The Pajero Evolution, known as PajEvo, was introduced in 1997 and built until 1999 as a special edition performance SUV. Mitsubishi had to produce something in order to meet new regulations for the Paris-Dakar rally of the time, which meant entrants had to base their vehicles on a production model.
Around 2500 were made, based on the short wheelbase, three-door Pajero. It features a more muscular body with pumped wheel arches, a bulging bonnet with special vents, driving lights, and plenty of under-body protection compared with the regular Pajero. There’s also a crazy Sonic the Hedgehog-style rear wing apparatus to help guide dust when you’re flying along the desert.
Under the bonnet sits a 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V6 engine producing 206kW and 348Nm, hooked up to either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Obviously it’s four-wheel drive, with a locking centre diff and limited-slip diffs front and rear to help make it unstoppable on the rough stuff.
And unstoppable it was. It won not only the T2 production-based class in 1997 and 1998, it also got close to the higher T3 class entrants. Some of its outstanding off-road performance is thanks to a completely overhauled suspension setup with travel extended to 240mm at the front and 270mm at the rear.
When it comes to ultra-cool cars from the ‘80s and ‘90s, the Pajero Evo is regarded as one of the all-time greats. These things are so renowned for their performance that they are still used in off-road motorsport today. The fact that Mitsubishi made these road legal is unbelievable and we doubt many mainstream carmakers out there today would dare build such a bespoke and focused vehicle.
This example up for sale has just 86,849km’s on the clock and is in very good condition. It still has the factory Recaro bucket seats and the 3.5 V6 engine, with the five-speed Auto.
Here is a link on these cars and is interesting reading:
Were located only 25 minutes from Adelaide CBD within the leafy inner suburbs of the Adelaide hills.
Serviced with premium fluids and filters.
Full detail was carried out on this vehicle inclusive of hand polish, engine detail and seat steam clean.
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All inspections welcome, priced to sell.
Based on the fantastic condition of this vehicle it is eligible for our extension of manufactures warranty, National warranty & 24/7 Road side Assistance. Additional warranty available up to 5 years.
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