Cannonball – The Car

A few people have asked me for more details about the car we are doing the Cannonball 8000 in, so here it is:

2005 Mitsubishi Evo 9 GT (Homologation Model)

The GT is special as it has no driver safety / performance aids like AYC (Active Yaw Control) as it was designed to be the base car for a Rally Car.  The GT is not sold by UK dealers so Ben specially imported it from Japan.

Since import the following performance mods have been performed:

  • Upgraded turbo by Essex Turbo (Aluminium motorsport spec compressor, full dual ball bearing conversion)
  • Upgraded intercooler from APS
  • Upgraded cold air inlet from APS
  • Upgraded 3” stainless exhaust with de-cat from APS
  • Full AP brake conversion, Front 6-pot AD callipers with 362mm vented & grooved floating rotors, Back 4-pot AD callipers on std disks
  • G-Reddy Profec BII Boost Controller
  • Custom engine ECU reflash with modified ignition, fuel and MIVEC maps
  • Lightweight Compomotive GPN spec 18” aluminium alloy wheels

Since import the following cosmetic mods have been performed:

  • Ralliart Carbon Fibre front air splitter

This results in:

  • 420bhp – 430lb/ft torque
  • 0-60 – 4secs
  • 0-100 – 9secs

The top speed however is 161mph due to low ratio gearbox…. It would do 185mph with different gear ratios! (This is why in the Cannonball 8000 we aren’t even going to try racing!)

Author: Ben King

My name is Ben King, I am a director of an Internet solutions company called bit10 ltd. My ultimate responsibility is to bring in the work that bit10 delivers. However I also do a myriad of other things, for example system design, and administration. Outside work I go out, I drink, I socialise, I cook, I have fun, oh and I play a little bit too much World of Warcraft!

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