Californian Mitsubishi Driver Turns His Crashed Lancer into Jacked-Up Battlecar

Mitsubishi Lancer battlecar 1 photo
Photo: wreckedlancer on Instagram
Probably the best way to describe the Mitsubishi Lancer in the images below would be to talk about it as a melange between the "it's feature, not a bug" philosophy and a crash.
This... battlecar used to be a Blue Lancer that got crashed by its driver last year. On his Instagram profile, the Californian owner of the contraption admits he was tailgating when the accident happened.

And, judging by the post-crash imagine, only the nose of the Mitsubishi was affected. Even so, the guy decided to turn his ride into a Mad Max-style machine - perhaps some of you prefer to see it as a Death Race vehicle, but it probably makes no difference to the owner.

The guy likes to constantly work on his car and, as you can imagine, the Lancer has gone through various stages. Fortunately, he decided to lift the thing, so the whole fighting abilities thing now makes sense. As for the wheel-tire combo, we're dealing with 18x9.5-inch wheels shod in 255/55 rugged terrain-savvy rubber.

Whether it's the inner hood layer that now tops the engine compartment, the extra lights or the solar panel adorning the roof, you could probably spend a whole day talking about the custom elements on this man's Lancer.

He also installed a set of performance brakes and, given the manner in which he crashed his car, we totally understand this - not that you'd need a reason for a brake upgrade on your vehicle.

As for the cabin, the changes are considerably smaller compared to what we can see outside the car. We're dealing with goodies such as a sword handle-style shifter, a pair of Bride bucket seats and a custom steering wheel. However, we're sure things will also evolve in this area of the machine.

It seems the man does the work by himself, which means we're dealing with one of the most attention-worthy rolling DIY projects we've ever shown you. Check out the pics below, as we've also included images showing the Mitsu before the accident that changed everything.



A photo posted by Mickey (@wreckedlancer) on Dec 24, 2013 at 3:34pm PST


I remember.

A photo posted by Mickey (@wreckedlancer) on May 29, 2016 at 4:57pm PDT


Photographer÷@lcatphoto with his good eye and mad camera skills!!! I thank this man for giving you guys a high quality picture not taken by my #photatoe |#highdefinition #carporn#mitsubishi#apocalypse #wasteland#deathrace#madmax##custom#neckbreakers#dirtnastylow#lancer#salvaged

A photo posted by Mickey (@wreckedlancer) on May 2, 2016 at 10:48pm PDT


Being a ricer *cough* I mean artist is fun. I'm just making shit up as I go. #bodykit#jdm#ricer#ricedoutjunk

A photo posted by Mickey (@wreckedlancer) on Jun 17, 2016 at 11:26am PDT



A photo posted by Mickey (@wreckedlancer) on Jun 10, 2016 at 3:42pm PDT


Some Jurassic Park feels. #filtersarefun#rawr#rawrs#moo#eek#aah#ruff#car#cool#neat#lancer

A photo posted by Mickey (@wreckedlancer) on Apr 17, 2016 at 12:02pm PDT

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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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