The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII is the successor to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 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.
Need for Speed: Underground 2
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 the Evo VIII has better handling.
|Stock||0-60 mph: 4.06 s||0-100 mph: 13.34 s||Top Speed: 155.0 mph (249 km/h)||Torque: 272.1 ft-lbs||Power: 270.5 bhp|
|Fully Upgraded||0-60 mph: 2.45 s||0-100 mph: 8.37 s||Top Speed: 207.0 mph (333 km/h)||Torque: 377.6 ft-lbs||Power: 430.9 bhp|
Need for Speed: Underground Rivals
The Lancer Evolution VIII has a price tag of $51,000 in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
In the Game Boy Advance release, the Evo VIII is unlocked after beating Jewels (Blacklist Driver 8). A reputation of 3,500 is required to obtain the car.
Because of its weight, the Evo VIII is very useful for pursuits, although it 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. With an Ultimate transmission upgrade, its performance capabilities, especially its top speed, can be significantly improved.
Blacklist racer #9 Earl is seen driving a modified Lancer Evolution VIII that can be obtained via a pink slip marker.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
The Lancer Evolution VIII appears in the Nintendo DS release of Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City.
Need for Speed: World
The Evo 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 lacks acceleration on corner exits compared to other C class 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 Evo VIII more effective by swapping its parts with better upgrades, it struggles to compete with Class A cars.
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|The Yellow style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 2400. It was released on June 19, 2012.
|The Grey style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 650,000, and was initially released on October 30, 2012.
- In a pre-release screenshot of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Earl's car is depicted to be equipped with a Body 1 body kit.
|Mitsubishi Lancer (Model Range)|
|ES · VIII · IX MR-edition · X|
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