We know that the i-MiEV powertrain from Mitsubishi is fully modular. The units can simply be stacked or added to a new drive axle for a precise doubling or tripling of the power. This knowledge comes from the MiEV Evolution III Pikes Peak racer, which juices up to an impressive 600-horsepower via AWD.
How would this huge dose of new speed fare on the $16k i-MiEV from Mitsu — the cheapest-ever electric car ever sold in the US?
It would easily overwhelm the 15-inch wheels and pizza-cutter tires as stock. So a giant rubber upgrade to 18-inches and double the cross-section width is step one.
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Step two: tinting all the glass
Step three: extend the bumper into a deeper front air-dam, widen the fenders and flare the side sills.
Step four: swap the halogen lights for pure-white HID bulbs, and dark-tint the amber front signals