|Order Of Unlock:||Colour:|
|5th||Dark Purple Metallic|
|11th||Blue Green Metallic|
|13th||Light Blue Metallic|
|20th||Dark Orange Metallic|
|25th||Dark Orange 2 Metallic|
|26th||Dark Green 2|
|27th||Light Blue 2|
|28th||Pale Green 2 Metallic|
|29th||Beige Metallic 2|
Ratings (out of 5):
Top Speed: ✰✰✰
Highly regarded as one of the best battle cars in the series of Maximum Tune, the Mitsubishi Evolution 9 (E9 from here on) is a highly versatile machine. Whilst it does not have the weight of a GTR or the best top speed, it makes up for unparalleled acceleration that makes this car a forerunner for battlers, and is most often the first choice.
The size of the car is medium all round, with the perfect length to control blocking opponents as well as the perfect width to fit between side by side or truck by wall traffic, this car is an accomplished blocker with the right hands.
How this car behaves is essentially one of its best features; while it is no RX-7 or RX-8, it is in the next class of cars that handle itself with a certain degree of sensitivity and accuracy. If I had to put it bluntly it would be: ‘If you tell it to turn, stop, slide or grip, it will without question’.
But that’s not its greatest strength: that lies with its raw acceleration that seems to always come out in front of many opponents in 50/50 situations when you're side by side. Unless you have a GTR you are going to be quicker accelerating. This perhaps is one of the many reasons why this car is top tier, especially when you’re brake blocking. Much of the time you won’t be in 6th gear, and as such you will rely on the acceleration of the car for superiority during the race. This type of battles, fought in the lower to mid gears, is where the E9 truly shines as arguably the king of battle machines.
Whilst the top end isn’t the best, it doesn’t need to be unless you’re playing boost off and are on Wangan, or you’re an elite time attacker. Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune doesn’t really account for top speed during boost on battles and most of the time the boost will kick in quickly to catch up whether you lead or not. The only maps you will feel this deficit is on Yokohane, Minato or Wangan, with the disadvantage being very minimal. Top speed is the least of your concerns if you’re brake blocking.
- True balance in terms of size and ability, a true jack of all trades
- Dress up parts make this car look amazing
- The king of battles in many respects
- Too many around, everyone seems to have one of these
- No real strengths and can get very boring if you don’t push yourself to become better
- Its limited top speed can be a detriment in certain circumstances
Whilst the E9 is an amazing car (seriously it is awesome) , the fact that everyone uses this car makes it unappealing and quickly boring. Despite this, this is a car everyone must have or at least experience a couple of times. This car won’t magically make you a God Tier TA’er or a battle monster, but what it will do is hone your skills and provide you a great benchmark against your other cars, it’s the racer that wins – not the car.