It's no secret the current Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution outlived its shelf life. Now, it's time has passed, but the question is whether anyone will actually miss it.
Thus we come to the topic of our latest Twitter poll: Do you mourn the loss of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution? Cast your vote below and let us know how you really feel.
Do you mourn the loss of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution?— MotorAuthority (@motorauthority) September 8, 2016
In case you forgot, Mitsubishi built 1,600 "Final Edition" models to send off the Evo with a bang. While the list price for the Lancer Evolution Final Edition was $37,995, one dealership tried to sell one for $88,888.
Mitsubishi just announced it will sell the last of the 1,600 cars via an auction held on eBay Motors. The proceeds from that auction will go to the charities Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
The auction began today and will run until September 15.
To jog your memory, the Final Edition is based on the Evolution's GSR trim, which means you get a honest-to-goodness 5-speed manual transmission. Engine output was increased to 303 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, which is up from the standard 291 hp and 300 lb-ft.
While the latest, tenth-generation Lancer Evolution is dead, the nameplate will supposedly live on, though in a different form. When it returns, Mitsubishi has suggested it will be a plug-in hybrid SUV, probably based on the next-generation Outlander Sport.
If that last bit just broke your heart, we apologize.