Posted by: carchayser | August 2, 2008

My New Love

After so many years, it’s finally over.

The reason?  I don’t really know what or why.  It’s just that we had a falling out.  Maybe I got tired of her or vice versa (she got tired of impressing me).

What’s shocking is that I did not shed a single tear.  Not one drop fell on my cheek.  I guess that just sums up how I really felt for the nasty breakup.  I didn’t really care.

I mean, if you look at the pictures below, which one would you prefer?

The Audi R8…

or the Lancer Evo X?

No contest at all.

Now for some hardcore stats:

The Audi R8 has a 4.2L V8 engine which releases a galloping 414 bhp and goes from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 301 km/h.

On the other hand, the RS version of the Evo X has a 2.0L turbocharged engine which lets loose 280 bhp and goes from 0-100 km/h in 5 seconds and up to a top speed of 250 km/h.

All those stats above favor the Audi.  Now let’s get down to reliability.

Audi is a European car whereas the Evo is a Japanese car.  Now, Japan-made stuff are really tough but this is Mitsubishi we’re talking about here.  They have a history of bad cars!

The Evo’s got one thing going for it though.  It’s a four-door sedan which can carry more people and has more trunk space compared to the Audi which is a coupe and can only carry 2 people with a limited boot.

Additionally, there’s the price tag.  The Evo costs around 3 million pesos here in the Philippines and you can buy it without resorting to the gray market.

The Audi costs around 10 million pesos and Audi Philippines doesn’t sell it.  You’d have to resort to the gray market which means parts will be very hard to come by if ever something falls off.

But you know what?  Who cares???

If you had the Audi, you would be hard-pressed to find another one roaming the streets of Manila, or the Philippines for that matter.  You might even find more Ferrari F430’s than the R8.

So there you have it.  The Evo is more practical but the Audi’s got the looks, the speed, the reliability, and the exclusivity which is more than enough to topple the Evo off my most wanted cars list.

Oh yeah, if you get to own one, just make sure to use it as a Sunday car.  You wouldn’t wanna risk anything falling off.




  1. talk about crash’s

  2. So?

  3. There comes a time in every mans life when he has to grow up and move on.

  4. Toyota !!!

  5. you are comparing a r8 to a evo, that doesn’t even make sense they have different price range and a totally different market. When making comparisons please make sure its relevant.

  6. I’m just saying that I have a new favorite car and in the process, I just pointed out the differences. I’m not really reviewing them so that the Evo can get an ass-whoopin’.

  7. I agree with kkwu.

  8. Audi is really bad. It’s a glorify VW.
    I will go Toyota or Honda

  9. @kkwu
    “why so serious?”

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