Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Mitsubishi 500 was the first passenger car produced after the Second World War by Shin Mitsubishi Heavy-Industries, Ltd, one of the companies which would become Mitsubishi Motors. Available in 1960 at a cost of ac390, 000, it was powered by a rear mounted, air-cooled 493 cc two- cylinder engine with a single downdraught carburettor producing 20 horsepower (15 kW) at 5000 rpm, driving the rear wheels through a three-speed manual transmission. Buoyed by its sales success, it was given an enlarged 594 cc engine in 1961 for improved acceleration and durability. This model was known as the Mitsubishi 500 Super DeLuxe. Although they are now more renowned for their contemporary successes in off-road racing with the Pajero-based Rally Raid vehicle and Lancer Evo-based WRC car, Mitsubishi's first homologation special was a Super DeLuxe-based touring car which the company prepared for the 1962 Macau Grand Prix. In an auspicious debut Kazuo Togawa took class honours, as the diminutive sedan swept the top four places in the Under 750 cc category.Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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