Mitsubishi is practically synonymous with rallying. The Japanese automaker has a long heritage in WRC after it dominated rally races with the Lancer Evolution and the Galant VR4 during its heyday. Today, both models have long been discontinued, and Mitsubishi now focuses on building crossovers instead. However, that doesn't mean the rallying has stopped. Just check out the Xpander AP4 rally car built by Mitsubishi Motors Indonesia and Ralliart New Zealand.
Over in Europe, one outfitter has chosen the 2021 Mirage as the basis of its new rally car. The best part is, the body kit will soon be available for sale.
Built by Dytko Sport, the Poland-based racecar builder has released photos of its upcoming rally car based on the Mirage hatchback. For those wondering why the front end looks different from the current Mirage sold in the Philippines, that's because it's based on the facelifted model. The kit enhances the Mirage's new look that now features Mitsubishi's signature Dynamic Shield design. Large fender flares, a big wing, and large vents complete the rally conversion.
Despite the aggressive look, Dytko Sport did not disclose what changes were made to the powertrain. Considering the company builds rally-ready vehicles, it is likely this Mirage has the power and equipment to match the new look. Just take a peep at the roll cage. You can already tell it's a serious car. The mirrors have also been moved back since driver seating has been adjusted for better weight distribution.
Keen-eyed readers may notice that the vents on the bumpers are still closed-off. As Dytko Sport says, the kit is still a prototype for now. Fortunately, those interested won't have to wait too long. In a few weeks, the kit will officially go on sale. Don't own the new Mirage? No need to worry. The outfitter says the kit will also fit the earlier version of the Mirage provided owners replace the hood and headlights with the new units.
There's no word on price just yet, but if you're interested, you may contact Dytko Sport directly. So, any Mirage owners locally want to turn their hatchback into a full rally car?