Gas-guzzling Dodge Hellcat and Lancer EVO are on the way out [video]
Mitsubishi is showing the world the future of performance cars and it’s here now at the Paris Motor Show 2014. They brought the hot new Outlander PHEV Concept-S, a concept car based on Outlander PHEV, and it’s one of the hottest attractions at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. But Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) also brought what could be the next-generation Lancer Evolution to the show called Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV.
Get ready performance enthusiasts, this is going to be the future of performance cars. There are many old-school performance fans who think the dinosaur-burners like the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat are the future of high-performance. But these cars are dinosaurs and won’t be around but a few more years. The future of performance is the new PHEV technology that MMC is showing through its already-proven race technology.
On display in Paris now
The technology is here today and Mitsubishi brings it to Paris to show to the world. The new Outlander PHEV Concept-S brings a "Sporty and Sophisticated" design theme that conveys the next-generation SUV driving dynamics provided by the powerful and sporty, “yet quiet and advanced” performance of its Plug-in Hybrid EV System with Twin Motor 4WD. It’s already been tested at Pikes Peak with MiEV Evolution III and the grueling Asian Rally with the Outlander PHEV.
The new eco-performance technology is here
The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV brings a new athletic body with dynamic front-to-side character lines that makes it an athletic SUV. It features the MMC’s newly developed FF-type Plug-in Hybrid EV System and more advanced active safety technology. It’s made possible by Connected Car technology that will deliver agility, safety and eco performance. This is being developed for a new generation who will be ready to accept this new high-performance technology.
Gas-guzzling Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is on its way out
The new Concept XR-PHEV could very well be a forerunner to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution successor. The gas-guzzling Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is creating excitement with an older generation of Muscle Car fans who are stuck in the past. But there is a new day dawning for a younger generation of performance fans who will accept this new eco-performance technology that’s even more exciting. A new generation is being awakened to what performance cars will look like very soon.
Mitsubishi is ahead of the performance curve and Detroit would be wise to see what the future of high-performance is all about. We are likely seeing the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution successor in Paris now. Stay tuned to Torque News for the latest Lancer Evolution successor news.
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