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Mitsubishi Evo Used as Street Racing Taxi in Sweden Feels like Getaway in Stockholm

Earlier this year, we showed you a series of clips coming straight from the heart of the Swedish street racing scene. We are not back on the topic to talk about a... street racing taxi.
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The vehicle in question is a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX (the best Evo, according to purists), but don't expect this to have been open for all passengers. Instead, the Mitsu served as a ride for the 1320video crew who captured the racing footage, covering this year's Stockholm Open street races.

With the illegal action lasting for twelve hours, the Evo allowed the guy to get from one race to another ahead of the other participants, so they could find proper filming locations.

Using this as a reason for all-out driving, the man behind the wheel of the rally-bred Lancer made full use of the tuned car's potential - while we're not aware of the actual hp rating, the fact that it could keep up with a 580 hp Audi RS6 says quite a lot about the output of this Evolution.

Evading the police, forcing other drivers to move aside and so on - the list of illegal maneuvers this guy pulls in his quest to provide transportation for the camera crew is just too much.

Sure, hitting over 170 mph (274 km/h) and being chased by an unmarked police car that turned out to be driven by a prankster friend might bring internet popularity. But it can also lead to serious consequences, and we're talking about more than fines here.

For one thing, the entire story reminds us of the Getaway in Stockholm series. The street racing saga portraying drivers evading the police saw one film being released every year between 2000 and 2010. Interestingly enough, no Evo was featured.

While these movies drew attention both online and offline, it all turned dark when a Finish importer of the videos caused a lethal accident while reportedly battling it out on the street.

Nowadays, almost any video comes with a more or less serious "don't try this at home" disclaimer, but this is one piece of footage where mindfulness should really be practiced.

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