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Mitsubishi’s Electric Racecar Wins at Pikes Peak

Mitsubishi's electric racecar was no match for the competition at Pikes Peak.

Mitsubishi’s electric racecar was no match for the competition at Pikes Peak.

Mitsubishi’s new electric racecar, the MiEV Evolution III got a win at the premiere motorsports race at Pikes Peak. Not only did the electric vehicle win in its class, it set the only record at this year’s Pikes Peak event, with the best performance in the electric modified class.

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is held annually in Colorado and is the premier event in motorsports. This year, Mitsubishi entered with a newly developed electric racecar and pulled out the win and a new world record.

The new car was developed with Exa Japan’s Exa PowerFLOW. This technology created new aerodynamics for the racecar. Engineers tested PowerFLOW in wind tunnels and simulations and confirmed that this was technology with maximized design parameters.

And all of the research paid off when the the MiEV Evolution III won. It achieved superior downforce in its race to help complete the win.

We here at Randall Mitsubishi are very proud of the new car for pulling out the win, and we’re excited to see where the racing technology will take Mitsubishi cars.