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The 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII (CT9A) is the successor to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII was offered in numerous trims including the MR (Mitsubishi Racing) and FQ400 trim - which was the most powerful model in the Evo VIII range.

Games

Need for Speed: Underground 2

The Lancer Evolution VIII appears in Need for Speed: Underground 2. It is required to reach level 4 in the career mode and complete URL race 15 to unlock the car.

It is one of the best cars in terms of handling. Due to being an all-wheel drive car, the Lancer Evolution is capable of accelerating faster than similar cars. The Subaru Impreza WRX STi has better acceleration statistics, but the Evo VIII has better handling.

Unlock Complete URL Race 15 in Stage 4
0 - 60 mph 0 - 100 mph Top Speed Torque Power
Stock 4.06 seconds 13.34 seconds 155.0 mph (249 km/h) 272.1 ft-lb 270.5 bhp
Fully Upgraded 2.45 seconds 8.37 seconds 207.0 mph (333 km/h) 377.6 ft-lb 430.9 bhp

Need for Speed: Underground Rivals

The Lancer Evolution VIII has a price tag of $51,000 in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

The Lancer Evolution VIII appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

Because of its weight, it is very useful for pursuits, although it understeers a lot through corners, it has fast acceleration.

With Ultimate parts, its performance capabilities - especially its top speed - can be significantly improved, though its top speed is slightly lacking when fully upgraded.

Stock

The stock Lancer Evolution VIII is unlocked through the Career mode upon the player defeating Blacklist Rival #11: Lou "Big Lou" Park.

Upon being unlocked, it can be purchased in the Career mode from a Car Lot for 36,000 cash, and it can be selected for customisation in My Cars.

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Defeat Blacklist #11: "Big Lou"
Cost: 36,000
Top Speed 3.3
Acceleration 3
Handling 3

Eugene "Earl" James'

Eugene "Earl" James drives a customised Lancer Evolution VIII, which is made available as a Bonus car for use in Quick Race or multiplayer after he is defeated in the Career mode. It can not be selected for customisation in My Cars.

It can be added to the player's garage in the Career mode as a possible pink slip reward from one of three mystery Bonus Markers offered after defeating Blacklist Rival #9: Eugene "Earl" James.

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Defeat Blacklist #9: "Earl"
Top Speed 5.5
Acceleration 5.6
Handling 6.1

Challenge Series

A custom Lancer Evolution VIII is offered in the Challenge Series and can be driven in two events:

It can not be unlocked for use in any events or game modes outside of its two Challenge Series events.

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Challenge Series vehicle
Top Speed 9
Acceleration 9.6
Handling 9.7

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (GBA)

The Evo VIII appears in he Gameboy Advance release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

It is unlocked upon beating Blacklist Racer #68: [[BBB]], and can be obtained for 3,500 Reputation points.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0

In Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0, it is unlocked after defeating Blacklist racer #9 - Earl. The car has a price tag of $35,000.

Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City

The Lancer Evolution VIII appears in the Nintendo DS release of Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City.

Need for Speed: World

The Lancer Evolution VIII was made available in Need for Speed: World on June 19, 2012 as a tier 2 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as a D class car.

It uses similar driving traits to that of an Amerikon Speedsytems street tuned parts upgraded Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition, although with somewhat better acceleration and more precise handling. However, the Evolution VIII lacks acceleration on corner exits compared to other C class cars such as the Ford Escort RS Cosworth. It can reach a top speed of 171 mph (275 km/h).

Although players may find it more effective by swapping its parts with better upgrades, it struggles to compete with class A cars.

Stock: 397 (D class) Maximum: 596 (B class)

Yellow

The Yellow style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost2400. It was released on June 19, 2012.

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Performance Parts
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Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 485
TopSpeedIcon2.png 504
AccelIcon2.png 555
HandlingIcon2.png 398
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Standard
SpeedBoost2400

Grey

The Grey style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png650,000, and was initially released on October 30, 2012.

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Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 397
TopSpeedIcon2.png 346
AccelIcon2.png 432
HandlingIcon2.png 413
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Standard
Dollar icon.png650,000

Trivia

Development - Main article: Need for Speed: Most Wanted/Development.
  • In a pre-release screenshot of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Earl's car is depicted equipped with a Body 1 body kit.

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