Mitsubishi to release 1,600 units of 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition at $37,995 each

Article by Andrew Christian, on October 19, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) revealed that it will be offering 1,600 numbered units of the 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition. There are currently 10 generations of the Lancer Evolution, which has long been considered as the one that started the four-door sports car segment.

MMNA also revealed details of the limited edition Lancer Evolution including that it will have a $37,995 MSRP and it will only be released in the U.S. Market.

Based on Mitsubishi’s current GSR model, the Final Edition has both its interior and exterior enhanced with features that have not been part of the previous GSR models’ offerings. It has for example an intercooled and turbocharged DOHC 4-cylinder 16-valve 2.0L engine that has been paired with a 5-speed transmission.

This combination allows the engine to deliver 303 horsepower and torque of 305 lb.-ft. at 6,500 rpm and 4,000 rpm, respectively. Likewise, the performance of the Final Edition has been enhanced even further with light two-piece Brembo brake rotors on the front complemented by the Eibach springs on all the four corners.

It also comes with Bilstein shock absorbers. This one will also be fitted with the brand’s own Super All-Wheel control system, a feature that’s standard on all models of 2015 Lancer Evolution. The Final Edition models will come in any of the four colors: Mercury Gray, Octane blue, Rally Red, and the newest, Pear White.

Mitsubishi also offers new upgrades to the exterior like the Final edition badge placed on the rear. It also has the gloss black center bumper and the aluminum black-painted roof. Additionally, it comes with a dark chrome front grille surround, dark chrome Enkei alloy wheels, and gloss black hood air outlet.

In order to differentiate each of the 1,600 units produced, a numbered plaque has been placed on its center console. Upgrades on the interior include the assist handles, headliners, pillars, and sun visors in black. Then there is the e-brake handle, console lid, floormats, shift knob, sport seats, and steering wheel that have red highlight stitching.

According to executive vice president Don Swearingen, this Final Edition will not just be the latest model in one of the most well-known lines worldwide but it will also earn the admiration of 'gearheads' everywhere.

Swearingen adds that the Evolution has already made its mark known in the automotive history and that the Final Edition is a tribute to that. However, the Final Edition manages to take it one step even further as it is now the most powerful Lancer Evolution ever created, Swearingen concludes.

Press Release

THE 2015 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION FINAL EDITION: LIMITED-PRODUCTION MODEL BIDS FAREWELL TO LEGENDARY SPORTS SEDAN

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced the details of the limited-production 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition. Arguably the originator of the four-door sports car genre, the Lancer Evolution has seen ten generations – three of which were sold in the U.S. over 12 years. To send it off in style, Mitsubishi Motors will offer 1,600 numbered Final Edition models to the U.S. market with a MSRP of $37,995.

The Lancer Evolution Final Edition is based off the current GSR model, with exterior and interior enhancements not previously offered on the GSR. The heart of the Final Edition is a 5-speed transmission paired with a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder 2.0L engine, producing 303 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 305 lb-ft torque at 4,000 rpm. Performance is further enhanced by use of lightweight two-piece Brembo® brake rotors up front, accompanied by Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs at all four corners. As with all 2015 Lancer Evolutions, the Final Edition model features Mitsubishi's innovative and unmatched Super All-Wheel control system.

The Final Edition model receives exterior upgrades including a Final Edition badge in the rear, black painted aluminum roof, dark chrome painted Enkei® alloy wheels, gloss black center bumper and hood air outlet and dark chrome front grille surround. Final Edition models will be offered in four colors: new Pearl White, Rally Red, Mercury Gray and Octane Blue.

Inside, a numbered plaque on the center console denotes each of the 1,600 units created. In addition, Final Edition models receive a black headliner, pillars, sun visors and assist handles, and red accent stitching for sport seats, steering wheel, shift knob, console lid, floormats and e-brake handle.

"With its incredible combination of power, agility and Super All-Wheel Control, the Lancer Evolution is one of the most well-known sports sedans and is revered by 'gearheads' around the globe," said MMNA executive vice president, Don Swearingen. "The Final Edition model pays homage to Evo's remarkable place in automotive history and takes it one step further as the most powerful mass-production Lancer Evolution ever built."

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