Originally posted by s4awd
Have you driven a USDM Evo?
You don't need to. Just read about how badly the EVO has been emasculated when it came stateside, you can figure out what it is capable of. Case in point, the lack of a Front LSD along with the replacement of the Kickass Active Center Differential with a Viscous coupler and also the removal of the Active Yaw Control in the US version, that would prevent the US-spec EVO from carrying too much corner speed - all of which are at variance from the article described above, with an EVO that has everthing that the US-spec EVO has been denied.
Comparing a US-spec EVO to the EVO pictured above, is comparing apples and oranges. Also comparing the US-spec jaw dropping 2.5L Turbo STi with the DCCD to the weakass STi with the 2.0L and the PPP package is also apples and oranges.
It is foolish to draw conclusions from any tests done abroad, and extrapolating them to the EVOs/STis available here. Apples and oranges....more like red grapes and jackfruit.