Mitsubishi R5 Rally Car is One Mean Mirage

Mitsubishi R5 Rally Car is One Mean Mirage

The Mitsubishi Mirage might be the last vehicle you think of when it comes to race cars.

The Japanese automaker has unveiled the Mitsubishi R5, a rally car based on the Mirage and  “designed to take on the worlds’ (sic) best.” Developed by Mpart/Ralliart Sweden, the R5 is powered by a 1,600-cc variant of the powerplant found in the Mitsubishi Evolution X and has approximately 280 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The powerplant is mated to a Sadev five-speed sequential transmission and the race car naturally four-wheel drive.

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Built to FIA R5 class specification, the Mitsubishi R5 will compete in WRC 2 next season with testing starting next month.

GALLERY: Mitsubishi R5 Rally Car

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