The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery

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  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
    Not just a modified SUV
    The Pajero Evolution was a homologation special
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
    It shared a lot with the actual Dakar Raider
    Essentially, a road-legal Dakar racer
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
    A short production run
    It was produced from 1997 to 1999
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
    More common than you think
    2,500 units were made in total
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
    Your typical 1990s Japanese car interior
    The Pajero Evolution interior was almost identical to the standard Pajero
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
    Great racing herritage
    Between 1985 and 2007 the Pajero won every single Dakar Rally
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
    Bespoke body kit
    The Pajero Evolution featured flared fenders with extra air outlets
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    Cooling is crucial in Rally Dakar
    The front fascia and hood provided better cooling
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
    It's a street-legal SUV you can take anywhere
    Reinforced frame, long travel suspension allow it to withstand plenty of punishment
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
    Front and rear Torsen limited-slip differentials
    A central locking diff can switch from RWD to 4WD
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
    Fin-like dual rear spoilers
    Although removable, they gave the SUV a distinctive look
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
    More affordable than you may think
    $15,812 current average price
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
    Decent performance even by today's standards
    0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h)
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution doesn't get enough credit - gallery
    The 6G74 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a five-speed automatic
    276 horsepwoer at 6,500 RPM and 256 pound-feet (347 Nm)
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    Recaro sport seats
    The only difference from the standard interior
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