In Feb. Motor Trend, they tested the '04 EVO RS that will be sold this year, with only 3500 produced a year. Its everything that the 2003 Evo is, but there are some exceptions:
Carbon Fiber Wing
Rear Assist Handles
Leather Wrapped Brake handle
Center Console Lid
Oh, and also a stripped trunk, unpainted side mirrors and door handles
-This gives it an 88-144lb reduction depending on options
Options for this car are and upgraded 315-amp seven-speaker infinity stereo w/ trunk mounted sub, and leather Recaro seats.
Doing this keeps mitsubishi with their promise of keeping the Evo under 30k. But at the same time will keep producing the Non-RS Evo most likely with better performance #'s and over 30k.
(^^ My opinion)
The Evo RS price as tested in the magazine is for $26,500 ($27,095 est.)
Evo RS/Evo Performance Specs from Magazine:
Braking 60-0 w/o Abs 119ft/ w/ABS 111ft
What do you guys think?