Mitsubishi eyes 1st place in Pikes Peak hill climb
|   Wednesday, May 22, 2013
There has been a great deal of competition in the Electric car segment. All the producers are trying to make an impact with their best. Mitsubishi on the other hand has been trying to design the world's best electric powered car. They are eyeing a 1st place finish this year at the Pikes Peak hill climb. This is one of the major competitions across the globe.

Last year they competed in the race and ended in second place among the electric cars with a timing of 10 minutes and 31 seconds.
Overall there were 170 participants and they finished 8th overall. They were satisfied with the results as they were able to beat many petrol variants that entered the competition. This year they want to make sure that they improve on last year's record and can finish 1st among the electric variants taking part in the event.

This will not be an easy task given the circumstances of the race. This is considered as a climb to the clouds. Last year the car that participated had three electric motors. One of them provided power to the front axle where as the other two motor powered the rear wheels. The car accumulated a total power of 321 BHP.

This year the producers have decided to give the car more power. This is the 1st four wheel drive car of the company. The car has a lot more power in the form of 536 BHP. The company is sure that they will achieve their goal this year. There has been a lot of work done to the engineering of the car. There has been a reduction in weight and better aerodynamics enable the car to reach better speeds.

The company claims that the car can reach 0 to 60 miles in 3.2 seconds. This is the 91st time that the event will take place. The event has a record of 9minutes and 46 seconds. Mitsubishi will look to beat that record. The climb will be a 12. 42 miles that includes about 156 turns and bends. The head of the team last year said that they were satisfied with the results last year.

This year the team leader and the driver will be looking forward to a better finish and a better timing. They have done a lot of work to make this dream come true. The 91st edition of the event will see a lot more competition from other companies as well. The task will be difficult but the company backs up their decision to present their car and finish on top in the event.

The toughest competition to the company is likely to come from rivals Honda who will be entering the competition with their new Honda Fit EV and from the Peugeot 208 T16. Peugeot will be entering the competition for the 1st time ever since the evolution of the company in 1989.
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