Mitsubishi i-MiEv Goes Evo

Mitsubishi will enter the wild tube-frame, carbon-body AWD electric racecar you see here at this Year's Pikes Peak hillclimb. One electric motor drives the front wheels and two power the rear for a total output of 320 HP.

Other details remain scarce aside from Mitsubishi's insistence that this one-off, custom framed, custom bodied race car remains close to the production i-MiEv jellbean. The Evolution is fitted with a massive 35 kWh battery pack.

"Developed for the Pikes Peak event, the i-MiEV Evolution basically uses the same motor, drive battery and other major components as the production i-MiEV," states the company.

The production i-MiEv is powered by a single 66 HP electric motor driving the rear wheels and uses a 16 kWh battery. Mitsubishi actually plans to race one of those too.