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Mitsubishi Motors



Mitsubishi Motors is part of a large multinational corporation involved in various industries worldwide including machinery, chemicals, metals, energy as well as aerospace development programs, aviation, ocean liners, data communications and computers to name a few.

With origins dating back to 1917, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has evolved through multiple partnerships and alliances with companies such as Chrysler and more recently DaimlerChrysler, Volvo, Hyundai, and Peugeot / Citroen.

Mitsubishi commenced its involvement in motorsport with small rear engine saloon vehicles before expanding into rally events and Group A touring car racing in the 1980’s with the turbocharged Mitsubishi Starion. Well known for its success on the World Rally Championship, the Lancer Evolution dominated proceedings with four World Championships on the trot from 1996 to 1999 in the hands of rally ace Tommi Mäkinen. More impressive though has been Mitsubishi’s brilliant dominance of the Dakar Rally winning the Endurance Rally an unprecedented seven times in a row between 2001 and 2007 with the Ralliart prepared Mitsubishi Pajero.

Much of the success Mitsubishi has achieved in motorsport can be attributed to its performance arm Ralliart, which developed components and prepared vehicles for Mitsubishi’s racing activities. The development of these components trickled down to road going models such as the Lancer Evolution range and the Pajero.