Mitsubishi Evo Final Edition Building Footage Is Cool, But Painful to Watch

We’re already over the fact that Mitsubishi is killing off the Evo. At least the Subaru STI is up and running and now that the Ford Focus RS has gone all-wheel drive, things will be even more diverse. Still, we can’t say we won’t miss the Evolution.
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Mitsubishi is well aware of this and has decided to take us inside its factory at Mizushima, Japan and show us how the Evo Final Edition was built. We’ll remind non-hooning fans that the rally-bred machine is being sent away with a run on 1,000 units that carry the label mentioned above.

The Final Edition uses the Evo GSR as a starting point and is only offered with a five-speed manual gearbox. The 2-liter turbocharged mill has been tuned to deliver hp at 6,500 rpm, while the torque sits at lb-ft (429 Nm), which arrive at 3,500 rpm.

That’s a far stretch from the 473 horses of the Evo X Concept Final concept that showed up in Tokyo in December last year. Nevertheless, since the service intervals are rather unpleasant when it comes to 400 hp plus Evos, this was the way to go.

The connection to the road is refined via hardware coming from Bilstein and Eibach, while the car rides on 18-inch BBS wheels. Inside the car, the most important exclusive feature has to be the pair of Recaro seats up front, which feature black leather and red contrasting stitching.

Mitsubishi has built 1,000 units of the Evo Final Edition for Japan, but each market has received its own allocation - for instance, the US has been gifted with 1,600 units of the machine.

As for what the future holds, Mitsubishi is currently considering a hybrid crossover to “replace” the Evo. Come to think of it, this is not unlike Nissan's potential plans for the future of the Z car.

P.S.: Mitsubishi has disabled the Youtube comments for this video.

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