2008 Gates311 Evo X
For the first time since new, the Gates311 Evo X is available for new ownership. A new 311RS Motorsport program for 2019 means we must find the next custodian for Ol’ Blue. We are seeking a dedicated, passionate driver to carry on this car’s legacy.
Delivered new in February of 2008, we were on a mission to prove viability of the all-new Evo X chassis with Ol’ Blue. Viability was proven within 6 months – Ol’ Blue won it’s first championship at the 2008 NASA National Championships and set a new Mid Ohio TT-A track record in the process.
Over the course of three seasons – 2008, 2009, & 2010, Ol’ Blue evolved from a brand-new 2008 Mitsubishi Evo X GSR into the Limited class Time Attack race car it is today. It currently has 12,148 miles on the clock and has been meticulously serviced in cooperation with the professionals at AMS Performance since new.
It’s gutted, caged, and (almost) fully carbon. It’s an animal. It is not, however, intended for street use of any kind. Ol’ Blue is strictly built for use on track and Time Attack competition.
The Gates311 Evo X was campaigned in the United States with NASA, Super Lap Battle, and Redline Time Attack. The program was fruitful producing 13 track records and three championships.
-2008 – NASA TT-A National Champion
-2008 – Redline Time Attack – 1st Place Street AWD 3x
-2009 – Redline Time Attack – Modified class Champion
-2009 – Super Lap Battle – Limited class Champion
-2009 – 100% win percentage
-2010 – Redline Time Attack – 2nd Overall Modified Class
From 2011-present the car has seen track time once or twice yearly for exercise & display purposes. It is in solid working order and faster than ever thanks to continued development. Below are some notable lap times for the car running Nitto NT01s tires:
-Buttonwillow – 1:49 (2009)
-Road America – 2:14 (2014)
-Autobahn South Course – 1:25 (2012)
Below is video of the car testing at Brainerd International Raceway here in Minnesota. You’ll see a warm-up sequence, brake pad bed-in, WOT top speed run to 188mph, and more. Please note: you will hear new squeaky brake pads during this video.
Our company was founded utilizing the developments made during Ol’ Blue’s campaign. Each 311RS Evo X unit we build exclusively runs components derived from Ol’ Blew’s program. Some notable developments include – AMS cast manifold turbo kit, JRZ RS Sport dampers, Girodisc two-piece rotors.
The car currently weighs ~2,800lbs in race trim with fuel. It’s fitted with a MoTeC M800 ECU that’s loaded with 12 engine maps controlled via a dashboard knob. In Endurance trim, the car is built for 20min intervals making more than 500whp. The car makes more than 700whp in Race trim, that however is built for 5 lap intervals, including warm up and cool down laps.
-AMS 2.2L Race engine – Fresh rebuild: 115 testing miles
-AMS custom cold air intake w/K&N filter
-AMS custom intercooler piping w/Tial BOV
-AMS exhaust turn down
-AMS surge tank w/twin Bosch 055 fuel pumps
-AMS fuel rail w/ID 1000cc injectors
-AMS prototype cast manifold 750R turbo kit
-AMS tuned MoTeC M800 ECU
-AMS dual oil cooler setup with electric fans
-JRZ Motorsport 3-way adjustable dampers w/JRZ camber plates – Fresh rebuild: 115 testing miles
-AMS adjustable rear toe tink w/eccentric delete
-AMS bumpsteer kit
-Whiteline 27mm adjustable rear swaybar
-Cusco rear strut brace
-KAPS 5sp manual dog box with FIA gearing – Fresh rebuild: 115 testing miles
-AMS solid rear differential bushings
-AMS lightweight front crossmember
-Carbonetic Triple carbon clutch
-Cusco 1.5 way rear differential
-AMS poly engine mounts
-AMS carbon/kevlar roof
-Seibon dry carbon hood and trunk
-Seibon carbon fiber doors
-Victory Function VF01 carbon aero fenders
-Voltex front lip & AMS 3D chassis-mounted front splitter
-JDM RS grilles
-Recaro Pro Racer Hans SPG seat
-Schroth 6-point harnesses
-AMS-built FIA spec roll cage
-AMS Delrin Shift knob
-Dash mounted gauges – Oil pressure, oil temperature, boost, and air to fuel ratio.
-75lbs.+ metal removed using FIA’s Rally guide
Wheels, Tires & Brakes
-Volk CE28N 18×10.5 +18
-Nitto NT-01 tires 275/35/ZR18
-AMS S/S braided brake lines
-Girodisc 2-piece front & rear rotors
-Raybestos ST43 brake pads
Total invested: $280,771
Own this historic Evo X for $79,500 USD.
Worldwide shipping can be arranged at the buyer’s expense. Once purchased, the owners have the option to schedule track time at Autobahn Country Club with 311RS & AMS providing track support. Future race support and driving packages are available as well.
We have thousands of photos, videos, and magazine articles archived and available for reference. These will be included with the sale for the new ownership. Please contact us with any questions about the car, we’re available 8a-8p CST at +1 (612) 547-9311 or info@311RS.com.