Show star launches Mitsubishi Special Vehicle Projects
Mitsubishi Motors is showcasing the one-off Mitsubishi L200 built in conjunction with Top Gear magazine at the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Show, held at the NEC, Birmingham from April 25 - 27.
Developed in secret by the world’s biggest-selling enthusiast magazine and codenamed “Project Swarm”, this unique Mitsubishi L200 will take centre stage on the brand’s eye-catching stand (Hall 4, stand 4G90). It’s a stunning example of what can be achieved through the new Mitsubishi Special Vehicle Projects (SVP) division and now available to customers of Wilmoth Mitsubishi.
Fully exploring the potential of the Mitsubishi L200, “Project Swarm” is built in the style of a “Pre-Runner” off-road vehicle – specially modified production vehicles that are beefed-up to pre-run stages of off-road desert races.
Tom Ford, Associate Editor for Top Gear magazine, recently named as one of Top Gear America’s hosts, joined forces with renowned engineer Ralph Hosier of RH Engineering, best known for his work on National Geographic Channel show Supercar Megabuild, to transform his standard Mitsubishi L200 long-term test vehicle into one of the wildest Mitsubishi vehicles on the road.
While it still has the interior comfort of a production L200, enhanced by a set of bespoke Cobra racing seats, the Desert Warrior has been made even more capable thanks to a range of additions, including an external roll cage, heavily modified suspension, oversized wheels with self-inflating tyres, long range LED lights and some extra kit needed to negotiate some of the world’s harshest terrain.
Top Gear is planning to use the Mitsubishi L200 Desert Warrior for a very special upcoming challenge which will feature in the magazine, and online, and detail many of the trucks additional features.
The Mitsubishi L200 is one of the most durable pick-up trucks available, but the Desert Warrior takes its toughness to a whole new level. In fact, its purposefulness and ruggedness has provided the inspiration for the Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP, the first limited edition model to be created by the new SVP (Special Vehicle Projects) programme.
Full details of the Mitsubishi L200 Desert Warrior build can be found on the Top Gear website: https://www.Top Gear.com/car-news/big-reads/meet-project-swarm-tgs-mini-mitsubishi-monster-truck
Find out more about what an L200 from SVP can do for you by contacting the Wilmoth Mitsubishi team on 01962 840888.