Mitsubishi says its Advanced Vehicle Research and Development Group designed the concept using the same process it would normally follow to develop a genuine racing car.
Power from the virtual plug-in hybrid unit is transmitted to all four wheels through an eight-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, via Mitsubishi’s Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) vehicle dynamics control system to optimise grip.
Mitsubishi says the front grille is a preview of how its ‘next-generation’ models may look, inspired by the appearance of an athlete crouching at the start-line.
The body is made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic to keep weight down, while the concept also features a rear wing, front and rear diffusers and 20-inch wheels.
Be sure to watch the video (top of page), as the Mitsubishi XR-PHEV makes a virtual visit to our own Mount Panorama, Bathurst.