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.
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