Mitsubishi R5 Rally Car is One Mean Mirage

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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