Video: Hideous, 750-HP Evo III Sideways on a Rally Stage

It’s an impressive spectacle here. With enough power to easily spin all four tires, a hobbyshop body kit, and a predilection for showy, big-angle oversteer, this Greek-built Lancer Evolution III is a show-stopper. Amidst the constant applause from the audience, one can listen to the surging and whistling of the highly-tuned 4G63 motor doing the business; popping and cracking while shooting the Mitsubishi up the road with a reported 750 horsepower.

Dimitri Lambrou’s homebuilt rocket could be an homage to the absurdity that was Group B, or it could just a manifestation of the man’s own antisocial tendencies, as he doesn’t seem as concerned with winning as he does with putting on a smoke show. Pulling the handbrake and shifting the car into a massive oversteer on corner entry, he turns the Evo with a prodigious application of the throttle, and rides out the exit-phase of the corner with all four tires spinning.

With a face only a mother could love, this monster compensates with its Olympic performance.

With a face only a mother could love, this monster compensates with its Olympic performance.

Clearly, he’s developed the platform to handle the mule-kick of power well, since he can still turn the rear of the Evo with that power without understeering. However, either his differentials are super-clever or Lambrou has learned to handle the car, since whenever the engine comes on full-boost and screams away, he’s got the Evo pointing straight enough to take advantage of the drivetrain. It might not look the prettiest, but it’s obvious it works well. No matter; it won’t hang around long enough to become an eyesore.

About the author

Tommy Parry

Tommy Parry has been racing and writing about racing cars for the past seven years. As an automotive enthusiast from a young age, he worked jobs revolving around cars throughout high school, and tried his hand on the race track on his 20th birthday. After winning his first outdoor kart race, Tommy began working as an apprentice mechanic to amateur racers in the Bay Area to sharpen his mechanical understanding. He has worked as a track day instructor and automotive writer since 2012, and continues to race karts, formula cars, sedans, and rally cars in the San Francisco region.
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