre brakepads and Teflon braided hoses. The stock Brembo calipers are there for a reason and so it gets to stay.

Sitting low enough to get a fierce stance on a set of 18″ SSR Type F wrapped in Toyo Proxes for the much-needed traction is enough evidence that this particular Evo9 is a monster instead of just a looker. Not much being done on the exterior as it’s a battle car except for a touch of carbon fibre here and there.

Stepping into the car made me felt as if I was entering a fighter’s cockpit instead of a car with all the meters and what’s not staring back at me. Thanks to Rafie who was quite busy with work that day, I managed to sneak a ride in the Evo9 and it was such a rush as the turbo kicked in and pushed me and the driver into the comfort of  Recaro RSG FIA bucket seats. I’d love to get my hands on APD’s monster Evo9 but then I might be having wet dreams about it for the next 6 months. The truth was… I almost wet my pants when the driver gunned down the Evo on the straight. It was that gooood!!!

APD’s Evo9 showed its prowess as it managed to secure a 5th placing overall in the Turbo 4WD categories of the ZTH’s TimeToAttack series. I’m pretty sure to be in the top 3 would be the spot being targeted for and with that being said… it would not be a surprise that APD’s Evo9 would be raped for another hundred hours to gain more ponies and torque to battle it out again in ZTH’s TimeToAttack in 2011.

Technical Specifications:

Engine:

4G63T MIVEC Turbo, 2.3litre Tomei Powered complete stroker kit, Tomei Powered main Studs, HKS 272 Deg high cams with titanium valve springs and retainers, custom 1.8 mm copper head gasket, Tomei Powered head studs and bolts, K&N open pod air filter, Tonnka stainless steel turbo manifold, custom air intake pipe, custom intercooler piping, Garrett GT35 A/R 70 turbine, Garrett 3.5″ intercooler, PWR aluminum radiator, Turbosmart 50mm Ultragate wastegate, JUN Auto intake manifold, JUN Auto throttle body, Fluidamper crank pulley, GReddy engine oil cap, GReddy 1.3kg/m radiator cap, SARD Racing blow off valve, TRUST oil cooler, HKS oil cooler, MoTec M800, 3Bar map sensor, TRUST Power Extreme-TiR catback exhaust system, HKS 3.5″ downpipe, SARD fuel rail, SARD 1000 cc fuel injectors, SARD adjustable fuel regulator, Walbro 255 LPH fuel pump

Tranny:

6-Speed manual, 4WD with ACD, Super AYC, Ogura Racing twin plate clutch

Exterior:

Custom carbon fiber vented hood, Ralliart carbon fiber front lip

Brakes:

Stock Brembo calipers, Project Mu front & rear brake rotors, Acre front & rear brakepads, stainless steel Teflon braided brake hoses

Suspension:

JIC Magic FLT-TAR coilovers with adjustable pillowball mounts, GReddy front & rear strut tower bar, Cusco lower arm bar

Rolling Stocks:

SSR Type-F alloy wheels (18″ X 8.5 front & rear), 245 40/R18 Toyo Proxes R888 tyres (front), 245 40/R18 Toyo Proxes R888 tyres (rear), TRUST wheel nuts

Interior:

Recaro RSG FIA bucket seats, Sparco FIA 4-Point harness, Ralliart gearknob, A’PEXi auto timer, carbon center dash with anti-lag map switching, Defi BF boost meterDefi BF oil temp meter, Defi-Link VSD-X, Clarion headunit

words: Hage’  pix: Syafril Ismail & Jeo  location: APD

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