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Reviving An Indonesian Ex-Rally Evo For The Street – Speedhunters



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Despite the Lancer’s rally history, Hakim’s plan for the rebuild always centered around making it into a quick street car, and that called for an engine upgrade. The Evo is still running a 2.0L 4G63T, but thanks to a number of internal and external modifications made by Progressive Motorsport in Bundung, it’s now outputting 370hp. That’s plenty in a lightweight Evo RS.

Inside, the Mitsubishi four-cylinder block features CP forged pistons and Manley forged connecting rods, while up top the DOHC 16-valve cylinder head was treated to a full port and polish, bigger valves and aftermarket cams.

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Boost comes via a Garrett turbo mounted on a custom equal-length header alongside a Turbosmart Hyper-Gate45 wastegate. There’s also a custom intake manifold, full stainless exhaust system and a Haltech engine management system in the mix.

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The driveline has been suitably uprated too, thanks first to a Cusco Cross Mission close-ratio gear kit to make the most of the engine’s power delivery. This is joined by a OS Giken twin-plate clutch, and Cusco limited slip differentials front and rear.

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As a homologation model aimed at privateer rally teams, the Evo II RS was a bare bones machine, and that’s most evident in the cabin where vinyl door cards with wind-up windows and a lack of audio equipment were standard spec. As mentioned earlier, this car also had a roll cage added for its competition use, so Hakim retained that and built on the motorsport theme.

Additions include a pair of Sparco Evo 2 seats with Sabelt harness belts, a Ralliart steering wheel and shift knob, and some Defi gauges. That ‘ALS’ switch hasn’t been operable since the rebuild, but anti-lag surely wouldn’t be out of place today.

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Project cars can be daunting at the best of times, so hats off to Hakim for seeing this one through to completion from nothing more than a bare shell.

Rick Muda
Instagram: ardskellig

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