• Jan 5th 2007 at 6:05PM
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There's a certain indefinable "quality" about flashy, rally-derived Japanese sedans. Those big air scoops, the ostentatiously over-sized rear wings, the jumbo rims... it all just screams "steal me!" Evidently Mitsubishi thinks their Evo IX is theft-worthy, too, as demonstrated by this promotional video. Seems their security personnel are too preoccupied watching rally footage to notice one of their street machines being stolen – spy-flick style – right out from under their noses.

[Source: Motor Authority]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Hmm... awfully low revs.

      When i saw the driver enter, I thought OMG BLACK STIG's STILL ALIVE!!!!!

      But then....
      oh...the stig's a chick?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Define Irony: a Mitsubishi commercial in which an Evo is shown racing around a track while there have been documented instances of Mitsubishi denying warranty claims for Evos that had been raced.
      • 8 Years Ago
      while it does look like most other sedans.. its still got muscular styling that not many other sedans have, with that said, i sill love my lancer its a fun to drive car as well, i just want to have a chance to drive an evo soon
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mmmmmm I love me some Evo.
      Sweet ad... could watch it again and again.
      I like what they've done with the Evo IX's styling... looks like the Evo 7, my fave. Good job, Mitsu! If only I could afford one :(
      • 8 Years Ago
      i smell a $10million Super Bowl commercial.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ["LOL.. if only to smash it and save the world from another crap jap car..."]

      Wow...first comment, and we're in redneckville already. That's a new low.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The video is pretty bad.

      I like the Evo, but you'll notice there was a concentrated effort never to show a sideview of the car, since that's when the car looks like any other sedan with a ridiculous spoiler on the back.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Awesome car and awesome commercial, I wish I still had my Evo:(
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yes, tach thing was a little unconventional. It felt like a "cool off" thing, rather than a progression to excitement and pure driving bliss. Evo + rain + dirt road = tons of fun.
      • 8 Years Ago
      LOL.. if only to smash it and save the world from another crap jap car...
      • 8 Years Ago
      ^don't feed the troll^

      Wish they could have shown a little more sideways driving that the Evo's are famous for (rather than just flashy shots of the car), but in these days the laywers would be all over that.