Mitsubishi Motors UK is the latest manufacturer to sign up to the electric car challenge that is taking place on the 3rd and 4th June at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, not only entering a car in the timed runs but also supporting the event by supplying an Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid each for the Clerk and the Doctor.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will attempt to set a competitive time in the plug-in hybrid class. The Outlander is the UK’s leading selling plug-in hybrid capable of delivering 166mpg on the official combined fuel economy cycle and has an electric range of up to 33 miles and a combined electric and petrol range of up to 542 miles – it should also prove competitive on the famous Shelsley Walsh hill climb with a combined engine output of 203hp and responsive handling thanks to it’s under-floor battery pack which proves a low centre of gravity and improved weight distribution.
Professional driver Simon Clark will be setting times on behalf of Mitsubishi Motors UK as it embraces the competitive spirit of the event.
Mark Constanduros, Commercial Manager for Shelsley Walsh commented
“We are so pleased to have Mitsubishi on board with an entry but also supporting the event with official vehicles. I have seen the support they have given other events in the past and I am delighted they have got behind British Racing Green.
As we are saying to everyone, this aspect of the event is new for us and one we would like to build on over the next few years, giving the manufacturers a home to promote their products in a live environment in front of potential customers.
We hope that other manufacturers will see what they are missing out on, as we have received great feedback on this idea and hope that next year more of them will participate and help to create some new history at this historical venue.”
Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb is the oldest motor sport venue in the world still in continuous use. It was first used in 1905 and still uses its original layout, although there are a few close rivals. Our first speed event was held in 1901 on the edge of the rolling hills of the Cotswolds at Sun Rising Hill.