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The company responsible for handling rally and off-road tuning for Mitsubishi will be shutting its doors.  Japanese tuner Ralliart will be closing up shop on April 1 after 27 years in business.

In an open letter to his customers, Ralliart president Masao Taguchi said his firm is another victim of the economic downturn.  The company will cancel their technical support plan and will no longer advise motorsport customers.  The Mitsubishi/Ralliart Driver of the Year award has also been cancelled.

Only production of FIA VO Ralliart items will remain, but that will now be taken care of by Mitsubishi.  Their catalogue of aftermarket tuning parts for normal customers has apparently been axed.

"We would like to express our sincere apology to all of customers," Taguchi said.

Gallery: Mitsubishi In-House Tuner Ralliart Closes its Doors

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