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Mitsubishi to conclude Lancer Evolution lineage with the Final Edition

Mitsubishi to conclude Lancer Evolution lineage with the Final Edition image

Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Mitsubishi | posted April 15, 2015 10:23

Final Edition of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution limited to 1,000 units

Mitsubishi has just opened the ordering books for the Lancer Evolution X Final Edition, a conclusion to 23 years of the Lancer Evolution nameplate.

The Final Edition will be exclusively sold in Japan with an allocation for 1,000 units only. It commemorates ten iterations which started out in 1992 as a homologation special. The limited model gets some suspension upgrades, unique trim and Final Edition badging.

Based on the Evolution GSR,The Final Edition features a dark chrome grill with a gloss black bumper bar and hood vents. There is also an option to have the roof colored in either black or white. The Final Edition rides on 18 inch BBS wheels.

Inside, the Final Edition gets the full Recaro treatment. It gets Recaro seats, steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle. The interior is also finished in red stitching and on a center console, a numbered Final Edition plaque.

The same 4B11T engine, paired to a five speed manual, will power the Final Edition models with its exhaust system upgraded to sodium filled exhaust valve which, according to Mitsubishi, improves output from middle to high rpms. Mitsubishi has not released any details on any horsepower increases.

On the handling front, the Final Edition receives Bilstein dampers, Eibach springs and two piece Brembo ventilated front discs. Adhesion is provided by high performance tires.

Lastly, the last Lancer Evolution gets a Final Edition badge on the trunk lid and the same logo can be seen on the car's multifunction display when the car is started up. As previously mentioned, each car is individually numbered.

There is currently no word whether or not there will be Final Editions made for other markets.