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New Lancer Evos to get Mighty Dot as standard

All new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII supercars are to have Mighty Dot vehicle security marking fitted as standard at the importer's Portbury preparation centre.

The carmaker is also planning to offer the product as an accessory through its 130-strong dealer network at around £180 plus fitting for new and used vehicles.

Mighty Dot - just introduced to the UK from Australia - works through the application of a spray of 5000 polyester substrate microdots to the engine, chassis and body parts of the vehicle.

Each dot is laser-etched with an individual PIN number, visible under ultra-violet light. Once the product has been applied, the PIN is held on the International Security Register. The process takes 10-15 minutes and, after the vehicle is treated, the dealer attaches warning stickers to the windscreen and side windows.

Mitsubishi Motors says it chose the system because it is virtually impossible to remove. “The process should deter the thief from taking a vehicle that has its own unique fingerprint,” says Stephen Blackburn, Mitsubishi's director of aftersales and business development.

In Australia, where Mighty Dot is known as Data Dot, it is standard fit on all new BMW, Porsche, Mitsubishi Ralliart and Holden Special Vehicle models.

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