Mitsu Nismo, too?

Mitsubishi could blend into the Nismo mix as part of Nissan’s recent takeover raid on the struggling brand.

Nismo program director Bob Laishley left the door open to future Nismo models sharing some components with highperformance Ralliart models from Mitsubishi.

“These are all questions I’m asking internally,” he said. “You can draw your own conclusions; I’m not going to comment.”

It could pave the way for a new Lancer Evolution that would share components with a hot Pulsar SSS capable of rivalling the Golf GTI.

Nismo is also looking at developing a version of the Navara ute, potentially opening the door for a Triton Ralliart.

“We’re looking at everything from crossovers to pick-ups,” Laishley said of the Nismo expansion program.

A born-again Mitsubishi 3000GT (sold here in the 1990s, left) based on the GT-R would make a fitting halo for a brand that’s been left to languish.