While last year Nissan chose to simply lighten the Leaf -to compete with a model as close to the production version as possible- Mitsubishi is taking a different approach that will certainly put this i-MiEV prototype under the spotlight!
According to the first sketches, the electric city-car transforms in a bodybuilded open-wheeler, straight out of a science fiction movie!
Despite its hyper-athletic look, it will be based on the same powertrain and components as the standard model and will serve as a laboratory for testing components and reliability.
Behind the steering wheel, Hiroshi Masuoka that participated in no less than 21 Dakar, with consecutive victories in 2002 and 2003.
No indication on the Pikes Peak i-MiEV specs has been released yet.
The departure of the 2012 Pikes Peak is on July 8!