Photography by Taylor Vollrath (@taydork)
Way back when John Mark Andrada was much younger, he stumbled across a bright yellow Mitsubishi Evo in a magazine, and he was immediately hooked. At the beginning of 2016 he decided to fulfil his dream, and he picked up a 2015 Mitsubishi Evolution Final Edition. Andrada had owned a few cars before the Evo, but this was his first major build as an enthusiast, and he wanted to do it right.
His original intentions were to use the car as a modified daily, but as the desire for more and more modifications took over, he started building it as a full-blown show car that could still function for daily duties.
A common theme across all aspects of modification was quality over quantity, so Andrada carefully hand-selected brands and parts that would do justice to his vision for the car. With the work of his own hands, as well as some help from a couple of friends, Andrada has assembled his Evo tastefully, with a well-balanced blend of performance and style.
PASMAG: Why did you choose this vehicle?
John Mark Andrada: I've always like the Mitsubishi Evo platform; it's fun to drive and it never gets boring.
Do you have any prior build experience?
This is my first major build. I've had a few cars before the Evo, but those are history.
What got you into building in the first place?
It keeps me sane, and I love that I can do whatever I want to do with the car. Overall, it makes me happy.
What is your favorite aspect of the build?
Everything and Everything that comes afterwards.
What were your original intentions with the build?
It was intended as a daily, but the itch for modifications took over (haha). I couldn't decide if I wanted to do power or show, so I did both slowly but more on the aesthetic side.
Why did you choose certain brands for your build?
Fake parts break hearts?
What influences or inspiration helped you over the course of your build?
I'm not really sure. I just built the car the way I wanted to. My friend, Bryan, sometimes said, "do it, p**sy!". So, I just do it sometimes. Shout-out to Bryan P!
Is there anything personally or about the build?
If you are passionate about something, go and do it!
Owner: John Mark Andrada
Location: Honolulu, HI
Vehicle: 2015 Mitsubishi Evolution X Final Edition
Engine: Mitsubishi 4B11T 2.0L Turbocharged I4
Horsepower: 348 whp
Torque: 350 lb-ft
Event: Hot Import Nights
Location: Blaisdell Center. Honolulu, HI
Popular Vote: 32%
- ARC intake box
- Blitz intake pipe
- Torque Solution rad hoses
- Colt Speed engine cover
- Driven Fab (catch can, coolant expansion tank)
- Monster Sport BOV pipe
- TopSpeed titanium upper intercooler piping
- Cobb lower intercooler piping
- GrimmSpeed EBCS
- ETS (open downpipe, test pipe)
- TopSpeed cat-back exhaust
WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES
- Work Wheels CR2P wheels - 18x10.5 +18 (f/r)
- Federal SS595 tires - 275/35/18 (f/r)
- Hawk Performance brake pads
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
- Air Lift Performance air suspension w/ 3P management
- Megan Racing adjustable rear LCAs
- Battle Aero carbon fiber spoiler
- Voltex front lip
- UbeyMade canards
- AeroFlow side skirt extensions
- Takata harnesses
- NRG harness bar
- Classy House RBG air suspension controller mount
- Nelson Racing Wheels custom carbon fiber steering wheel
- Carbon fiber steering column gauge pod
- Varis Front Bumper
- New Wheels
- Color Change
SHOPS & MECHANICS
- Wingz Performance, AZ - Phuong
- Moon Performance, AZ - Eijah