It’s time to say goodbye to the beloved Mitsubishi monster we’ve come to know and love as the Lancer Evolution. Mitsubishi began taking orders in the Japanese market for the high performance sedan’s Final Edition. Currently listing at just over $33,000 (at current exchange rates), the Lancer Evo Final Edition is generating quite a bit of buzz stateside.
10 generations of the turbocharged all-wheel drive sedan have touched hearts around the world so it really is no surprise the Final Edition is drawing attention. The discontinuation marks Mitsubishi’s move into the SUV and crossover markets. While the automaker did debut a 480 hp Evo at the Tokyo Auto Salon earlier this year, the Final Edition isn’t that powerful.
The Final Edition’s 2L turbocharged engine will rock sodium-filled exhaust valves for maximum output at high engine speeds. Expect a smoother ride if you do manage to get behind the wheel of a Final Edition model – Bilstein shocks, Eibach springs, and Brembo two-piece ventilated front brake discs will roll out on high performance tires.
Inside you can expect black leather with red stitching. On the center console you’ll find something special and limited to only the Final Edition. A plaque with the vehicle’s serial will serve as both identification and in memory of the Lancer Evolution.
There’s no word on when the United States will see open ordering for the Final Edition but you can expect the high performance sedan to bow out on all cylinders.