Mitsubishi has unveiled the i-MiEV Evolution, ahead of its racing debut at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Mitsubishi has unveiled the i-MiEV Evolution, ahead of its racing debut at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Based on the production model, the race car features a tube-frame chassis, an aerodynamic body kit and a prominent rear spoiler. It will be driven by Hiroshi Masuoka, who has previously won the Dakar Rally.

Motivation comes from a 35 kWh battery which powers three electric motors (one front, two rear) that give the model an all-wheel drive system and a combined output of 326 PS (240 kW / 322 hp).

Mitsubishi will also enter an i-MiEV that has been outfitted with a revised front bumper and a roll cage. It will be driven by Beccy Gordon, who is an American off-road racer.

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