This release is a late 80's Japanese classic that's as iconic as you can get. It's lines sum up that era perfectly. It's no-nonsense approach to 4x4 technology and its rugged construction made it a firm favorite of Off Road enthusiasts, and laid the path for the models that came after it. A Mitsubishi Pajero finished the 1984 Paris-Dakar as the third ranked finisher, covering more than 11,000 km, which began the Pajero's Dakar Rally legacy.
Mitsubishi competed primarily in the Modified Production Class (T2) category, and contrary to popular belief, T2 vehicles are almost identical to those sold to the public. T2 class vehicles must be production models and modifications follow a highly regulated and safety-oriented preparation. Between 1984 and 2007 Mitsubishi dominated the Dakar, with multiple first, second and third place podium finishes. Over the years Mitsubishi has earned the title of 'Most Dakar Rally Wins by A Manufacturer' from Guinness. Now picture yourself out on the trails, traversing a river bed, rock crawling, or competing in your own Scale Dakar. All are possible with the 2.1 Spec Carisma Scale Adventure Pajero XL-W at your side.
The iconic late 80's looks only tell half the story. The 2.1 Spec offers a Gen 2 layout, with the CMS Mount offering a forward weight bias. Carisma also addressed the issue of Torque Twist, something inherent in all shaft driven rigs. Developing an ATT (Anti Torque Twist) transmission that counteracts and reduces the twisting effects by ensuring the front and rear center drivelines spin in opposite directions, and flipping the rear diff. This creates a counter rotational force in the central driveline that significantly reduces torque twist, and enhances traction at the wheels. Add the fully licensed 80's Mitsubishi body with injection molded details and LED ready light buckets, 2.4GHz FHSS 2-Channel Radio Gear, a 9kg Metal Geared Steering Servo, a 1400mah NiMH Battery and safe USB Charger, and you have a complete RTR rig in every sense of the word!
- AA batteries for transmitter