After 15 years i’m back in an evo, last year we had the idea of replacing our ep3 type r track car and buying either another hawkeye spec c or evo 5/6 for track and summer days.
We found a really good importer who started the search, a little while later he asked if this 8 rs was of interest.
At first i wasn’t so keen as i prefer the older models and a spec c was our choice of anything post evo 6 especially as the wife loved hers.
After thinking about it, the car was too good to pass up, grade 4.5 and only 27k miles, so a budget was agreed and Chris was delighted to tell us we were successful.
Once the car arrived it looked as described and i wasn’t expecting it to look so aggressive in the flesh, the photos don’t do it justice but possibly it’s the stance with the coilovers and wheels, it certainly looks as mean as my old 6 which i was surprised at.
The bride seats really suit it which i was worried about it, almost as comfortable as our current family fk2 type r, which are the best seats we have ever had.
Nice to find ohlins coilovers, engine looks standard with exception of a blue coolant hose, to be changed.
Still has the smaller gravel calliper’s so on the look out for a set of brembos or ap’s.
The car will be used only on summer days as it’s just too clean to use on track or winter.
I had already ordered white revolution millenniums before we picked up the car convinced the bronze wheels didn’t suit the car 🙄😅