Mitsubishi Announces 'Final Edition' Evo for Diehards

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
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Mitsubishi announced Wednesday it would make available 1,600 “Final Edition” Lancer Evolution cars to commemorate the departure of the long-running sports sedan.

The cars will be based on Evolution GSR and include the same 2-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 303 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with all-wheel drive and will start at $37,995.

Mitsubishi will include numbered badges on the cars, a black roof, dark chrome wheels and how much are they asking again?

The Evolution was on sale in the U.S. for 12 years during a much longer, more successful run worldwide that included 10 generations.

Mitsubishi didn’t announce when the cars would go on sale in the U.S.

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  • Quentin Quentin on Oct 08, 2015

    Sad to see it go. Goodnight, LanEvo.

  • Brock_Landers Brock_Landers on Oct 09, 2015

    Oh man, the internet... 1. Is this car even relevant with the Focus RS hitting the market? 2. Lower power, lower tech, lower build quality, lower brand recognition, higher d-bag appearance. 3. OR, and I’m just saying – Golf R. 4. Golf R, Focus RS, Civic Type-R… All of them costing similar money, and all of them designed in the current decade. $40k Mishitting Evo? PASS! Are you guys kidding me??? Is this a enthusiast site? Smells like comments section! The current (and even more the past models) Evo is basically a pure race car for the streets. It has its roots strongly in Group A/N rallying and current X model is also the most popular Group N car in rallying. For those who don't know - FIA Group N is referred to a set of regulations providing 'standard' production vehicles for competition, often referred to as the "Showroom Class". Group N cars are limited in terms of modifications made from standard specification. Long gone are the days you could buy a Group A homologation special from the showroom floor - BMW M3 E30 or Lancia Delta HF Integrale or in japan Skyline GT-R etc. Evo X is the last connection to this breed of cars. Essentially you can buy true race-car technology and feeling that is ready and legal for the street. STI used to be like this, but it has gone soft and lost its focus with the latest generations. The Evo X IS a focused car. Focused on one thing - going fast around corners. There is so much marketing BS going around these days, manufacturers trying to connect their new go-fast models to racing history that happened 30-40 years ago. Technically and even spiritually there is no continuous bloodline to the true racing cars of the past - its only marketing trying to push the new boring product. But this is not the case with Evo. Evo is the true last representative of the now dead pure-breed rally car for the street. Have you even driven the Evo X? This car is pure enthusiast bliss. Cheap interior - yes. Outdated styling - yes. Crap everyday (city commute in heavy traffic) driving characteristics - yes. BUT... When you start pushing the car, it takes you to a level involvement, precision and joy that is hard to describe in words. Level which only maybe 911 RS models can offer.

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    • Theirishscion Theirishscion on Oct 12, 2015

      @Brock_Landers You get it, thank you. I'm sufficiently tired of trying to explain this to alleged driving enthusiasts that I've just stopped trying. (Which bit of 'just because it's not _your_ bag doesn't mean it's not a legitimate choice in the marketplace' don't you understand?) I voted with my bucks on a '14 5-door STI (which is a lot crisper than the '08 fall-from-grace era STI, though it looks identical) precisely because I wanted my almost-rally-car to be a little more street-able and 5-door'd. I adore the bonkers-ness of the Evos, I wish they weren't going away, though I am grateful that Subaru doesn't appear to have softened the '15 STI any so maybe there's hope yet. I shall hold a moment's silence when the last of the Evos rolls of the assembly line though.

  • Kwik_Shift A nice stretch of fairly remote road that would be great for test driving a car's potential, rally style, is Flinton Road off of Highway 41 in Ontario. Twists/turns/dips/rises. Just hope a deer doesn't jump out at you. Also Highway 60 through Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario. Great scenery with lots of hills.
  • Saeed Hello, I need a series of other accessories from Lincoln. Do you have front window, front and rear lights, etc. from the 1972 and 1976 models
  • Probert Wow - so many digital renders - Ford, Stellantis. - whose next!!! They're really bringing it on....
  • Zerocred So many great drives:Dalton Hwy from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle.Alaska Marine Highway from Bellingham WA to Skagway AK. it was a multi-day ferry ride so I didn’t actually drive it, but I did take my truck.Icefields Parkway from Jasper AB to Lake Louise AB, CA.I-70 and Hwy 50 from Denver to Sacramento.Hwy 395 on the east side of the Sierras.
  • Aidian Holder I'm not interested in buying anything from a company that deliberately targets all their production in crappy union-busting states. Ford decided to build their EV manufaturing in Tennessee. The company built it there because of an anti-union legal environment. I won't buy another Ford because of that. I've owned four Fords to date -- three of them pickups. I'm shopping for a new one. It won't be a Ford Lightning. If you care about your fellow workers, you won't buy one either.