An EVO X built for the greatest reason of all…. Kids With Cancer!
About 9 months ago AMS was approached by a Mr Paul Seto to help us with a charitable project for the 2010 Motor Trend One Lap of America race. The car was built with some bolt on’s and a basic tune. The owner Mr Barry Stewart and Dr.Seto competed in the event and had a blast all while raising a substantial amount for charity. They had so much fun and raised so much that instantly they knew an even more profound effort for 2011 was necessary.
Thanks to the guidance of 2010 mid-priced sedan class winners Chris Wirth and Sean Caron (EVO X) they laid out the ground work for what would be a top class contender for 2011. We were contacted to build them not only a well setup EVO X but one that would stand up to the grueling One Lap of America event.
The primary focus of this project is to raise money and awareness for the Kids with Cancer society. A cause more fitting of help than any we can possibly think of.
The Evo X will be run in the 2011 One Lap of America event and will be striving to be in the top 10 overall standing. Plans are also in the works to campaign the car as a Street Class entry in the 2011 Redline Time Attack series which typically runs from late February to October and Barry, Sean and Chris will be teaming up to drive and support the events along with assistance from AMS. If time and resources permit the vehicle might also compete in the 2011 Targa Newfoundland rally.
The build is very detailed and here at AMS we are making sure no stone gets left unturned. With such a worthy cause at hand and working with such a driven individual like Mr Barry Stewart we are all really putting our hearts into this project.
At the heart of the build is and AMS power plant consisting of an AMS 2.2 Liter long-block, 750R quick spooling turbo system and all the goodies to go along with it.
The suspension list is a long one but at the core is none other than the industry leading JRZ RS Pro Coilover suspension.
We could not of started with a better palette as Mr Stewart picked up a brand new 2010 EVO X GSR from our friends at Max Madsen Mitsubishi.
On with the pictures!
Time to take a perfectly new car and tear it apart:
Now that we have it torn down lets start getting after the chassis, brakes and suspension work. Justin did a fantastic job on the cage as seen below
Time to install the new AMS 2.2 liter engine, Shepherd built transmission and AMS Custom surge tank fuel system
Time to install the AMS 750R turbo kit
Some more AMS goodies going on!