Joshua believes that wheels can make or break the look of a car, thus he sourced a set of SSR GTX01 with the perfect offset to fill out the Lancer’s blistered fenders. Around the wheels is a set of Bridgestone POTENZA RE-71R tyres in the 265/35 R18 size all around, allowing him to properly put the power down to the road.
"AMONGST PERFORMANCE TYRES, THEY’RE THE BEST I’VE TRIED"
Having used the POTENZA RE-71R on his previous cars, Joshua heaps praise on the tyres for the performance they offer. “I absolutely love the grip they offer, and they’ve never failed me on my previous car. Amongst performance tyres, they’re the best I’ve tried, both on the road and on track!”
Being an enthusiast, leaving the car unmodified was an impossible task. He has however focused more on mechanical upgrades that present performance gains, while largely retaining the factory styling.
A Ralliart front lip has been added to the front bumper, while Seibon carbon fibre parts have replaced the original side skirts and rear diffuser. Additionally, a set of original Mitsubishi wind deflectors now line the top edge of the windows.
Amongst many performance modifications, the turbocharged engine now breathes more freely through a HKS Kansai air box with a HKS open-pod intake. On the other end, exhaust gases exit via a JIC Magic titanium muffler equipped with silencers for daily use.
Handling has not been ignored either, with Okuyama Carbing chassis rigidity bars fitted to the front, rear, and undercarriage. An Alcon ‘Advantage Extreme’ brake kit has also been fitted for demanding track use, with 6-piston calipers in front and 4-piston calipers in the rear.
Inside the car, where Joshua interacts with the most, a complete revamp was carried out. All interior panels have been reupholstered with the same type of Alcantara used in Lamborghinis, from the door panels to even the inside of the glove box. The front seats have also been replaced with BRIDE Cuga items, which cocoon Joshua as he drives along.