Mitsubishi launch Lancer Evolution Final Edition as a tribute to the outgoing sedan

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. announced the details of the limited-production 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition. This has confirmed the previous reports saying that the company is hanging their boots in not making any more Lancer Evo sedans, which was first launched twenty-three years ago.

Arguably the originator of the four-door sports car genre, the Lancer Evolution has seen ten generations - three of which were sold in the US over 12 years. To send it off in style, Mitsubishi Motors will offer 1,600 numbered Final Edition models to the US market with a price tag of USD 37,995 (Rs 24,62,701).

The Lancer Evolution Final Edition is based off the current GSR model, with exterior and interior enhancements not previously offered on the GSR. The heart of the Final Edition is a five-speed transmission paired with a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 4-cylider 2.0-litre engine, producing peak power at 303hp@6,500 rpm and peak torque at 414Nm@4,000 rpm.

Performance is further enhanced by use of lightweight two-piece Brembo brake rotors up front, accompanied by Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs at all four corners. As with all 2015 Lancer Evolutions, the Final Edition model features Mitsubishi's innovative and unmatched Super All-Wheel control system.

The Final Edition model receives exterior upgrades including a Final Edition badge in the rear, black painted aluminum roof, dark chrome painted Enkei alloy wheels, gloss black centre bumper and hood air outlet and dark chrome front grille surround. Final Edition models will be offered in four colors: new Pearl White, Rally Red, Mercury Gray and Octane Blue.

Inside, a numbered plaque on the centre console denotes each of the 1,600 units created. In addition, Final Edition models receive a black headliner, pillars, sun visors and assist handles, and red accent stitching for sport seats, steering wheel, shift knob, console lid, floor mats and e-brake handle.

Sadly, the limited-production 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition won't be making it to the Indian shores.

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