Hyundai Accent with a Mitsubishi EVO VIII Powertrain

Hyundai Accent With A Mitsubishi Evolution 8 Powertrain

Sylvain Erickson has spent the past five years building his very unique rally Hyundai Accent. It can be difficult enough to dial-in a rally car using the factory powertrain but only someone with serious skill can adapt one from another manufacturer. Sylvain’s Accent uses the engine, transmission and rear end from a Mitsubishi Evolution VIII. He designed and tested 12 different front suspension setups to get the car to handle the way he wanted. When you factor in the difficulty of a swap like this and the stress of rally racing, it makes a project like this a modern marvel.

Hyundai Accent With A Mitsubishi Evolution 8 Powertrain

Hyundai Accent With A Mitsubishi Evolution 8 Powertrain

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Source: CARSRallyTV and Wide Open Motorsports via OppositeLock

5 Comments

  1. Nik B

    I am actually in the process of doing the same swap to a 2001 Hyundai Accent to use on Tarmac Rallies only. I would love to know where he got the front and rear fenders or if he just did it him self.

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