Mitsubishi 311RS Evo X is an Ideal Evolution

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Though the Mitsubishi Evolution X isn’t as popular as it once was, it’s still one of the best performance bargains on the market. For those wanting something even better, there’s now the limited edition 311RS Evo X.

Three years in the making, the fully-warrantied Evolution will be limited to just 11 units, and sports some serious modifications from some of the aftermarket’s finest. It’s a product from circuit racer Ryan Gates, who has outfitted the Evolution X to the tune of 353 hp and 359 lb-ft of torque along with performance suspension, brakes, and lightweight wheels.

The team reaches for a collection of bolt-ons from AMS, a world-renowned tuner of the Evolution platform. Boosting the engine’s performance is an intake, upgraded intercooler piping, intercooler, widemouth downpipe, cat pipe, exhaust, and ECU tune – all from AMS.

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To handle suspension duties, the 311RS is outfitted with JRZ’s RS1 suspension. Each vehicle will be properly aligned by Evasive Motorsports, which has proven time and time again that they know how to setup a car properly for the track. Braking components come from Girodisc while the vehicle will roll with lightweight Volk Racing CE28 wheels in a 18×10.5-inch sizing with Nitto NT05 rubber.

Transforming the exterior is a JDP front lip and Voltex rear spoiler, while Jon Sibal ( who you may know from some of AutoGuide’s expert renderings) does up the classy, yet subtle livery for the 311RS.

The 311RS will retail for $49,000, which is a jump from the factory GSR (approximately $35,000), and even the high-performance MR model (approximately $46,000). But if you add up all the modifications, plus the time and labor to install it all, it’s a small premium to pay for an Evolution that has high quality products.

GALLERY: Mitsubishi 311RS Evo X

[Source: Autoblog]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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