Mitsubishi L200 Series 6 goes racing

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Published on April 15, 2019 - Duration: 00:17s

Mitsubishi L200 Series 6 goes racing

The new Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck has taken to the track in the 2019 ECB ‘SuperUtes’ Series, an Australian racing series where modified production pickup trucks, or ‘Utes as they’re known locally, compete against each other wheel to wheel over eight weekends in a total of 24 races.

Racing under its Australian name Triton, and backed by Mitsubishi Motors Australia, Team Triton Racing has three new Series 6 L200 pickup trucks entered into the 2019 season, driven by Australians Elliot Barbour, Cameron Crick and Craig Dontas.

Fellow Australian and double Dakar rally champion Toby Price will also drive for the team in select rounds of the championship.

Based on standard Mitsubishi L200 production vehicles, the SuperUte versions are powered by a tuned version of the stock 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine, which retains its aluminium engine block and pistons but gains modifications such as uprated camshafts, a modified oil sump, larger injectors and larger fuel rails.

The engine also receives a larger GTurbo high-flow turbocharger, a larger intercooler, an upgraded radiator for additional cooling and a Motec engine management system.

A bespoke Torqit three-inch exhaust system is fitted from the turbo backwards, while the manifold is retained from the standard L200.

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