This edition of Weekend Pick may have a lot more applicability to most readers as the cars in question- a Subaru Impreza WRX STI and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X- are not so much exotic as they are really rather common. Because of this, we’re guessing that readers will actually have an opinion based on their own experiences with seeing and perhaps even driving the cars instead of mere speculation over two outrageously expensive vehicles… kinda like our Ferrari 458 vs Lamborghini Gallardo poll a few weeks back.
At any rate, this Weekend Pick should have really been done a long time ago. The STI vs Evo rivalry has been going on for a long, long time, starting when both companies decided to conveniently launch performance versions of their ordinary sedans at the same time in 1992. That’s nearly 19 years of teenage douchebaggery mouthoffs and motorsport loyalties that go deeper than Barry White’s voice during sexy time.
And really, there’s not that much that’s different between an STI and the Evo. Both are all wheel drive. Both have 4-cylinder engines with turbos. Both can fit four people comfortably and a fifth if you feel like recreating conditions at Auschwitz. Both are good on the street and the track but have a darker rally racing side to them (need we mention Ken Block here?). Both have the same 155 mph top speed and a mere 10 horsepower difference between them. Even the newest generation of both look significantly more stupid than their previous models.
So what will it been, then? The Subaru Impreza WRX STI or the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X? Tell us in the poll below: