Mitsubishi Outlander and Evo X Pikes Peak safety cars revealed

To assist with safety during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Mitsubishi has provided two specially prepared and slightly modified safety vehicles for the event, including a Lancer Evolution X and a Outlander SUV.

Mitsubishi Outlander and Evolution X Pikes Peak safety car

The Pikes Peak ‘Race to the Clouds’ is a major event on the international motorsport calendar, with various very serious cars and big-name drivers, and manufacturers, taking part in the action.

Official specifications haven’t been announced for these two emergency vehicles, however, they were made with help from companies such as BBS, AEM, Cobb Tuning, Muellerized Suspension Tuning, Kenwood, and DC Shoes. They come with LED fog lights, BBS alloy wheels, and a unique livery.

Mitsubishi Outlander Pikes Peak safety car

The vehicles certainly look the part, and both feature all-wheel drive to ensure maximum traction, ready for any circumstances that might be thrown their way.

Mitsubishi will also be competing at the event this year with a bespoke i-MiEV Evolution II racing vehicle. It’s powered by an electric motor system providing all four wheels with a combined output of 400kW. It will be going for the electric vehicle climb record.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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