Every Evo was provided by the VR-4 parts like the stout iron-blocked turbocharged 2.0-liter DOHC 4G63 engine. The first Evo had the lighter crankshaft, higher compression pistons, new connecting rods, plus new port geometry, producing an output of up to 228 lb-ft at 3000 rpm and 247 hp at 6000 rpm. Suspension was composed of MacPherson front struts and a multi-link rear, with pillow-ball mounts. The body was fortified to withstand the rigors of rally use therefore adding weight to the vehicle. It was offset by removing the undercoating of the Evo RS up to Evo V.
The Evo IV was introduced in August of 1996 and quickly gained popularity. The Evo now rated with 276 hp at 6500 rpm with peak torque of 260 lb-ft at 3000 rpm. Evo V was introduced in January 1998 and still raced on the. Evo IV created more improvements. The Evo VII raced on the new World Rally Car class. The Evo VII is now powered with a 2.0L 340 hp engine. The new Evo IX is now out in the market with better racing features and more powerful engine.