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.
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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.
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.