THE motoring world was abuzz when Mitsubishi revealed the Lancer Evolution Final Concept last December, which in a nutshell, is the last ever special edition of the EVO X breed. It was learned that after the completion of 1,000 examples of the Lancer Evolution Final Edition, Mitsubishi will end the production of the 10th generation, rally-bred car.
The Lancer Evolution Final Concept that Mitsubishi unveiled last December is powered by a 2.0-liter 4B11T turbo-charged engine that is capable of producing 473 horsepower, which is an extreme leap over the production model’s 291 hp and 406 Nm of torque. But reports have it that the actual 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition only packs a dismal 300 horses.
Delivery of the Lancer Evolution Final Edition is expected to commence this June, but Mitsubishi is still silent on the exact power output the engine. The only information available to date is the Lancer Evolution Final Edition will come with a high-performance 2.0-liter MIVEC turbo-charged engine.
Only 1,000 examples of the Lancer Evolution Final Edition will be manufactured, and with a price tag of only 4.298 million yen (P1.63 million), the order forms are expected to run out, soon. Insider reports revealed that of the 1,000 units, only 200 will be left-hand-drive. So the chance of this model reaching the Philippines becomes slimmer.
The Lancer Evolution Final Edition will come with Recaro seats, Brembo high-performance brakes and 18-inch BBS wheels. The suspension system will still be supplied by Bilstein and Eibach. Up front, the EVO X has a dark chrome grille, and black leather with red stitching on the inside. The car will have a special “Final Edition” insignia as well as a plaque that indicates its production number.
The Lancer Evolution Final Edition is available in red, white, blue, black and gray with either a white or black-painted roof panel.