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With a second-place finish already in the books from 2012, there's only one thing on the minds of Mitsubishi drivers Hiroshi Masuoka and Greg Tracy: winning. As the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, there's no doubt the Japanese manufacturer is hoping for a good showing this year, and the video you'll see below explains how Mitsubishi changed things this year to help ensure a win... basically, more power and more downforce.

Winning in 2013 certainly won't be easy. With competitors that include Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima and Rod Millen, who's driving for Toyota, winners in 2012 in the Electric class. Our own Jonathon Ramsey sat down and spoke with the boys from Mitsubishi, and found that, if not for the over-the-top presence from Peugeot, the the all-electric MiEV Evolution II (which may be a sort of test-bed for potential Lancer Evolution-of-the-future components) may even be capable of challenging for the overall victory.

Their target: nine minutes and thirty seconds. We'll see how close they get later this afternoon. Scroll down below to watch the video.


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      Nick Allain
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great, Now hurry up and make some street cars.
      DRAGON
      • 1 Year Ago
      Electric racecars? No puh-lease!
        PhillipW
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DRAGON
        Because the sound an internal combustion engine makes helps the cars go faster, right? ;-) The replacement for displacement is the electric motor.
        Awhattup
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DRAGON
        It's not easy for some people to accept new things. It's okay!!!
        DRAGON
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DRAGON
        Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. Electric motors for mainstream cars: why not, but for racecars, no thanks.
        jzimmy3
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DRAGON
        It's long been a saying that technology tested and proven on the track makes it's way to the street. I see no reason why this would be any different.
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope to all high heaven that annoying police siren isn't the mandated sound for electric cars.
      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      Congrats to Loeb and Peugeot for 8:13!