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Transformed Mitsubishi Mirage Sings a Different Song

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2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

When you think about the Mitsubishi Mirage, you may think of a small, inexpensive car that gets you around the city efficiently in style.

Racing is probably the last thing on your mind, but that is what Hillclimb racecar driver Stefan Wiedenhofer is thinking with the evolution of the Gabat tuned, all-wheel-drive Mitsubishi Mirage R5.

Related: About the Mitsubishi Mirage

It runs on a stroked 2.2-liter 4G63 engine that cranks out a whopping 750 horsepower. The engine roar tells the story.

You can watch the video below via HillClimb Monsters.

Dytko Sport from Poland created this Hillclimb speedster.

Thanks to this bold aerodynamic package, we find ourselves saying something that we never thought we would hear. The Mitsubishi Mirage is actually a competitor in any Austrian Hillclimb Championship Round.

Maybe it will star in a future Fast and Furious movie.

Back to reality

Sadly this model is far from what we have on the market. The regular Mitsubishi Mirage operates on a 1.2-liter engine that spits out 78 horsepower.

Yes, it may win the fuel efficiency race with 36 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway and 35 mpg in the city 41 mpg on the highway with its sedan version, but trying to put it up against fast cars is laughable.

Closer Look: At the Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Perhaps one day Mitsubishi may equip its subcompact car a stronger engine. But for now, it’s merely an illusionary dream in the middle of a dry, sandy desert.