Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) aims to show the possibilities in all-electric racecars featuring advanced electric vehicle and four-wheel drive control technologies through competing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC).
The MiEV Evolution III racecar leaves last year’s MiEV Evolution II far behind with its high-capacity battery, high-output electric motor and electric powered 4WD consisting of four electric motors. Together, these advances deliver better motive and cornering performance. Improvements include enhanced motor response, a lighter pipe-frame chassis, higher 450 kW motor output (previously 400 kW), tires uprated from 260/650-18 to 330/680-18 to transmit as much all power as possible to the road surface, and a new carbon cowl design that combines with wind-tunnel optimization of the spoiler and other details to boost downforce. MMC also enhanced the S-AWC integrated vehicle dynamics control system for heightened traction control and more confident road handling.
Source: Mitsubishi Press Release