Dan’s Evo VIII is the perfect example of what a completely built show car should be. This car oozes perfection.
When you see a car this clean you don’t expect the engine bay to be cleaner than the exterior, but this 2003 ‘Blue by you’ Evo VIII begs to differ. Pop the hood and find out what an engine you can eat off looks like. When I say this car is spotless, I mean it is absolutely spotless. The interior is as clean as the day it rolled off the showroom floor. The exterior never sees rain and it certainly needs dry pavement to put the power down; and let me tell you- she screams.
A long rod 2.0 with a race-ported head serves as a base for a dazzeling list of components. The JMF custom fabricated v-band exhaust manifold serves two purposes: To feed the Comp 70mm turbocharger with hot exhaust gas and to blind anyone who looks at it. The forward facing turbo peeks out from behind the bumper grill (not present for pics) and sucks in cool dense air when requested. On the intake side you will find 2, yes two sets of ID2000s. The dual fuel rails allow for insane power levels and reasonable fuel pressure on E85. Intercooling is handled by an ETS 5″ core and it does a fantastic job of shedding off intake temps. Engine managament is covered seamlessly by AEM. The car is pushing in excess of 40 pounds of boost pressure resulting in a wicked driver/passenger experience.
With all these go-fast parts the power has to be transfered through outstanding drivetrain components. A TRE transmission and transfer case do an excellent job of harnessing the power and an Exedy triple disk clutch delivers it from the engine.
Dan comes from a backround of high-horsepower cars ranging primarily from turbo V8 cars and he claims the Evo is propbably the most rewarding car he has owned. The car was built entirely by Greg Powrie in Clarkston, Mi and the car frequents Boost Controlled Performace for any attention it may need. Patience is key with seeing this car in action- Come across it on a cool Michigan summer night and you may just be lucky enough to see it in action.