There will be a different type of buzz coming off the roads of Pikes Peak this year. The Diamond Star dudes will be fielding two entries in the electric car class at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb: a standard-body i-MiEV and this buzz bomb, the I-MiEV Evolution.
Both cars will share a similar driveline, but the Evo will employ one motor for the front wheels and two motors in the rear, each driving a rear wheel for true all-wheel-drive grip. The Evo also sports a tube-chassis, carbon-fiber body parts, and race-spec suspension components. We are looking for an electrifying performance from the car and its pilot, two-time Dakar winner (2002, 2003) Hiroshi Masuoka.