That panel has multi-purpose reason for being there. It acts as a sound absorber, heat shield, and fire retardant. There is no reason to remove it unless it's deteriorated and falling down onto the engine....or you're driving around with your hood up for everyone to see it and think it looks ugly. My recommendation is to keep it on. Mitsubishi put it there for a reason.
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 37.5 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.3 L/100 km ... 45.1 mpg (Imp)
Just lol at trying to burn the flame retardant heat shield off your cars hood.
How many new forum members can we draw in with this thread?
I heard they made the seats and carpet from fire retardant material as well. Try at own risk! Then post the video please
Guys please don't be setting fire to your Mirage.