ENEOS “We Love Cars” Series Four: Mitsubishi Lancer Evo

Part four of the ENEOS “We Love Cars” series brings us to one of Japan’s greatest, most tunable sports sedans: the turbocharged, AWD Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Over the next couple weeks, we’re highlighting a few of the later model Evo generations (commonly available in the U.S.) on social media and showcasing its potential when given the right modifications.

And, of course, any Evo benefits greatly from the use of high-quality ENEOS performance lubricants because they were and continue to be developed with and used by the majority of Japan’s vehicle manufacturers, such as Mitsubishi.

ENEOS expertise allows us to engineer high-quality performance lubricants, utilizing advanced base oil technology and additives to provide vehicles with optimal protection against wear, even under the most extreme conditions, while also reducing friction for superior performance and fuel savings. ENEOS loves cars so much, we’ve dedicated ourselves to protecting them!

If you’re new to the ENEOS “We Love Cars” series, we highlight our favorite cars for two weeks on social media, showcasing some of the world’s best modified examples, while sharing tips about buying, modifying and even restoring. We want to share how much fun you can have with each chosen platform. Of course, we also want to see which of you have the best modified versions, and encourage you to share photos with us by posting to social media with the hashtag #ShowYourENEOS; our favorite photos receive a prize as a bonus!

Here are the highlights from the Mitsubishi Evo series of “We Love Cars”:


How do you go from being a casual Evo fan to building one of the wildest Evo Xs on the planet? Ravid Dolwani answered the call to create a 680whp SEMA showstopper from an ex-Pirelli World Challenge race car. Projects like this, built with the finest performance parts, must be protected with ENEOS Motor Oil, which is designed to provide the ultimate protection and performance. Using advanced technology, ENEOS is developed in partnership with the majority of Asia’s OEMs when creating factory fill fluids for their cars.


Function, form, fashionable: you can have the best performance and aesthetics, if you plan your build correctly. And for enthusiasts obsessed with maintaining your vehicle, trust in OEM-quality ENEOS synthetic motor oil for the best protection and performance.


Built to be enjoyed: Kelvin Hsiu didn’t build his Evo IX to be garaged; it’s driven regularly, sometimes over long distances for maximum satisfaction. Ensuring it always runs like new requires the right motor oil. ENEOS lubricants have the technology to maintain your car’s performance and keep it running smoothly for years to come.


Pushing the limits of the stock 4B11 block with 704whp — why the hell not? With any performance car, it’s crucial to use a proper synthetic motor oil designed to handle extreme conditions. ENEOS lubricants unlock superior horsepower at higher temperatures while protecting critical engine components.


Can you believe this 9sec quarter-mile, show-killing Evo VIII is a former barn-find turned drag racing sensation? Using ENEOS lubricants will help keep your project running strong and reliably for years to come.



You know the deal: Donut Media tells you Everything You Need to Know about the Lancer Evolution. And we’re here to remind you, ENEOS Motor Oil uses advanced technology developed in partnership with the majority of Japan’s OEMs when creating factory fill fluids for cars like the Evo.

Top Gear provides the ultimate showdown between the Evo and STI. Which is your pick? No matter what you choose, ENEOS lubricants are ideal for both platforms, engineered to keep them running strong and reliably.


Which is the best of the earlier Evo VIII and IX models? Grassroots Motorsports breaks down the differences between both of these JDM staples.


15 years after its arrival to the US, Road & Track bids farewell to the last Evo X in this retrospective piece before sending it off to the crusher.


School’s in session: Car and Driver breaks down the lineage of the legendary Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, beginning with the Galant VR-4 predecessor.