U.S. spec Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition details announced
Mitsubishi will send the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution out to pasture with a Final Edition model that will number 1600 examples for the U.S. market. The home market models are already built and on their way to Japan showrooms now. Now the Japanese automaker is building the U.S. spec models and details have been released. This will be a 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition and it’s being produced in Japan now.
Starting price on the last EVO will be $37,995 and is based on the GSR 5-speed manual gearbox model. Mitsubishi says it gets extra goodies that include exterior upgrades like a Final Edition badge in the rear, black painted aluminum roof, dark chrome painted Enkei alloy wheels, gloss black center bumper and hood air outlet and dark chrome front grille surround.
Inside, each 1,600 examples will come with a specific numbered plaque on the center console. 2015 EVO Final Edition models are upgraded inside with a black headliner, pillars, sun visors and assist handles, and red accent stitching on the sport seats, steering wheel, shift knob, console lid, floormats and e-brake handle.
Under the hood, the Final Edition is powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine as the standard models, but will be producing a modest increase in power getting 303 horsepower and 305 lb ft of torque. The limited edition 1600 examples will also get lightweight two-piece Brembo brake rotors up front, accompanied by Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs at all four corners.
Mitsubishi doesn’t tell us when the U.S. spec 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Editions will arrive, but the limited edition models will be offered in new Pearl White, Rally Red, Mercury Gray and Octane Blue for performance fans. They will likely be available late this year or early 2016. Many think the last EVO will be a collector car and that dealers will have huge markups on the last rally-bred performance EVO from Mitsubishi. Stay tuned.
See how Mitsubishi says good bye to the Lancer Evolution here.
Media source: Mitsubishi Motors