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by Karl Peskett

First Toyota did it with its abominable TRD Hilux, the vehicle which nearly killed several of our testers. Now, Mitsubishi has taken on the task of livening up its Triton, by handing it over to TMR (Team Mitsubishi Ralliart).

Alan Heaphy’s mob has waved its magic wand over the Triton, and added plastic, leather, plastic, more power and more plastic.


According to Mitsubishi, this concept car “closely represents a production reality”. With the 3.2-litre turbo diesel enhanced, power is up by 12 percent to 132kW, and torque has been boosted (excuse the pun) by 31 percent to a respectable 450Nm.


To help it stick, Koni 8240 series shockies have been fitted to the front and rear. A new front brake package using 4 piston callipers, and 343mm diameter vented and slotted two piece discs with Ferodo pads helps it stop, too.


Inside, the car gets leather seats, TMR stitching and logos, with stainless steel scuff plates, and an upgraded Eclipse stereo, with full IPod control, Bluetooth and USB input.


You can see the car at this week’s Australian International Motor Show is Sydney.