It’s a time we hoped would never truly come but with Mitsubishi officially opening orders for the Lancer Evolution Final Edition, we have to face the music. Final Edition ordering began April 10th for what will be the last time we see an Evolution nameplate hitting roadways. It’s a sad day in Mitsubishi history.
The Lancer Evolution Final Edition is the last of a 10 generation model. The turbocharged, all-wheel drive sedan has always been a powerhouse and thankfully, Mitsubishi is doing the Evo justice.
Although the Final Edition won’t be the 480 hp powerhouse concept that Mitsubishi debuted at the Tokyo Auto Salon earlier this year, it will see a few changes. The 2L turbo will see added sodium filled exhaust valves to improve output at high engine speeds. The suspension will see an upgrade as well. The sedan will ride on Bilstein shocks, Eibach springs, and Brembo two-piece ventilated front brake discs.
On the exterior, a chrome front grille with black bumper bar and hood vent surrounds are two major cosmetic changes. The roof panel will be white or black and body colors include red, white, gray, black, and blue. Inside are the usual sporty features in black leather with red stitching. A plaque with the vehicle’s serial number will be mounted on the console.
Currently the Final Edition is only seeing open orders in Japan and is limited to 1,000 of the model. No word on when the United States model will arrive but we’re ready to send the Evo out with a bang.