2 Fast 2 Furious Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII

       
 
Made By:
JoyRide Studios (RC2)
Scale:
1/24
MSRP:
US$18.99
Overview:
Packaging (Design):8/10
Packaging (Durability):9/10
Casting (Body):9/10
Casting (Interior):8/10
Casting (Chassis):7/10
Casting (Engine):7/10
Paint (Exterior):9/10
Paint (Interior):8/10
Paint (Trim/Graphics):10/10
Overall Panel Fit:9/10
Total Score:8.4/10

 

Other Fast & Furious Models
The Fast and the Furious Civics 2 Fast 2 Furious Eclipse Spyder

2 Fast, 2 Furious Eclipse Spyder
Furious 7 HyperSport (Review)
Fast & Furious ‘70 Charger
Furious 7 Off-Road Challenger (Review)
2 Fast, 2 Furious Evo VIII (Review)
Furious 7 ‘70 Charger
The Fast & the Furious F-150 (Review)
Furious 7 Supra
Furious 7 ‘70 Charger (Review)
The Fast & the Furious Civics
Furious 7 ‘72 ‘Cuda
Furious 7 Nissan GT-R (Review)
Fast 5 ‘70 Charger
Furious 6 ‘69 Mustang (Review)
Furious 7 Maximus Charger (Review)
Furious 7 Off-Road ‘67 Camaro (Review)
The Fast & the Furious RX-7
Fast 5 ‘63 Galaxie
Fast 5 Nissan GT-R (R35)
Fast 5 ‘11 Charger Police (Set)

Other 2000s Movie Models
Speed Racer Movie mach 5 Twilight Truck

Revenge of the Fallen Bumblebee
Austin Powers: Goldmember Shaguar
Bruce Almighty Saleen S7
Watchmen Owl Ship (Review)
Taarzan the Wonder Car Honda CRX
WALL·E
Little Miss Sunshine VW Type 2 (Review)
Dukes of Hazzard General Lee
I Am Legend Shelby GT-500
3000 Miles to Graceland Cadillac
P2 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Transmorphers: Fall of Man Police Car
The Bourne Ultimatum NYPD Impala
Hidalgo
The Matrix Reloaded Escalade EXT
Night Watch Audi TT
Finish Line Cobra
Cars Mack (Review)
Speed Racer Mach 5 (Review)
Fast & Furious ‘70 Charger
Joy Ride Studios 2 Fast 2 Furious 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
Joy Ride Studios 2 Fast 2 Furious 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Packaging Joy Ride Studios 2 Fast 2 Furious 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Brian O'Conner Figure Joy Ride Studios 2 Fast 2 Furious 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Dashboard Joy Ride Studios 2 Fast 2 Furious 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Engine Joy Ride Studios 2 Fast 2 Furious 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Rear Joy Ride Studios 2 Fast 2 Furious 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Side Graphics Detail

 

 

Casting/Paint

Overall, the casting work here is very good. The only complaint I have is the too-thick wing supports, but to be fair there was really no way to capture these realistically on a mass-produced diecast. A set of plastic supports similar to what Jada does would have been better, but even those are heavier than the supports shown on the 1:1 car. Otherwise, the body is very cleanly cast, with no sink marks, flash, or rough edges. The scoops and vents all look realistically deep, and the panel lines are clean and straight. There is a small step between the corner of the hood and the left front fender; it looks like that fender peak may not be as sharp as the right fender (either a casting error or a flaw with the master is equally possible). The headlights, windows, and taillights are all cast in clear plastic, with painted details as needed. The only flaws I see with these are the rear window post doesn't reach the surrounding trim, and the taillight mount posts break up what should be solid red lenses. The paint is very well done. The base green is applied cleanly, and captures the pearl effect of the 1:1 car very well. The graphics are flawless, as is the window and vent trim.

The interior is also very well cast, with a ton of separate parts like the gauges, monitor, and steering column that create a great overall appearance. The engine and chassis are each single-piece castings, but are deep enough that they don't look overly simplistic. The wheels are cast in such a way as to try to hide the thickness of the spokes (and are partially successful), and are mounted over separate disc brakes. The interior paint is minimal but competent, but the chassis and engine paint was either an afterthought or a rush job. Fortunately, everything that is immediately visible looks great.

 

Features/Accessories

The only feature is an opening hood. It opens fine, but flops back closed immediately. The Brian figure bears no resemblance to Paul Walker, and is halfheartedly painted. The sculpting is decent enough that it could be repainted and used, but don't expect much out of the box.

 

Accuracy

The only real hits against accuracy that I see here are the overweight wing supports and slightly too-thick wheel spokes, and the door handles are blue on the model while they were green on the movie car. Otherwise, this appears to match the 1:1 perfectly, from the body modifications to the graphics. Scaling appears to be an accurately-reported 1/24.

 

Overall

Screen-accurate 1/24 scale 2F2F cars are unfortunately rare, as are 1/24 scale Evos in general. Fortunately, Joy Ride didn't waste the opportunity and instead created a great looking car that does a great job of matching what we saw on the screen. The few nitpicks really don't add up to much, and while the Brian figure is forgettable he doesn't detract from the car or its overall cost. Definitely recommended.

 

Have a question, comment, or criticism about this review?
Send me an e-mail with your thoughts!