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Mitsubishi Pajero Evo

The Dakar's most succesful entry, and a homologation hidden gem.
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Shane_evo2rs
Shane_evo2rs

No turbo, the engine is naturally aspirated, but the MIVEC system dose give a low boost turbo feel, nice video, and I drive one every day 🙂 … no good on fuel but that’s ok, it makes cool sounds, the Auto 5 speed was a very advanced transmission for the time(1997) and the ability to shift it manually is very good and very sharp, all 2500 units were built in 1997 according to Mitsubishi, this would have been done to meet the time frame for FIA homologation

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lakggk
lakggk

Just got my Foundation member kit. Fantastic stuff! Put my badge on grill of my Challenger looks great.

ismailtamraz
ismailtamraz

Great car with great history. However the location chosen is not the greatest. A car that killed its competitors in every Dakar entered should be showcased in a more challenging terrain

Shane_evo2rs
Shane_evo2rs

Indeed, I think a revisit of the pajero evolution would be good

Paul Bilek
Paul Bilek

Very cool to see a review on quite honestly, a car I had never heard much about until now.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Back in day I borrowed a standard SWB 3,5 litre Shogun (as they were badged in the U.K. ) I just remember it felt like it had too much power for the chassis, and when in 2WD it would easily spin its back wheels. Always thought the EVO version looked cool and would like to try one one day. Definitely the most collectible 90’s SUV IMHO.

Leighton Howarth-O’Connor
Leighton Howarth-O’Connor

Great video. It’s nice to finally see an in depth look at one of these. I’m interested in the turbo comment though as I always thought they were a naturally aspirated 3.5 v6 mivec. Does anyone know how many were produced?

Brendan Rice
Brendan Rice

Leighton you are correct, they were all powered by a 3,5 mivec motor unique to the evo. When the mivec kicks in around 5300rpm it does have a bit of a turbo effect with the bonnet raising and revs suddenly climbing. Only 2500 were made in Red, White and Silver. Most were auto.

Dennis White
Dennis White

Love Sam’s passion! Feel like I should have a cigarette after one of his videos!!