Mitsubishi Pajero Conquers a Hill after Life-and-Death Climb

I remember I was eight years old when I read a Pajero review that I’ll never forget. That was the first time in my life when the idea of rugged terrain driving being more fun and sometimes more dangerous than on-road speeding showed up in my mind. Sure, I would have to wait a few years until I could put that to the test myself, but now this is one of the few absolute truths I can rely on in the car world.
Mitsubishi Pajero Conquers a Hill 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
Perhaps some of you are still not convinced an offroading session car out-fun an Autobahn episode in, say, a Porsche 918 Spyder. So I’ve decided to bring you a video that demonstrates how intense such rugged terrain moments can be.

Not as a coincidence, the footage also brings us a Pajero, one that aims to conquer a monstrous hill. Heck, this hill is worthy of an Olympic-grade downhill skiing event, but the driver is confident.

He sets off, but, due to the unfriendly terrain, he can’t use the old trick of gaining momentum before the climb and riding this wave all the way up. Instead, he approaches the hill as if he was an indoor climbing athlete who painstakingly finds his way from one step to another.

As he reaches the top of the hill and loses his speed, things underneath the car get extra rough, with the Mitsubishi rocking from one side to another in search for grip.

This is the kind of exercise that can easily get you killed, since rolling the car in such a position will bring a rough return to the base of the hill. If that happens, it all depends on the presence of a rollcage.

And there’s one more treat that separates offroad stunts from tarmac ones. The percentage of novice show off drivers is much smaller.

Video thumbnail
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram Twitter
About the author: Andrei Tutu
Andrei Tutu profile photo

In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories