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.