Mitsubishi Debuting Lancer Evo 'Final Concept' At 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
mitsubishi debuting lancer evo final concept at 2015 tokyo auto salon

Above is what the final Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will likely resemble when it hits showrooms in the coming year.

Per Indian Autos Blog, the last of the Japanese interceptors — dubbed the Lancer Evolution Final Concept — will begin life as a five-speed manual GSR before receiving upgrades through and through.

Under the bonnet, the drivetrain will gain an HKS turbocharger, new intake and exhaust plumbing, better cooling, and a high-performance ECU. The result: the Lancer’s 2-liter four will deliver a max 473 horsepower to all four corners via its five-speed manual.

Outside, HKS height-adjustable suspension, 19-inch RAYS forged aluminum wheels wearing Yokohama Advan Neovas, and matte paint all help pull the Final Concept’s look together, allowing you to admire its glory with a White Russian in your hand.

The Final Concept will turn up at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon in early January.

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  • Raresleeper Raresleeper on Dec 30, 2014

    Seen me an earlier Lancer Evolution the other day just driving down the highway here just outside St. Louis, Missouri. I noticed it was some little four door Japanese thing, but it had a rear window wiper. Thought that was weird, until I realized it said Lancer Evolution. (Joy! [best Stimpy voice]) I couldn't- for the life of me- get this guy to open it up. I kept toying with it on the highway, trying to get him to downshift and punch it. I just finally sped away and left it alone. Sigh. FWIW, I like this Evo. Black hides the boy racer look well enough.

  • Raresleeper Raresleeper on Dec 30, 2014

    Dammit to hell, why does this site always eat the best comments!! EDIT: Second attempt to post, second comment scarfed down. You guys should really get that spam filter fixed. Or use one that "learns" who the regular commenters are (light bulb!). Just sayin'.

  • Raresleeper Raresleeper on Dec 30, 2014

    Seen what had to be an earlier Lancer Evolution just the other day. Driving on an interstate just outside of St. Louis Missouri I came across this little black econobox with some sort of a ground effects package/spoiler thingy on it. I got a little closer, and I noticed it had a rear window wiper. Ok, I thought. Then I finally realized it was a Lancer Evolution. (Joy! [best Stimpy voice]) I toyed with that Evo for every bit of 5 minutes, trying to get it to do a high speed run with me. I wanted to see how that thing pulled. My Accord was up for it- guess he wasn't. I just sped away and left it alone (sigh). FWIW, this is a good looking Evo. I've got a soft spot for these cars, and the black hides the Boy Racer look well enough for me to drive it, which is more than I can say about that ridiculous "Slap Me Green" color of that hyped up Focus/Fiesta what not that we saw last week.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Dec 31, 2014

    Is it really a concept if it looks the exact same as it has for about 10 years now? (And really more like 15 years.)