So Long Evo: Mitsubishi Reveals Details Of Final Edition Model


Mitsubishi today revealed details on the last of the Evos, and the compact sport sedan is a going out on a high note. Mitsubishi is releasing 1,600 examples of the 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition model, which gets a little more power, a unique look, and a few more performance features.

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Based on the GSR model, the Evo Final Edition increases the output to 303 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, up from 291 and 300, respectively, all put to the pavement through a five-speed manual transmission and the Evo's Super All-Wheel Control all-wheel-drive system. Other performance equipment consists of light-weight two-piece Brembo front rotors and Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs at all four corners.

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Final Edition

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Final Edition

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Exterior changes include a black-painted aluminum roof, gloss black on the center bumper and hood air outlet, dark chrome on the grille surround and Enkei alloy wheels, and a Final Edition badge. Bi-xenon headlights with leveling control are also standard. Color choices are Octane Blue, Rally Red, Mercury Gray, and new Pearl White.

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Inside, the Final Edition gets red stitching on the seats, steering wheel, shift knob, center console, floormats, and e-brake handle. The headliner, pillars, sun visors, and assist handles are black. The center console box is gloss black and has a serial number plaque labeled with a number between US0001 and US1600. There is also a Final Edition animation on the meter display.

The Final Edition Evo is on sale now. It retails for $37,995 plus an $810 destination fee. Note, while the Evo may be dead, the humble Lancer on which it's based lives on for now. Mitsubishi last week unveiled an updated version for 2016.

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