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Video: Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III setting Pikes Peak record

Mitsubishi has released footage of its record-breaking run at the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event which took place on June 29.

Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III at 2014 Pikes Peak

The team ran with the MiEV Evolution III fully electric race car, which received some updates from last year’s model including a power lift from 420kW to 450kW.

Other updates for the 2014 version include a redesigned tube chassis with a focus on reduced weight, new aero features for the body, and an updated Super All-Wheel Control system.

The racer was driven by Greg Tracy. He finished the climb in 9:08, beating the previous Electric Modified class record of 9:46.

The overall world record for the climb was achieved by Sebastien Loeb last year. Loeb ran up the famous mountain in the Peugeot 208 T16 in just 8:13.

Click play below to see how the Mitsubishi went.

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 CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.