Mitsubishi has released pricing for its range-topping 2010 Lancer Evolution MR Touring, which despite its hefty pricetag comes with an awful lot of performance. The MR Touring has a starting price of $40,990 (not including a $720 destination) fee, which brings into luxury car territory, but for this you get a 291-horsepower turbocharged engine and an assortment of performance parts.

The rest of the package includes a six-speed Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST), Mitsubishi speak for a dual-clutch transmission, two-piece front brake rotors with alloy hats from Brembo, weight saving aluminum panels for the roof, hood and front fenders, and 18-inch BBS forged alloy wheels with Yokohama tires.

Other features include a powered glass sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, a rear diffuser, a lip spoiler, Recaro bucket seats, leather trim, a 40 GB hard-disc infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity and a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate premium audio system.

Some optional goodies we’re sure you’ll want to tick include the $425 rear parking sensors, custom side skirts for $900 and a set of wheel locks for $32.