By Huw Evans
Enrolling two all-electric iMiEVs for this year’s Pikes Peak, Mitsubishi Motors North America is aiming to make history by fielding its first full EV assault with a purpose-built Evolution racer and a production spec version at this legendary event.
The Evolution racer features a unique tubular space frame chassis, and specifically designed carbon fiber bodywork, as well as an advanced version of the firm’s All-Wheel-Control system. It utilizes iMiEV production spec electric motors and lithium ion battery pack. The Evolution racer will be piloted by veteran rally driver Hirosi Masuoka, winner of the 2002-03 Dakar as well as the Italian Baja and UAE events.