Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X Final Concept Boasts With 473 Horsepower

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In production since October 2007, the CZ4A-gen Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is about to kick the bucket late next year. But before we'll wave goodbye to the iconic EVO X, the Japanese carmaker prepared one final rally-bred surprise for us gearheads.
Say hello to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Concept, a last hurrah iteration of the breed which packs 473 horsepower from its 2-liter 4B11T turbo four-cylinder engine. As a brief reminder, the standard EVO X churns out 291 horsepower and 406 Nm (300 lb-ft) of twist, which is sent to all four wheels.

Mitsubishi Motors North America executive VP Don Swearingen disclosed over a month ago that the outgoing EVO won't be phased out without a proper bang, but we weren't expecting so much oomph from a little ECU tune, an HKS turbocharger, bigger intakes and intercoolers and so forth, a package which will be showcased in January at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Nevertheless, the bad news is that the yet-to-be-detailed Mitsubishi Lancer EVO XI is "on hold" due to murky reasons, but fret not. As long as there will be a Subaru WRX STI, the peeps from Mitsubishi won't let it roam free. Slated to arrive in June of 2015, the EVO X Final Concept offers a glimpse of what's in the pipeline.

Aside from the improved go-faster stats, the company also hints at a retuned suspension and some bits and bobs that are still being developed for production-ready applications. About the latter, the last Mitsubishi EVO X special edition is based on the five-speed manual GSR trim level and will spawn only 2,000 copies.
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