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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition Looks Astonishing In Real Life – Photo Gallery

The Japanese manufacturer that made the World Rally Championship its playground in 1998 with the aid of the EVO and the Tommi Mäkinen-Richard Burns dream team now bids farewell to its maddest nameplate yet. Indeed, the EVO X is nearing doomsday and the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition is that hell-bent for leather swan song.
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At the annual Mitsubishi Owners' Day held near the company's North American headquarters in Cypress, California, Mitsubishi took the wraps off the Final Edition and Ben Hsu of LeftLaneNews was there to snap the last hurrah of the EVO X breed and, quite possibly, Lancer sedan as we know it. Next to old-school 3000GTs and Fast and Furious-inspired neon green Eclipses, the white-painted Final Edition appears to fit in like a fish out of the water.

Mitsubishi Japan announced that only 1,000 units would be made to send off the Evolution X with a bang, but this one isn't it. The white-painted Final Edition at hand is pre-production, bearing chassis number 0000. Hsu reports that the car was so new when it was delivered at the event that Mitsubishi didn't have the time to affix the Final Edition badge on the boot door. If we were to call a spade a spade, then the Final Edition is not exactly a celebration, but a casket holding all things fun at Mitsubishi.

Under the hood, there's a 2-liter MIVEC turbo engine with sodium-filled exhaust valves, but the output is yet to be known. Don't expect the 473 horsepower savagery showcased in the form of the Mitsubishi Lancer Final Concept, but a little over 300 ponies. As for pricing, heck knows it in dollars. All we know is that in Japan it costs 4,298,400 yen or $34,845 at current exchange rates. Other than the fancy valves and Final Edition badging, we're in the presence of 18-inch BBS wheels, a dark chrome radiator grille, a front bumper painted gloss black, Recaro bucket seats, and black leather with red stitching all around the cabin.

In addition to those, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition comes as standard with Yokohama Advan rubber, Brembo two-piece brake discs, springs from Eibach and shock absorbers from Bilstein. After all 1,000 units of the Final Edition will be made, Mitsubishi pulls the plug on the EVO for good. The go-faster badge could be applied, in the near future, on the liftgate of plug-in hybrid crossover SUVs. Boo and hiss!

 
 
 
 
 

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