HKS Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII CT230R wins Super Lap Battle, breaks record – Autoblog

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HKS Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution CT230R wins Super Lap breaks record

Like and the Nurburgring, the United States is seeing Buttonwillow Raceway’s configuration #13 become the circuit of for lap time bragging rights. Buttonwillow does not have surrounding establishments or exceptional it does provide a variety of is close to a major city Angeles) and open year-round.

Recently, media outlets Street and Eurotuner hosted annual Super Lap Battle (previously referred to as Time This event has helped to Buttonwillow track records as titles. The winner of the event, off a boat from Japan, was Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution dubbed the CT230R and driven by Taniguchi to a time of 1:43.523.

The carbon beast not only the competition, but destroyed the event of 1:48.906 held by Tarzan driving Sun Auto’s Cyber Evolution and the track record of held by Tyler McQuarrie JIC’s S15 Silvia in the process. is more on the event and the Evo after the

[Source: HKS USA]

For comparison of the complete dominance set by the HKS CT230R, check out the 2005 and Super Street/Eurotuner Time results. If it still isn’t enough, then the Car and Driver test utilizing the same configuration might give of a clue. If you still need to see it your own eyes, then out the YouTube video embedded

HKS’s CT230R Evo is far from ordinary rice burner. It was constructed in HKS’s special workshop. The chassis has been reinforced to reduce flex. The seat is pushed back with the B-pillar for better balance. The body is completely dry-carbon.

Plus, the 4-cylinder 4G63 outputs 550 HP with the help of an HKS turbocharger. According to Options the whole package weighs in 2,200 lbs making for a rather power to weight ratio. The tuners must also something about the benefits of unsprung weight versus the of available traction, as they all to prefer rather narrow

The CT230R performed its record run on 265-wide Yokohama A048 DOT More details can be found in Magazine’ s feature article on the

The Buttonwillow track record was not the title secured by the HKS creation, It was specifically built for Japan’s Tsukuba Circuit Super Lap There it broke the 54-second to the tune of 53.589 on the 1.3-mile

In comparison, a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup racecar the loop in 57.667 (according to Motoring ). Options captured the on video and we happened to find it on

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