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Mitsubishi to fight for victory at Pikes Peak

Mitsubishi to fight for victory at Pikes Peak

The Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi will fight this week, for the third consecutive year, for the victory in the climb to Pikes Peak, in Colorado (United States), for which it will put two MiEV Evolution IIIs of electric propulsion into play this week.
INTERThe all-electric racing MiEV Evolution III combines the best of Mitsubishi Motors Company electric vehicles and the all-wheel drive system in which the brand is a specialist.
Mitsubishi has already competed twice in the Electric Division category in 2012 and 2013 and now with the MiEV Evolution III it hopes to get its first victory, this time in the Electric Modified Division category.
The MiEV Evolution III is an improved and evolved version of last year’s racing car, the MiEV Evolution II. Its main characteristics are a high-performance battery and 4WD electric power, four evolved electric motors that are propelled from 400 kW (544 hp) to 450 kW (612 hp), light weight thanks to the use of specific materials and tires measuring 260 / 650-18 to 330 / 680-18.
To improve downforce, the carbon hood and spoiler have been redesigned in the wind tunnel and traction control has also been improved to reduce wheel slip when they are at the limit of grip.
The competition team will have the same drivers as last year, so that the first MiEV Evolution III will be driven by two-time Dakar Rally champion Hiroshi Masuoka, who drove the MiEV Evolution II and placed second in the Electric Division of the last year. He also acts as captain of the team.
The second MiEV Evolution III will be piloted by six-time Pikes Peak motorcycling champion Greg Tracy, who last year led the MiEV Evolution II to third place in the Electric Division, marking the first time he had challenged the four-wheel race. . EFE

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