As production of the iconic Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution comes to an end, the Japanese manufacturer is signing off its rally-bred sports car with a Final Edition, limited to just 1,000 units globally. To the delight of Evo fans, 150 Final Edition models will be coming to Australia in the final quarter of 2015.
Based on the Lancer Evolution GSR, the Final Edition features a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, which has been upgraded with sodium-filled exhaust valves. Power is delivered to the ground via a five-speed manual transmission or a twin-clutch six-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system.
Mitsubishi has remained tight lipped on power and torque figure of the limited edition model, but we don’t expect it to be anywhere near the 353kW figure specified for the Final Edition Concept, which made its debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon earlier this year.
That said, you can reasonable expect a small bump over the standard Evo’s 217kW and 366Nm.
The Final Edition rides on 18-inch BBS alloy wheels fitted with 245/40 tyres all round. Suspension components will continue to be sourced from Bilstein and Eibach, while stopping power will be taken care of by Brembo brakes front and rear.
Externally, the limited run Evo gets Final Edition badging and a gloss black grille. The Final Edition will be available in five colours (red, grey, black, blue and white). Buyers can choose between either a white or black roof.
On the inside, the cabin features part-leather Recaro bucket seats, and leather with contrasting red stitching for the steering wheel, shift knob and brake handle.
Mitsubishi Australia will keep selling the Evo X alongside the Final Edition until stocks run out.