|2.0L Turbo I4 (4G63)|
|261 bhp @ 6,500 rpm|
|272 lb·ft @ 3,600 rpm|
|1,480 kg (3,263 lbs)|
|155 mph (249 km/h)|
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII is the successor to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII. The VIII was offered in numerous trims including the MR (Mitsubishi Racing) and FQ400 trim - which was the most powerful model in the Evo VIII range.
The Evolution VIII first appeared in Need for Speed: Underground 2 but is not unlocked until the player has progressed to level 4 of the title. It is required to complete URL race 15 to unlock the car.
The Evolution VIII has a price tag of $51,000 in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals.
It is one of the best cars in terms of handling. Due to being an all-wheel drive car, the Lancer Evolution is capable of accelerating faster than similar cars. The Subaru Impreza WRX STi has better acceleration statistics, but is not as responsive as the Mitsubishi.
Need for Speed: Most WantedEdit
In the GameBoyAdvance release, the Evolution VIII is unlocked after beating Jewels (Blacklist Driver 8). A reputation of 3,500 is required to obtain the car.
Because of having a slightly heavy weight, the Evolution VIII tends to understeer in corners if the player enters a corner too fast. As seen in Need for Speed: Underground 2, it has an effective acceleration again. With an Ultimate transmission upgrade, its performance capabilities, especially its top speed, can be significantly improved.
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the CityEdit
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII appears in Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City as a starter vehicle for the career mode. It is the most expensive vehicle to player can choose from, because of costing $22,000. The Lancer Evolution shares the same performance statistics as the Nissan 240SX (S13); a handling rating of 3, and a top speed and acceleration rating of 1.
Need for Speed: WorldEdit
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII appears in Need for Speed: World as a Tier 2 vehicle. It was added into the title's car dealership on June 19th, 2012. Since August 22nd, 2012, the Evolution has been featured as a Class C vehicle.
The Lancer Evolution VIII uses similar driving traits to that of an Amerikon Speedsytems street tuned parts upgraded Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition, although with somewhat better acceleration and more precise handling. However, the Evolution VIII exits corners slower than other Class C cars such as the Ford Escort RS Cosworth. It can reach a top speed of 171 mph (275 km/h).
Although players may find the Evolution VIII more effective by swapping its parts with better upgrades, it struggles to compete with Class A cars.
|Mitsubishi Lancer (Model Range)|
|ES • VIII • IX MR-edition • X|
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