SOTW: Mitsubishi Evo VI TME
We’ll be launching our first ever Sale of the week post with one of my all time favourite cars, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Tommi Mäkinen Edition (TME). A named after the Finnish four time World Rally Champion, Tommi Mäkinen, the TME is what a lot of owners would consider the greatest ever Evo.
Often known as the Evo 6.5, only 250 TMEs were imported into the UK, 50 of each colour; Passion Red, Canal Blue, Pyrenees Black, Satellite Silver and Scotia White. Improvements over the standard Evo VI include a different front bumper, 17″ white Enkei wheels, a lowered suspension setup for tarmac use with the Passion Red cars treated to optional decals to replicate the look of Mäkinen’s rally car. Under the bonnet mods include a titanium turbo which spools up quicker than usual, a front upper strut brace, and a quicker ratio steering rack. Inside, the standard seats were replaced with red and black Recaros embossed with a T. Mäkinen logo, and a Momo steering wheel and gear knob finished the look.
This week we’ve found a fantastic unmodified low mileage TME, a rare sight these days. Imported in 2009, with one owner since, this is one of the cleanest TMEs in the country. Priced at just £7,999, this won’t be around for long. Check out the advert over at Pistonheads for further information. If I could, I’d buy this in a heartbeat!