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Evo VII - IX Model Differences (CT9A)

Evo VII

Import Models

Evo VII GSR

The Evo VII was the first of the CT9A models and shared the same basic chassis as the VIII, VIII MR, IX and IX MR.

The top of the range model (in terms of "luxury" options) was the GSR, with the RS being the model designed for competition.

Evo VII RS

As VII GSR, less:
• Air con
• AYC
• Electric windows
• Electric folding mirrors
• Brembos
• Boot carpet
• Enkei alloy wheels
plus:
• shorter gearing

GSR deleted items could be added back as options.

Evo VII RSII

As VII GSR, less:
• Rear wash wiper
• Climate control
• Electric folding mirrors
plus:
• air con

UK Models

Evo VII FQ300

As VII RSII, plus:

• Power Engineering exhaust (not all models)
• Carbon FQ300 dash inserts
• FQ300 carbon inserts in spoiler uprights
• FQ badging (not carbon) on centre console & boot
• Model # on Slam panel
• Foglight in rear cluster
• Ralliart panel air filter
• Recaro seats (various options)

Evo VII GTA

As VII GSR, plus:

• Low spoiler with LED brake light (large spoiler or no spoiler options)
• No bonnet vents
• INVECS-II Sport Mode 5A/T transmission
• GTA Badging
• 15GK compressor housing
• 9.0 turbine housing
• Slightly detuned engine (272 bhp)
• Revised front bumper
• Centrally located number plate
• Vibration dampening steel oil pan
• Steel intercooler piping
• Electric wing mirrors
• Automatic headlights
• Chokepipe in back box
• HIDs + fog lamps
• Clear indicator lenses
• Clear rear lights (inc. indicator lense)
• White instrument dials with revised layout including drive selected
• Mitsubishi steering wheel incl. mounted shift selector
• Centre console incl. auto gear stick
• Blue pearl dashboard trim, shift selector & window switch panel
• Blue stitching in seats, gear knob & hand brake
• Larger seats
• Adjustable arm rest with cupholders
• Sound insulation in dashboard, floor console, door trim & floor carpet
• Lower sash weather strip added to improve door sound insulation
• Altered suspension geometry & steering
• Matt finish wheels
• Leather seats optional

Available in [Colours]

Evo VIII (Chasis number CT9A 020 XXXX for JDM/FQ models)

UK Models

Evo VIII 260
• 2 cats (1 in down pipe, 1 in "normal" position)
• 5 speed gear box
• 9.8T housing (some with single flapper wastegate)
• Slightly modified Evo VII ECU (four plug)
• Euro Style Recaro interior c/w rear adjustable headrests - Leather / Suede option at cost
• Non-folding electric wing mirrors
• 8 MR pistons & head gasket
• No rear wash jet/wiper
• Small spoiler with brake light incorporated
• No SAS
• UK style Number Plates
• Integrated Fog lamp in rear light cluster
• Single Din dash
• Kenwood 6 speaker stereo system
• Large Battery
• Bridgestone Potenza tyres
• Non HID Headlights
• 3x3 ISOfixPoint Rear Seat Belts
• 17 digit chassis number on a plate riveted to the dash

Evo VIII FQ 300 - as 260 plus:
• Upgraded blue/black interior inc. narrower seats
• HKS Superdrager catback with HKS downpipe exhaust
• 3 Plug ECU
• Secondary Air System (SAS)
• More aggressive cams
• Folding electric mirrors
• Double Din stereo slot
• Climate Control
• Fog light in bumper
• Japanese-style front number plate holder
• Only one catalytic converter
• HKS Hardpipe kit
• HKS panel filter
• 6 speed gear box
• Yokohama Advan A046 tyres
• Rear brake light in windscreen
• Larger carbon spoiler (body colour paint on outer uprights)

Evo VIII FQ 330 - As VIII FQ 300 plus:
•upgraded black alcantara/leather interior
•piggy back ecu
•restrictor in pipe connected to wastegate actuator
•smartnav

Import models

Evo VIII GSR - As UK VIII FQ 300 less:
• HKS Superdrager exhaust
• Foglight in bumper
• FQ Badges
• HKS Hardpipe kit

Evo VIII RS - As Evo VIII GSR plus:
• 5 speed box
• Stronger rear diff (non S-AYC)
less:
• Air Con
• Alloy wheels
• Recaro seats
• Electric windows

GSR deleted items available as optional extras.

Evo VIII MR (Chasis number CT9A 030 XXXX)

UK Models

Evo VIII MR FQ 300 - As VIII FQ 300 plus:
•10.5T (single flap) housing
•upgraded cams
•MR seats & door cards
•carbon effect dash inserts
•dark brushed steel steering wheel
•Bilstein shock absorbers
•aluminium used in roof & side door beams
•Team Dynamic (gunmetal) alloys
•black backing to front & rear lights
•13 row oil cooler
•twin boost solonoid
•optimisation and reinforcement of the oil channels in the pistons
•uprated 5-ply head gasket
•added tension in piston rings, v shaped groove in second land of pistons
•reduced weight S-AYC diff (alu casing), higher strength hypoid gears, operates even when ABS is activated.

Does not have:
•HKS Superdrager exhaust

Available in gunmetal grey, not available in black, yellow or blue.

Evo VIII MR FQ 320 - As VIII MR FQ 300 plus:
• HKS Superdrager exhaust
• HKS panel filter
• HKS hardpipe kit

Evo VIII MR FQ 340 - As VIII MR FQ 320, plus:
• Piggy back ECU
• Black leather/alcantara interior
• Optional smartnav

Evo VIII MR FQ 400 - As VIII MR FQ 320, plus:
• Forged engine
• Limited edition of 100 Custom built Garrett GT Dual Ball bearing turbocharger
• Owen Developments custom manufactured cast s/s
exhaust manifold & elbow
• Omega forged pistons
• HKS forged con rods
• HKS 680cc injectors
• Zytec ITP116 high pressure fuel pump
• HKS 1.6mm steel head gasket
• Motec M800 OEM ECU
• HKS iridium spark plugs
• Jan Speed High Flow Sports Cat
• Alcon 240mm high clamp mode, HD
clutch with Cera-metallic 6 paddle sprung centered drive
plate
• HKS High Strength Head & Big End Bolts
• Alcon Mono6 Brake Kit with Monobloc 6 pot road caliper &
343mm curved vein disc, aluminium bell,
Ferodo DS2500 pads
• Ralliart carbon effect, electric Aero Mirrors
• Carbon fibre front lip
• Carbon fibre rear vortex generator
• PIAA High Performance light & wiper upgrade
• Half leather and FQ400 Logo in Seats optional extra
• Gloss black Team Dynamics lightweight alloy wheels

Import models

Evo VIII MR - As Evo VIII GSR plus:
• 10.5T (single flap) housing
• Upgraded intake cam
• Modified pistons
• MR interior
• Bilstein shock absorbers
• Aluminium roof
• BBS alloys
• Black backing to front & rear lights
• Available in gunmetal grey, not available in black, yellow or blue.

Evo VIII MR RS (5 speed) - As Evo VIII MR plus:
• 5 speed box (6 speed optional)
• Stronger rear diff (non S-AYC)
• Silver backed lights
less:

• Uprated intake cam
• 10.5T hotside
• 5 ply headgasket
• Modified pistons
• Air Con
• Alloy wheels
• Recaro seats
• Electric windows

GSR deleted items available as optional extras.

Evo IX (Chasis number: CT9A 040 XXXX)

Import models

Evo IX GSR - As VIII MR plus:
• Mivec
• Larger compressor housing diffuser (16G6C)
• No spacesaver spare tyre
• Gloss black backing to front & rear lights
• Rear diffuser bumper
• Restyled front bumper with twin oval air inlets
• Different size rear oil return to block
• Plastic spoiler uprights
• Evo IX Enkei Alloys.

Available in Cool Silver, Flame Red, Electric Blue, Frost White, Amethyst Black and Solar Yellow.

Evo IX GT - As IX GSR plus:
• Magnesium Compressor wheel
• Titanium turbine wheel
• 5 speed gearbox
• GT interior
• RS Front Diff Set Up (non S-AYC)
• Improved drive train

Less?:
• Air conditioning (Opt.Extra?)
• Electric Windows (Opt. Extra?)
• Remote Central Locking (Opt. Extra?)

Evo IX MR - As IX GSR plus:
• No additional alarm fob (built into key);
• Ralliart Wing Mirrors (on some models)
• Carbon front lip
• New turbo with titanium aluminium alloy turbo fins & reduction in compressor inlet diameter (15.5)
• SAYC changed to give increased torque differential across rear axle
• 17in, 11-spoke Speedline Turini alloy wheels
• Privacy glass
• Lowered 'Eibach' coil springs - 10mm front / 5mm rear
• Aluminium door sill plates
• Piano black dash inserts
• Available in Gunmetal Grey, not available in Black, yellow or blue.

Evo IX MR RS - As IX MR plus:
• RS Front Diff Set Up
• 5 speed gearbox
• Improved drive train

Available in Solid White or Solid Red.

Less:
• Air conditioning (Optional Extra?);
• Electric Windows (Opt. Extra?);
• Remote Central Locking (Opt. Extra?);
• Recaro Seats;
• IX Enkei alloys (comes with steel wheels).

Evo IX RS - As IX MR RS plus:
...
Only available in Solid White?

UK models

Evo IX FQ 300 - As IX GSR plus:
• Foglight
• PIAA lights and wipers
• FQ badges
• HKS panel filter

Evo IX FQ 320 - As FQ300 plus:
• HKS Superdrager exhaust
• HKS hardpipe kit
• Keyless entry
• Ralliart sports pedals
• Puncture repair kit

Evo IX FQ 340 - As IX FQ 320 plus:
• SmartNav
• Ralliart Leather/alcantara seats
• Remap

Evo IX FQ 360 - As IX FQ 340 plus:
• Race Cat
• Ecutek remap
• Speedline 5 spoke alloys
• Triple Gauge Din Unit: battery voltage, Oil temp. and Boost (reads up to 1.5bar)
• Uprated 225 l/ph fuel pump
• Carbon vortex generator
• Carbon front splitter

Evo IX MR FQ 360 - As IX MR plus:
• Race Cat
• Triple Gauge Din Unit: battery voltage, Oil temp. & Boost (reads up to 1.5bar)
• Ecutek remap
• Leather & Alcantara seats with 'IX MR' logo (leather delete option)
• Carbon Vortex Generator
• 6 Speakers as standard
• Uprated fuel pump
• "By HKS" badge on boot
• Available in Cool Silver, Gunmetal Grey, Flame Red, Pearl White, not available in Black, yellow or blue.
 

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evo e said:
you missed for the MR's carbon dash inserts. And need to add in the FQ360. + The MR FQ wheels were team dynamics and an import MR were BBS's i think. The FQ 360 had the din gauges as standard
Thanks for the info, I've updated the original post.

I think the MRs have carbon effect dashes (at least the 2 I have seen have).

Thanks to Cryptwalk for all the FQ 400 info. :smthumbup
 

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I wasn't aware there was an VIII 360 either in FQ or MR :confused: To my knowledge it was 300, 320, 340 and 400 ? Not that i'm any fountain of knowledge or anything and i'm sure i'll stand corrected soon enough :D
 

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TF said:
I wasn't aware there was an VIII 360 either in FQ or MR :confused: To my knowledge it was 300, 320, 340 and 400 ? Not that i'm any fountain of knowledge or anything and i'm sure i'll stand corrected soon enough :D
I must admit that I wasn't sure about it and having just trawled the car registry there are none in there, so I'll remove it.
 

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yes you're right of course TF, it's just the 9 that has a 360. that's what i must have been thinking about. Be good to get the 9 specs up as well ? There are also some other subtle changes that the 8 MR's over FQ's, they have like a slightly bigger oil cooler, (more layers), and a twin solonoid, etc
 

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Thanks evo e, the list has been updated.

It'd be good to get all the CT9A models on there, it's an ongoing project, so I'll work on it over the next few days.

Any info is more than welcome!!!
 

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For the MR 360:

ECU remap and HKS tuning pack (racing suction pipe, intercooler piping kit, stainless steel down pipe, super dragger exhaust system, high pressure fuel pump assembly, sports cat)

„X New turbo with titanium aluminium alloy turbo fins and reduction in compressor inlet diameter

„X 17in, 11-spoke Speedline Turini alloy wheels mimic tarmac-spec rally car

„X Subtle interior revisions include introduction of ¡¥Piano black¡¦ fascia inserts and aluminium scuff protectors in the door frames
„X Automatic headlights and privacy glass introduced for the first time

„X Eibach springs introduced to complement Bilstein shock absorbers.
 

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charlie-boy said:
and the 3 extra gauges in the dash
Cheers Charlie-boy, info added.

This still needs a lot of work, surely people know a lot more about these models and can help me tidy this up a bit by suggesting alterations/clarifying points/adding info etc?? :)
 

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This is a good idea but are you going to put other differences such as the rear headrests,isofix points etc in a 260 to stop people trying to rip off newbies and saying they are fq's etc.

The fuel pump on a 360 is a 225lph iirc and the others don't have this.
 
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