Carisma’s latest release is a late 80’s Japanese classic: the Mitsubishi Pajero. This iconic 4×4 finished the 1984 Paris–Dakar as the third ranked winner covering more than 11,000 km and began the Pajero’s Dakar Rally legacy.
Mitsubishi competed primarily in the Modified Production Class (T2) category, and contrary to popular belief, T2 vehicles are almost identical to those sold to the public. Between 1984 and 2007 Mitsubishi dominated the Dakar, with multiple first, second and third place podium finishes. Over the years Mitsubishi have earned the title of ‘Most Dakar Rally Wins by A Manufacturer’ from Guinness.
Ivan Carisma, Creative director of the project, declared: “Modern, sophisticated 4×4 vehicle’s are all well and good, but the history of this genre offers some real gems, that truly inspire the imagination…”
The 2.1 Spec chassis offers a Gen 2 layout, with the CMS Mount offering a forward weight bias.
The new ATT (Anti Torque Twist Transmission) ensures the front and rear centre driveline spin in opposite directions and flipping the rear diff. This creates a counter rotational force in the central driveline that significantly reduces torque twist, and enhances the available traction where at the wheels.
Add to that the fully Licensed 80’s Mitsubishi body including injection moulded details and LED ready light buckets, 2.4GHz FHSS 2-Channel Radio Gear, a 9kg Metal Geared Steering Servo, a 1400mah NiMH Battery and safe USB Charger and you soon see it’s a complete RTR rig ready to hit the trails.