Detroit Auto Show: Mitsubishi Concept RA |

There’s only one word to describe this car…WOW! Today, at Detroit, Mitsubishi introduced the Mitsubishi Concept RA, which has an outstanding design. The concept is built using lightweight materials and it features a new body structure “that utilizes an aluminum space frame made from extruded aluminum sections and die-cast aluminum components, as well as the hood, fenders and other outer panels molded from impact-resistant and easily recyclable plastic resin”.

The Mitsubishi Concept RA is powered by a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve turbo diesel engine which develops 201 hp (150 kW) and 310 lb-ft of torque. The engine features a MIVEC valvetrain with continuously variable valve timing control as well as low and high speed camshaft profiles and it’s also equipped with piezoelectric injector common-rail direct fuel injection that allows a lower compression ratio and a VD (Variable Diffuser)/VG (Variable Geometry) turbocharger.

The engine is mated with a Twin Clutch-SST gearbox and the concept also features Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system that is comprised of Active Center Differential, Active Yaw Control, Sport ABS and Active Stability Control component systems, technologies which are currently used on the recent Lancer Evolution X.

See more photos of this superb concept after the jump.

Full Photo Gallery: Mitsubishi Concept RA

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