There’s been a TME frenzy going on. In the past few years we’ve witnessed an explosion in demand for almost every iconic car to come out of the Japanese Golden Era. One of the cars leading the way is the Passion Red Tommi Makinen Edition Evolution VI.
As eligibility for the US market draws nearer we expect the TME to become even more desirable and continue to rise in value.
Launched as a limited series model to commemorate rally ace Tommi Makinen's prodigious feat of winning his fourth consecutive Drivers' Championship in the World Rally Championship. The Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition was also designed for optimum performance on tarmac and features interior and exterior trim reflecting a WRC theme.
Performance was improved with a high-response titanium turbocharger giving better low-end and mid-range torque, using a smaller, shape-optimised compressor wheel (Standard on GSR; factory option on RS). A different exhaust system was also used, unique to the Tommi Makinen Edition. Handling was improved too with a front upper strut brace and the tarmac suspension was lowered by 10mm and tuned to give improved initial response on tarmac surfaces. The quicker steering rack from the RS models was also fitted for more responsive steering.
The front bumper featured a new powerful design that improved aerodynamics and lowered air intake temperature to stabilise power output characteristics. The front bumper extension brought further improvements to aerodynamic performance with redesigned airflow ducting.
17-inch alloy wheels were used that share the same design as on Mitsubishi's WRC Group-A works car. To further compliment the WRC theme a Special Colouring Package that reproduces Mitsubishi WRC Group-A works car detailing was available as option on the GSR. The package comprises: WRC stripes, Ralliart decals (on ends of front and rear bumpers), Mitsubishi 3-diamond decal on ends of rear spoiler), upper wing section of rear spoiler finished in white, rear panel garnish, body-keyed door sashes, amber front indicator lenses, door handles finished in black.
This particular TME was sourced for a Personal Import Client in 2016 it’s been in storage covering only 600 miles since import! Current mileage is 38,615 miles.
In outstanding condition throughout this is a factory original example with no modifications other than Godspeed G Hook Brake discs with Godspeed Kevlar pads fitted at 38,108 miles. It even has the OE factory Cassette Stereo! This is a TME not to be missed.
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- Alloy Wheels
- Power-assisted Steering
- Power Locks
- Power Windows
- 4-Wheel Drive
- Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
- Driver Airbag
- Passenger Airbag
- Limited slip differential
- Rear Spoiler
- 130 Point Vehicle Inspection
- BIMTA mileage certificate