Yeah, yeah. You can have your in-wheel electric motor thamofrazzes. We're not gonna take 'em from you. But somehow Mitsubishi's MIEV cars just don't pack the same mallet to the unmentionables that Tommy Ivo's quad-motored Buick station wagon did. One of the best things we've ever heard was at a Ron Covell metalworking seminar on tubing. Kent Fuller, who was Covell's mentor in the early days, when the master metalsmith was honing his trade building rail bodies, stood up and said, "I'm Kent Fuller, and I've thrown away more tubing in my life than you've bent."
Fuller built the chassis for Ivo's archrival car, the Ford Mustang Mach IV. We've decided that Mitsubishi needs to build a Tommy Evo drag car, with four MR 340 FQ mills (Did we get that right? Alphanumerics more complex than "ABC" confuse us) driving the four wheels. Preferably sucking nitro. With lots of zoomies. And an abbreviated Starion body.
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Mitsubishi's Latest MIEV: Concept-EV Urban Capsule [Internal]