3rd Place - Subaru Impreza WRX STi

Highs: Fantastic high-end engine grunt, supple ride, an interior worthy of the sticker price.

Lows: Vague, overly assisted steering; flaccid power below 4000 rpm, a chassis set to terminal understeer.

The Verdict: ROCK - Plenty of power in need of some finesse

2nd Place - Volkswagen R32

Highs: Spine-tingling exhaust note, smooth power delivery, an interior you could live in.

Lows: Stiff ride, only marginally better performance than the GTI's.

The Verdict: PAPER - Requires a certain amount of intelligence to properly appreciate.

1st Place - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

Highs: Yaw control that abolishes understeer, awesome grip, great low-end torque for a turbo.

Lows: Needs a telescoping steering wheel, one more gear, and an interior worth of the price.

The Verdict: SCISSORS - Simple and effective at its single purpose of easy speed.

Subaru Impreza WRX STi vs. Volkswagen R32 vs. Mitsubishi Lancer EVO (Car & Driver)

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