Mitsubishi unveils amazing concept that will never see the light of day
But amidst the hype around the new plug-in hybrid 4x4, the Japanese marque has also unveiled a much sportier eco-vehicle that will only ever exist in a virtual world.
Dubbed the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Gran Turismo (phew!), this four-wheel drive speed machine is loosely based on a similar concept that was shown at the 2013 Tokyo motor show but features updated styling and a number of performance tweaks.
The vehicle will be available to test drive in the virtual world of Gran Turismo 6 and it will be powered by a tuned Plug-In Hybrid EV system that will turn all four wheels via an eight-speed dual clutch transmission.
Mitsubishi has employed some of its previous rallying experience by adding an advanced S-AWC all-wheel-drive vehicle dynamics control system that is designed to distribute optimum output through each tyre.
A lightweight carbonfibre shell and abundance of aerodynamic bodywork will ensure impressive in-game performance and handling. It's just a shame we'll probably never see one on a road any time soon.
Gran Turismo 6 owners will be able to download the car for free by completing a lap of the new Seasonal Event or it can be purchased in the game's 'Cars' section.