The revered Lancer Evolution will get a last hurrah in the US market before being consigned to the history books after Mitsubishi Motors North America recently launched the Lancer Evolution Final Edition. Billed as a 2015 model, the Final Edition will only be limited to 1,600 units and will get a tweaked exterior and interior.
Starting from the outside, it gets 'Final Edition' badging, a front grill surround painted in dark chrome, bi-xenon headlights, a center bumper finished in gloss black, a black aluminum roof, as well as Enkei alloy wheels. Moreover, the Final Edition will also be available with new exterior colors, namely: New Pearl White, Octane Blue, Rally Red and Mercury Gray.
Aboard the rally-bred sedan, a Final Edition production serial number plaque can be seen near the center console while the seats, steering wheel and shifter knob, console lid, floormats and e-brake lever have red stitch accents. Contrasting with the red streaks are the sun visors, pillars and headlining which are all painted in black.
Under the hood is the familiar turbocharged 2.0-liter 4B11T inline-four that pushes out 307 PS along with 413 Nm. Power is then transferred to all four wheels via a 5-speed gearbox and Mitsubishi's Super All Wheel Control. Helping the Final Edition stop better is a set of two-piece front brake rotors. Allowing the car to handle better is a set of Eibach Springs and Bilstein shock absorbers.
Over to safety, the Final Edition has sport-tuned anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL), a tire pressure monitoring system and an engine immobilizer with an anti-theft security alarm system.
Last April, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation opened the ordering books for the Lancer Evolution X Final Edition for the Japanese market. The Japan-only Final Edition also gets the same exterior and interior enchancement but was only limited to 1,000 units.