It’s been a long race for the iconic Lancer Evo, but now it’s coming to an end. Mitsubishi Motors is taking orders in the Japanese market for the Lancer Evo Final Edition as of Friday, April 9th. The Final Edition, obviously from the name, is the last special edition of the turbocharged, all-wheel-drive sedan before production stops altogether.
Ten generations have come and gone. Mitsubishi revealed a 480 hp powerhouse at the Tokyo Auto Salon earlier this year but, unfortunately, the Final Edition isn’t it and it looks as though a Lancer Evo with that power will forever remain a concept.
Different from your everyday Lancer Evolution, the Final Edition will feature a black chrome grille, glossy black trim on the lower front bumper, and air vent bezels. “Final Edition” will also be mounted on the trunk lid. Inside, a metal plaque will be engraved with the vehicle’s serial number.
Under the hood, the Final Edition carries the usual 2-liter turbocharged four cylinder capable of 291 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Different from the usual model is an upgrade to sodium-filled exhaust valves for better performance at high engine speeds.
Only 1,000 of the Final Edition models will make it to roadways in Japan. The United States will see an exclusive Final Edition in summer 2016. Stop by Randall Mitsubishi to learn more about the new model!