Mitsubishi i-MiEV Pikes Peak race car to compete in summer 2012

What’s this funky little thing you ask – Meet Mitsubishi Pikes Peak climb car that will hit the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this summer.

The model is based the production version of the i-MiEV electric car and will be driven by veteran driver Hiroshi Masuoka, a two-time winner of the Dakar Rally.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV Pikes Peak Race Car is definitely different from the awkward looking road-version of the EV – as you can see it has a closed-cockpt and is a single-seater to run up to the peak as fast as possible. However, the Japanese automaker says that the racer will use the same drive components as the production i-MiEV.

– By: Omar Rana