Mitsubishi is showing that it still has a few drops of racing fuel in its tank –or so to speak, as it will supply the official safety vehicles, in addition to participating in this year’s 91st running of the famed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), which will be held on June 30.
An appropriately dressed and equipped version of the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander crossover will be the “Official Safety Vehicle” and it doesn't look half bad, to be honest, in this suit. The SUV will be accompanied by the brand's staple sports car Lancer Evolution X as a supplemental safety vehicle (you know, if Outlander fails for any reason…).
According to Mitsubishi, both safety cars were built specifically for the race in collaboration with several partners such as AEM, BBS USA, Cobb Tuning, DC Sports, Kenwood USA Corporation, and Muellerized Suspension Tuning.
Mitsubishi will also be present in the climb with the electric-powered prototype racing car MiEV Evolution II, which will be driven by two-time Dakar Rally winner Hiroshi Masuoka and six-time Pikes Peak overall motorcycle champion and 2002 SCORE International off-road series champion, Greg Tracy.