Mitsubishi to race two MiEV Evolution II all-electric cars at Pikes Peak

Mitsubishi has announced that two all-new MiEV Evolution II all-electric race cars will take on legendary Pikes Peak Hill Climb end of next month.

Last year the i-MiEV Evolution all-electric prototype finished second in the Electric Division and this year with the updated model Mitsubishi aims for overall first place.

The MiEV Evolution II uses parts used in production vehicles combined with a high-capacity battery and high-output motors both specially designed by MMC’s suppliers.

Four electric motors (two front and two rear) have a maximum output of 536 hp / 400 kW (4 x 100 kW), while the 50 kWh battery is mounted under the floor for lower centre of gravity.

One of the MiEV Evolution II electric prototypes will be driven by two-time Dakar Rally overall champion Hiroshi Masuoka and the second one by six-time Pikes Peak motorcycle champion Greg Tracy.

PRESS RELEASE (click to expand)


RELATED POSTS

This is the first vehicle designed by Ferdinand Porsche, an EV from 1898
All-new 2014 Citroen C1 revealed ahead of Geneva debut
2015 MINI Clubman prototype continues testing on the Nürburgring
2015 Fiat 500X prototype spied for the first time in Italy
Seat Leon X-PERIENCE with permanent four-wheel drive and all-road equipment revealed
This is the car Jaguar Design boss Ian Callum drives - a custom Jaguar Mark 2
All-new 2016 Jaguar XF saloon revealed with class leading fuel economy
Ferrari 488 Spider revealed with a retractable hard top ahead of Frankfurt debut
Watch Bentley Bentayga prototype go off-road
Vauxhall Astra wins European Car of the Year 2016 award
New MINI 1499 GT revealed
New Audi A1 Sportback offers up to 200 hp
Tags: , , ,