Do you ever get tired of those guys commenting on 2015 STI videos and articles that continue to say things like:
Ew — looks like a Corolla
Looks like an Evo
No hatch, no sale…
Those are really annoying to read and really offers no value to a conversation. I get sooo tired of the drivel comments because WTF cares about another person’s interpretation of how this car looks…it’s ALL subjective, even the hatch debacle. It’s obvious that not everyone cares about the Corolla/Evo/hatch comments because the car is selling very well (to the point that there’s a problem with dealer markup). So, to blow off some steam, I went to one of those meme-maker sites and created a few meme responses to the stupid comments:
The following one wasn’t created by me (I saw it on Facebook):
As with all UK-market Evos since 2003, the MR’s numerical badge denotes its power rating. Offered only in white, the FQ-440 achieves its 440 hp via an ECU remap, high-flow fuel injectors, revised intercooling piping, and a new manifold-back exhaust courtesy of Janspeed. Torque also gets a slight bump, from 400 to 412 lb-ft. Mild Eibach suspension tweaks help hunker the FQ-440’s nose down 1.3 inches, with the rear sitting 1.1 inches lower than stock.
Only 40 examples of the Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR will be produced, each with a £50,000 ($83,000) price tag.
The last FQ sold in the UK was $82,000 (equivalent USD). I posted this article up on IWSTI and someone mentioned that the pricing was inflated due to UK-specific issues and that it would likely be a lower price if offered in the US. I’m not sure I agree with that, because some cars in the US are always offered at an inflated price (or not at all). We’ve never received an FQ version of the Evo. And if we did, it would certainly not be even close to the pricing of a standard USDM Evo. The FQs are not standard offerings, so they’re always going to be quite expensive in comparison to non-FQ Evos. Also, not the production count of the FQ-440…only 40 examples will be produced. Yes, pricing is affected because of that, too.