If you are under the age of 30 you probably remember the all carbon-fiber EVO VIII that was modified by Japanese tuner HKS.
It's been a while since that car (the CT230R) claimed the Tsukuba Circuit record with a lap time of 53.589-seconds, but HKS is getting back into the game with a new EVO X, that will also serve as a development mule for the company's line of EVO X performance products.
Called the CZ200S, this modified EVO X posted a time of 59.495 during initial testing, using Advan Neova AD08 tires, wrapped over some Advan 18×10-inch wheels.
The car also features a completely rebuilt engine with HKS forged pistons and new con rods, as well as HKS V Cam Pro cams. The turbocharger has been upgraded with an HKS prototype GT3240 kit, as well as new intercooler piping an 1,00 cc injectors. Intake and exhaust duties are handled by a Hipermax III Sport exhaust and upgraded cat, as well as an KHS air intake system. Finally, some ECU tuning results in 567hp.
Expect to see many of these prototype products come to market soon.
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