Mitsubishi Racing Lancer
ManufacturerMitsubishi Motors
Also calledMRX09
Body and chassis
ClassRally Raid car
LayoutFour-wheel drive
PlatformMitsubishi GS platform
RelatedMitsubishi Pajero Evolution
Mitsubishi Lancer
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Engine2,997cc V6 turbodiesel
TransmissionRicardo five-speed sequential, manual[1]
Wheelbase2,900 mm (114.2 in)
Length4,475 mm (176.2 in)
Width1,990 mm (78.3 in)
Height1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Curb weight1,900 kg (4,190 lb)
PredecessorMitsubishi Pajero Evolution MPR13

The Mitsubishi Racing Lancer (code-named MRX09) is a cross-country rally car developed by Mitsubishi Motors for competing in 2009 Dakar rally.[1] "MRX09" stands for Mitsubishi Rally X-Country.[1] The car was built to the FIA's Group T1 rules, and competed in the 2009 Dakar Rally.[1] It has a tubular steel frame with carbon fiber bodywork. Unlike previous Mitsubishi cross-country rally cars, the Racing Lancer's bodywork resembles the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback instead of the Mitsubishi Pajero.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Mitsubishi Introduces new 'Racing Lancer' (MRX09) for the 2009 Dakar", Mitsubishi Motors press release, July 16, 2008
  2. ^ "Mitsubishi Racing Lancer MRX09 for Dakar 2009",, July 16, 2008