Mitsubishi Evo IX vs Ariel Nomad – who will win?
With Wales Rally GB just two weeks away (November 12-15), the PistonHeads and PlayStation®4 backed ProSpeed rally team have been hard at work to prepare for the gruelling event that will mark the end of the 2015 World Rally Championship season.
However, before the team’s Kumho shod Mitsubishi Evo IX rally car underwent a full service in preparation for the rally, the team’s driver, Tony Jardine, was allowed to take the car for one last, very special test drive!
With support from the UK’s most popular weekly motoring magazine, Autocar, the ProSpeed car was brought to the legendary Sweet Lamb complex in Mid Wales to go up against the latest creation from Somerset-based Ariel Motor, who are best known for the super-fast Ariel Atom.
The challenge set by Autocar was straightforward; which would be faster on a short rally stage? The brand new Ariel Nomad, or the Group N rally car that had previously won its class at the 2013 Wales Rally GB?
For the full results of the test, along with in-car video content, keep an eye on autocar.co.uk
Images and story from AutoCar 2015.