Chris Quinones’ 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Se
“Oh, its not an Evo?” might be someone’s first response when seeing our customer Chris’ 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Se. But not because they’re disappointed… because its just that impressive.
Chris got his Lancer in June of 2012, and has completely transformed it over the years. When we sold him his SSR GTV02 ‘s and painted them Candy Red, we knew this car was going to be something completely different. The final product of this car is both a mixture of high quality parts and custom work done by Chris himself on both the interior and exterior.
The SSRs, wrapped in Hankook Ventus V2s, sit perfectly on the car, thanks to his D2 air suspension and D2 air management. This color combo – accentuated by his carbon fiber VIS hood, trunk, and mirrors – is one of Chris’ favorite things about the car. Chris’ carbon addiction doesn’t stop there though, as you can also find a Road Race carbon fiber lip and license plate, as well as carbon vinyl wrapped around the door handles, roof, and bumper. And if you thought there was no more room for carbon fiber, well you’re wrong, because this car also has a carbon Cusco Antenna as well!
Chris’ Lancer also has custom blacked out/LED projector headlights and LED taillights, NRG Canards, and a Cusco strut bar. The underglow, a more recent addition, was also done by Chris.
We love Chris’ car because it has always been his personal vision. If you know Chris, you see all the ways that this car really represents his creativity and artistic eye. Not to mention, Chris is one of the most humble and friendly guys you’ll run into. Chris says he’s thankful for all his friends who have helped him through the years. If there’s a meet, he’s there, and he’s someone you want to get to know!
We’ve been loving watching Chris’ car transform. Is he done modifying the Lancer? Maybe. But don’t worry… Chris just purchased a 2016 WRX, and we cannot wait to see what Chris comes up with in 2017. 🙂
Unless otherwise noted, photos in this post were taken by Chris himself. Follow him on Instagram at @thesneakerrehab