2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Pikes Peak Results
August 14, 2012
Remember when I told you that Mitsubishi was running two types of i MiEV in the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and you all LOL'd.
Well, the Mitsubishi i MiEV Evolution finished in 2nd place in the electric category. The course was 12.42 miles long with 156 corners. Driver Hiroshi Masuoka finished with a lap time of 10 minutes, 30.850 seconds which put him 8th overall out of the 170 vehicles participating.
The regular production i MiEV finished 6th in the electric vehicle category as driven by off-road racer Beccy Gordon. Here's what she had to say:
"The Mitsubishi i MiEV was awesome. It produced a lot more power especially torque than I had expected. The handling was also very good because so much of the car's weight the electric motor and lithium-ion batteries sit so low in the chassis. This allowed me to carry much more speed into the corners than I expected, and the torque from the electric motor helps to propel the car out of the corners. The car is really peppy. Considering my car was 100% stock, I can definitely see all-electric cars succeeding in motorsports."
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor