If you are under the age of 30 you probably remember the all carbon-fiber EVO VIII that was modified by Japanese tuner HKS.
It’s been a while since that car (the CT230R) claimed the Tsukuba Circuit record with a lap time of 53.589-seconds, but HKS is getting back into the game with a new EVO X, that will also serve as a development mule for the company’s line of EVO X performance products.
Called the CZ200S, this modified EVO X posted a time of 59.495 during initial testing, using Advan Neova AD08 tires, wrapped over some Advan 18×10-inch wheels.
The car also features a completely rebuilt engine with HKS forged pistons and new con rods, as well as HKS V Cam Pro cams. The turbocharger has been upgraded with an HKS prototype GT3240 kit, as well as new intercooler piping an 1,00 cc injectors. Intake and exhaust duties are handled by a Hipermax III Sport exhaust and upgraded cat, as well as an KHS air intake system. Finally, some ECU tuning results in 567hp.
Expect to see many of these prototype products come to market soon.
Official release after the jump:
HKS Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Time Attack Project
After establishing countless track records with the HKS CT230R Circuit Time Attack Evo, HKS is proud to announce its successor; The HKS Lancer Evolution X, CZ200S.
The CZ200S will be the basis in which HKS will develop its complete parts line-up for the Lancer Evolution X. Much like the development of products available for the previous generations of the Lancer Evolutions, the CZ200S utilizes currently available off-the-shelf and prototype HKS products. HKS prides itself in its engineering, motorsports development and manufacturing quality assuring customers that the same products that HKS sets records with are the same off-the-shelf products that a customer can expect from HKS.
Working in conjunction with the Yokohama Tire Company, HKS plans on lap times under 1 minute at the famed Tsukuba Circuit. During initial testing of the new Advan Neova AD08 radial tires, the CZ200S posted a best lap time of 59.495 seconds at Tsukuba Circuit.
|Horsepower||574.5 ps (1-28-09)||Torque||67.5 kgf-m (1-28-09)|
|Max Boost||1.9 (kgf/sqcm)||Max Boost||1.9 (kgf/sqcm)|
|Suspension||HKS Hipermax III Sport||Exhaust||HKS SPL (custom)|
|Catalyzer||HKS Metal Catalyzer||Intake||HKS SPF Reloaded|
|Downpipe||HKS SPL (custom)||Wheel||Yokohama Advan Racing RS (18×10)|
|Brakes||Endless F: Racing Mono 6 pot Endless R: Racing 4 pot||Tire||Yokohama Advan Neova AD08|
|Turbo||HKS GT3240 Full Turbo Kit (Prototype)|
|Camshaft||HKS V Cam Pro (IN256 / EX248)|
|Piston||HKS Forged Piston Kit|
|Connecting Rod||HKS H-beam (Prototype)|
|Head Gasket||HKS 1.2mm Metal Head Gasket|
|Intercooler||HKS R-Type I/C and Piping Kit|
|Clutch||HKS LA Clutch Twin|
|Transmission||HKS Motorsport Gear 6 Speed (Prototype)|
|ECU||HKS F-Con V Pro|
|Boost Controller||HKS EVC|
|Timing||HKS VALCON Pro|
|A/F||HKS A/F Knock Amp|
|Other||HKS VALCON Pro|
|HKS Circuit Attack Counter|
|Aero||HKS Racing Front Canard (custom)|
|HKS Racing Front Splitter (custom)|
|Ralliart Front Bumper Intake Duct|
|Seats||Bride Zeta III (CFRP)|