We might have bid goodbye to the Mitsubishi Evolution family line, but they are still far off from being obsolete. Assuming the responsibility as the safety cars on the upcoming 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb happening this June 30th is the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X and their all-new Outlander crossover.
Dressed in the proper livery for the job, Mitsubishi has specifically built the cars in collaboration with several partners such as AEM, BBS USA, Cobb Tuning, DC Sports, Kenwood USA Corporation and Muellerized Suspension Tuning in undertaking this important role. But these “Official Safety Vehicle” are not the only ones from the Japanese automaker in the field as the electrifying i-MiEV Evolution II will also be there for the Race into the Clouds.
After grabbing the second place in the Electric Vehicle (EV) class last year, the lightweight 321-horsepower i-MiEV Evolution managed to clock 10 minutes 31 seconds going uphill. But it seems like they are aiming for the top this year as it now has 536-horsepower in its disposal and a selection of aerodynamic improvements for added downforce.
Will it be able to outrun Toyota’s EV P002 or even better, Peugeot’s extreme 208 T16? We will be bringing more updates on the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, so please stay tuned!