by Michael Kitchens
There’s something about a beautiful, capable woman sitting behind the wheel of a performance machine that really revs one’s engine. For example, our Hottie of the Week, Chastity Anne Feather, has always been into cars. The way she tells it, her dad, who had a fascination with old school Toyotas and bagged mini-trucks in the ’80s, passed that affinity for engines and cars on to her.
As a result, Chastity, who’s first car was a 1992 EG Civic hatchback, has enjoyed pushing the limits from behind the wheel. And that makes this racer girl one really evil chick.
My introduction to her insane ride came while listening to the throaty growl of her 2006 Mitsubishi Evolution IX as it made its way up a spiraling parking ramp in Honolulu. As she rolled up to me, my attention was immediately brought to her license plate — “EVL-CHK” — and my first thought was, “This girl means business.”
Chastity’s fiancé, Courtney Berang, gifted this Evo to her shortly after the two began dating, and they have since formed a bond that revolves around it.
“It all started off with the blow-off valve,” says Chastity, who possesses a serious competitive streak. “When we’d go on cruises, there were cars that were keeping up with me.
“I didn’t like that.”
And apparently, that’s when all the trouble started.
Tuning cars can sometimes be an explosive experience. After achieving dyno numbers of over 300HP, the Evo dropped a valve. For automotive enthusiasts, this is just an excuse to go bigger and badder. Sonic Motorsports swapped out the block and then sourced a GT35R turbo among many other mods. The car was re-tuned by Chris of AMS Performance and now pushes out 529AWHP and 420WTQ on a stock block with pump gas. When you factor in the AWD, that is a serious amount of power — power that Chastity absolutely loves.
After hearing the power numbers, my first inclination was to ask how guys felt after getting their rears handed to them by a racer chick.
“They would underestimate me,” says Chastity, giggling. “I would let the guys go first … then all hell would break lose.”
The car isn’t all go, though, as it has some show, including a custom trunk loaded with Power Bass amps and subs.The Evo features a C-West front bumper, an authentic JDM rear and Vortex Generator. And the car really hugs the pavement, thanks to D2 Drop Springs coupled with Drag DR-31 18×8 rims and Kumho Ecsta SPT 235/45/18s all around.
When asked about her future plans for the car, Chastity wants to go nuts with a full block build and a larger turbo. Her goals are short and simple: “I want to make it into a major magazine and then retire.”
At the young age of 24, I’m sure she has plenty of time to make her dreams come true.