Singapore - By now you probably would have heard that the next Evolution from Mitsubishi will feature a crossover body and a hybrid or electrical powertrain. You can imagine how Lancer Evolution (Lan-Evo) fans worldwide mourned the lost of the rally-bred performance sedan.
After all, for all ten generations of the car, the Evolution had always remained true to its roots, a high performance compact sedan packing a 2.0-litre turbocharged in-line four powering all four wheels with impeccable driving dynamics. With every iteration the Evo got faster and somewhat bigger too.
In all, three distinct generations stood out, the Evo 6.5 (Tommi Makkinen Edition) an actual road-legal rally monster, the Evo 9 for being the final and ultimate platform of the legendary 4G63 and of course the Evo X or 10 for being the last true Lancer Evolution to wear the badge and a new aluminium engine the 4B11T.
Here in Singapore, with our tax structure and road legalities, the Lan-Evo has been made even rarer. The oldest one we got is an Evo 3, a couple of Evo 4s dressed up to look like 5s, a handful of 6s, 7s, 8s, probably about 30 Evo 9s and just over 50 Evo 10s.
With numbers like that, the probability of seeing one on the roads is very slim, thus when the organisers at SG Evo Club decided to hold a mega-meet with 9tro being the Official Media Partner, it was truly a sight to behold.
About 30 cars turned up for the shoot though a few had to leave earlier but to be able to witness one of the biggest concentrations of Evos in a single place made it all worthwhile.
Carros Centre was selected as the venue as a last minute scramble to find a suitable location was needed due to large areas of the island being No-Fly Zones thanks in part to a Singapore Air Force aero-show happening on the same day as the meet.
We would like to thank everyone from SG Evo Club who turned up for putting up with the scorching weather during the shoot and for giving us the opportunity to photograph their legendary rides.