The Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution has been recently crashed during practice at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, ending up in a ditch several feet of the road.
The Japanese based automaker Mitsubishi had high hopes of the i-MiEV Evolution for this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb but unfortunately the race car has been crashed after overshooting one of the many hairpins of the course, ending up in a ditch. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV looks pretty damaged and we don’t know for the moment whether the crash took place because of a mechanical problem or simply a driving error. Hiroshi Masuoka, MMC’s test drivers and two-time Dakar Rally winner, was unhurt in the crash.
Mitsubishi is currently unsure whether or not the i-MiEV Evolution can be repaired in time for this weekend’s race but we sure hope they will be able to bring it on the mountain on Sunday. The i-MiEV Evolution is powered by three electric motors, one in the front and two in the rear, which are producing a total output of 322 HP. Power is being sent to an AWD system. The Pikes Peak race is a challenging 12.4 mile hill climb which starts at 9,390 feet and ends at 14,110 feet, with 156 corners. The race was first held in the Colorado mountains in 1916.