Okay I've seen this car a few times already:
1. LA Auto Show
2. Once on the street
I'll break up the review into categories. First:
Exterior: Of course it will never look as good as a JDM, but nevertheless, it's still nice looking. The wing is cool, those Enkei's, Advan tires, Brembo brakes, FMIC looks good in the front, etc.
Interior: Recaro seats are VERRY comfy. I felt very safe in them, they hug you like a snuggly bear (a nice non-killer bear) Pedals were your standard rubber, but the clutch and brake pedals are vvery soft. Shifting is very comfortable ESPECIALLY heel-toe. I heel-toe'd so nicely in it. The shifter is short, and somewhat stiff, but the throws are very short as well, which makes up for the stiffness IMO. The dashboard was good looking, somewhat easy on the eyes. The Momo wheel is superior. I love the 3 spoke design.
*ACCELERATION/SPEED*: I felt spool somewhere around the 2k range, pretty early and you can hear it too. The acceleration was pretty good. I think my rex (only catback) didn't feel a lot different from it. (Maybe cuz my rex is broken in and that Evo wasn't?)
*HANDLING*: Good Lord Jesus. IMO this thing definitely handles nicer than a rex. The Advan tires are wide, and the suspension is very nice, making it stick to the road beautfully. (time to throw out my RE-92's) I did a nice hee-toe shift and I was amazed. I could definitely feel a difference from the rex.
My favorite things about it: The Recaro seats are nicer than our seats, they held my very nicely during my heel-toe turns and such. The shifter is interesting. I'm not gonna say I don't like it, because that's not what I'm feeling. It's just "different" that's all. Very short throws and very stiff. The clutch and brake pedals were very soft, I just loved them compared to my stiff clutch pedal on my rex. These pedals made heel-toe shifting feel passive.
Other than those things, the interior is very similar to our car. But being rally inspired I guess most cars are sposed to be somewhat similar.
Final thoughts: Beautiful car, beautiful drive. Worth > MSRP....not a chance in hell. But....I still think it's a great car. Definitely worth it if they were selling near sticker price. Hope ya'll enjoyed the read!
EDIT: FORGOT TO MENTION I'D STILL TAKE MY REX OVER THIS CAR ANY DAY. Just in case any of u guys think I'm jockin mitsu