What is it?
Er, yes. Rather more than most in fact. The Evo X handles like nothing else on sale, courtesy of a low kerbweight, four-wheel drive and hi-tech chassis. Steering is also superbly accurate.
If you're looking for comfort you're looking in the wrong place, although this new generation of Evo is more supple and refined than the car it replaced. The seats are a bin-end bucket affair, designed to be replaced by yourself at a moment's notice.
On the inside
It goes without saying that the Evo X is quick, but it'll take the tweaking we got used to in the last gen ‘FQ' range before anyone is sufficiently sated. There's 295bhp here, against 400bhp in its previous guise.
There's little that's cool about the sort of car that educationally sub-normal dole scum onanise over during those rare idle moments that pepper their days, but if you own one you'll be going too fast, or being too arrested, to care.