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Hillclimb Monster: Watch a 700-hp Mitsubishi Evo scream up a Swiss hill

Jeff Glucker November 6, 2018 Hoonivercinema 3 Comments

The Mitsubishi 4G63 engine can be modified to do marvelous things. While there are a number of lower horsepower offerings using this engine, the performance minded vehicles fitted with this inline-4 are entertaining even in stock guise. Take the 4G63 and slap on crazy turbos, bore and stroke the engine, and then hold on. Like with this Evo 8 shown above, which now produces 700 horsepower.

Driver Thomas Kessler is taking this beast up the St. Ursanne hill climb event in Switzerland. The car weighs just a bit over 2,400 pounds. Stock, the car is about 3,200 pounds and it’s engine puts out quite a bit less power.

This is truly a proper hill climb monster and the driver grabs it by the scruff of the steering wheel. Click play and watch (and listen) to the action above.

  • Zentropy

    That was a sphincter-clenching experience just watching the video.

    • Gnomical

      Fast car fast. That looked like FUN! One of the relatives has a trashed out BMW which is scheduled to become a track mobile; maybe I can suggest this kind of fun, provided we can locate a nearby place to wring out the machine.

  • Eric Masek

    Impressed to see a proper h pattern shifter and not a sequential box. Disappointed in the lack of rev match downshifting