For-Evo Fever

story by Cheryl Tay, pictures by M.H Sim
21 Feb 2008

After months of anticipation by fans of Mitsubishi's Evolution series, Cycle & Carriage finally releases the Evo X to the public at a mega event at the Kallang Stadium. The event, called "Evo-ism" brought together fans from all over Singapore who came for only two things - the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X in the flesh, and a special demonstration by Group N Rally driver Katsuhiko Taguchi. Oh, and the race queens too!

It was nearly impossible not to know about the official launch of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. Aggressive advertising through the various media channels made it hard not to be aware of the party. Open to public, the all-new Evo X was finally launched on a Saturday evening at the East Entrance of the National Stadium, with hosts Class 95 deejays Glenn Ong and Jean Danker.

The car was nothing new as dailies and magazines have done reviews on it prior to the launch. As such, attracting the crowds was not the car itself, but rather, the opportunity to experience Katsuhiko Taguchi’s drifting expertise. His professional handling and awe-inspiring stunts were satisfyingly impressive!

Race queens were also on scene to specially maintain the crowd’s interest level. Four local race queens were present, in new swanky Mitsubishi race queen outfits - but they were quickly eclipsed when the Japanese race queens arrived.

These hot babes can’t help but make me ponder about the main motive of the many photographers who formed the bulk of the audience - were they there for the drifting demonstration or the race queens?

Lots of photo opportunities, exploding fireworks and drifting joyrides made up the rest of the night.


Sell Fast With Ease - SwiftQuote

With SwiftQuote, you get:
  Best value for your car    A peace of mind when selling    Fast sale from start to end


Best offer with no obligations.
Start Now!

I agree to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal data by Carousell and/or such other third party (as may be necessary) and to be contacted (via email, phone call and/or text message) for any purposes in connection with the application of and transaction of the vehicle, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 and Carousell's Privacy Policy.

SwiftQuote was very prompt to reply and the staff attending was also very swift and friendly. I recommend to anyone to approach SwiftQuote for fast and efficient service. Thank you SwiftQuote!

Suhaimi Moktar - 1 hour ago


Ng Siang Long - 1 day ago

Hi, Quite an impressive experience. SwiftQuote response was fast and effective. Thanks for arranging a deal. I will recommend it to my friend.

Min Aung - 2 days ago

Quick in providing the quotes. Professional customer service.

Ken Lim Tien Khim - 2 days ago

Was sceptical initially. However it turns out to be a very smooth transaction Reliable dealer with very high price quoted for my vehicle was found within 1 day! Impressive service from Swiftquote!

Tan Kian Siong - 2 days ago

Follow up is good and the buyer is genuine. Great offer too!

Yong Shao Horng - 5 days ago

Great link between buyer and seller. Smooth transaction!

Lee - 6 days ago

Very quick and prompt response for best dealer offer. Easy transaction and truly recommended.

Mohammad Yusoff Bin Ponang - 1 week ago

Swiftquote helped me in selling my car very swiftly. Very much appreciated.

Emani Satyanarayana - 1 week ago

I had my 12 years old car sold thru SwiftQuote platform just between 2 to 3 weeks.honestly speaking, their CS was very polite and friendly, they got my car sold above current market at least 20percents. Graded A+++. Thank you.

lewis loh - 1 week ago


Engine Capacity 1998cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Bore x Stroke (86 x 86)mm
Power 280bhp @ 6500rpm
Torque 422Nm @ 3500rpm
Power to Weight 194.4 bhp per ton


Acceleration 12.1s (0-100 km/h)
Fuel Consumption (combined) 9.5 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 5 -speed Manual
Drive Type FF


Body Type Sedan
(L x W x H)
(4495 x 1810 x 1480) mm
Wheelbase 2635 mm
Turning Circle 5 metres
Kerb Weight 1440 kg
Boot Capacity 328 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs