For the upcoming Pikes Peak competition Japanese auto manufacturer has developed and constructed a new version of its electric racing car. The model is named MiEV Evolution II and it is by 200 hp more powerful than its predecessor.
The new model is moved by four electric engines, each one for each wheel. The overall capacity of all four engines is 543 hp that are controlled by a modern all-wheel drive Mitsubishi system called S-AWC. Apart from that, MiEV Evolution II is equipped with a tubular carcass. During the development of the concept’s body engineers used carbon fiber. The interesting part is that this electric car got the Active Yaw Control system that imitates the work of the rear differential lock.
The Japanese manufacturer will present two versions of the updated racing car. The first copy will be driven by the six-time Pikes Peak champion in the motorcycle class, Greg Tracy. The second vehicle will go to a two-time \"Dakar\" winner, Hiroshi Masuoka. By the way, Masuoka controlled the MiEV Evolution car during the ascent at Pikes Peak in 2012 and managed to take a second place in his class.
As we reported earlier, Toyota Company has also produced an electric car for Pikes Peak. The Company has improved the EV P002 model that won the last year’s race. The power of its electric motors was increased to 544 hp and 1200 Nm. The results of the companies and racer’s work will be seen on 30 of June when the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will officially start.
The famous in the entire world Pikes Peak race has 156 turns with no guardrails on its way and the track lasts for almost 12.4 miles (20 km). Now imagine riding a sports bike or car on this terrain, scary, right? Not that you will be admitted to such racing without a proper training, but even the most experienced and trained pilots sometimes have trouble with their vehicles. Let’s hope nobody loses the control of their electric sports car or motorcycles and finishes with the best possible result in its class.