Auto Torque’s Evo 7 – A rare opportunity and now available own
The time has come to sell Auto Torque’s much loved and very well cared for 2001 Mitsubishi Evo 7 VII GSR.
This car was imported from Japan in 2009, shortly before I purchased it in November 2010 at 52,000 miles, with only the original importer and 1 private keeper on the V5C.
The current mileage is very low at just 62,749 with the most recent MOT carried out 24.09.2019 and expires on 27.09.2020 with no advisories.
Having owned the car since just after being imported into the UK I know the full history and modifications carried out. When I originally purchased the car it was in totally standard form. The car was purchased with the goal in mind to be the company demo Evo VII (Auto Torque – Evo Specialists) to carry out some MLR sprints, shows and customer demonstrations to showcase our work. Auto Torque have owned, maintained and extensively developed this car over the past 10 years.
As you can see from the mileage and MOT history it has covered very few miles each year and now the time has come, after 9 years to find the car a new owner. The list of modifications, upgrades and changes the car has undergone are listed below. As you can see, only the best parts and expertise have been applied to this car, to commission this build yourself the bill would run into £40,000. This is a ready-to-go fast road or track car with a great platform to become a clubman competition car with some safety equipment.
The current forged engine build, carried out in 2014 using the components listed below, produced 465 BHP and included all belts.
Not only has the Evo had an MOT test and a full fluid service every year but also 6 monthly oil changes without fail. In addition to this routine servicing, it has also received fresh oils after every modification, where fluids were required to be drained. So in summary, it has undergone many more transmission and engine oil changes than required, resulting in all oils being golden and clean.
Mileage and service history
2009 – 70,001 KM – MOT and full fluid service
2010 – 53,030 M – MOT and full fluid service
2011 – 56,391 M – MOT and full fluid service
2012 – 57,552 M – MOT and full fluid service
2013 – 58,985 M – MOT and full fluid service
2014 – 60,644 M – MOT and full fluid service
2015 – 61065 M – MOT and full fluid service
2016 – 61,475 M – MOT and full fluid service
2017 – 61,790 M – MOT and full fluid service
2018 – 62,072 M – MOT and full fluid service
2019 – 62,748 M – MOT and full fluid service
Forged 2.0L @ 60,000 Miles
464.4 BHP on 1.7 bar of boost, 420 Ft/Lb of torque – Graphs to prove
71HTA Hybrid Owen Developments Turbo
Steel Head gasket
ARP head and main stud kit
Forged Wisco HD Asymmetric 86mm piston set
ACL bearing set
New belts and tensioners
IGT air filter kit
1000cc ID injectors
Auto Torque 1 of Inconel exhaust manifold (£3500)
3” custom exhaust system with silenced Decat 98 DB (OK for track use)
Auto Torque custom oil catch can and breather system/rocker cover
Full head build, port and polish
Supertec high performance Intake valves
Supertec Inconel +1mm Exhaust valves
Supertech valve guide set
Kelford 272 camshafts
Adjustable cam pulleys
Auto Torque custom intercooler and alloy hard pipe kit
Race battery kit
Vipec/ Link ECU – Mapped conservatively with switchable Anti lag
Gizmo electronic boost controller
Exedy HD twin plate clutch – drives very nice on this not the aggressive on/off type.
Clifford G5 alarm
Nitron R1 fully adjustable coilovers with adjustable castor/ camber top mounts
White line ARBs and drop links front and rear
Full car SuperPro & Power Flex poly bush kit
Powder coated arms and sub frames
AYC pump refurbished and relocated to the boot area using the famous Auto Torque relocation kit
Alcon big brake kit – front (to suit 17” alloys)
Pagid RS29 brake pads
Original colour white
Evo IX rear bumper
Evo IX rear carbon spoiler
Quick release genuine Evo 7 front bumper
Auto Torque Front splitter
Full Evo 8 MR seats
4 point harnesses
Sparco steering wheel
Flocked dash, centre console and A pillars
All work carried out by the reputable Auto Torque with no expense spared, It had been fine-tuned after every modification and meticulously cared for. The only reason for this sale is the lack of use it gets, the level of this car deserves a new owner who is going to reap the rewards and get some use out of it.