TOP 10 Top Gear Power Laps

8. Mitsubishi EVO VIII vs Subaru Impreza WRX STI

(Season 2, Episode 6)

Here was a twin test that was always going to slice opinion right down the middle. Both were giants on the World Rally Championship stage during the late 1990s to early 2000s, both used turbocharged four cylinders, and both had massive fan-bases to fall back on. When the Japanese duo continued their epic rivalry at the Top Gear test track in the sixth episode of season 2, the power laps were always going to be close.

The Mitsubishi EVO set first blood with a 1m 26s, slamming it squarely – astonishingly – between the Lamborghini Gallardo and the Lotus Exige. But what of the Subaru Impreza? How would that fare? Badly, as it turns out…

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