Wallpaper Wednesday: Rally-Ready Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
OCT 8 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY
Wallpaper Wednesday is back!!!
Here we present the rally-ready Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV tackling some of Asia’s toughest terrain.
This race-prepped plug-in Outlander features the following modifications:
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV rally car used the competition-modified suspension from last year’s race car as well as raised ground clearance with the drive battery placed higher for improved off-road performance. The car’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) integrated vehicle dynamics control system was tuned for competition use to provide better traction. Other modifications included the fitting of a roll cage and underbody skid plate, the use of lighter engine hood, rear gate and interior parts, and additional sealing and a snorkel for water crossings. Apart from these changes, the car competed using the almost the same Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrain and mechanical parts as the standard production model.