Back in August , we got a first look at Mitsubishi’s off-road racing version of the Lancer. Now Mitsubishi will be putting it to the test with a debut at Portugal’s Baja Portalegre beginning on October 30th and running through November 2nd.
Like the VW Touareg 2 off road racer we saw earlier this week, the Mitsu will use diesel power. The Racing Lancer is powered by a 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine that delivers a maximum power of more than 280hp. The car features a fully-integrated multi-tubular steel frame, lowered positioning of the fuel tank for a lower overall center of gravity, and Brembo brakes with 16-inch ventilated discs and six-piston calipers all around.
As much as you may want to bring this car to hunting camp this winter, don’t bother even trying to pick one up at your neighborhood Mitsubishi dealer.
Press release after the jump.