It’s time to bid farewell to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. To send the sedan off into the sunset in style, the automaker is rolling out a new limited-production model dubbed the 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition. Only 1,600 will be available in the U.S. and they’ll start at $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. It comes with a 5-speed transmission paired with a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder 2.0L engine, which churns out 303 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 305 lb-ft torque at 4,000 rpm.
Mitsubishi says performance is further enhanced thanks to lightweight two-piece Brembo brake rotors up front, which come with Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs at all four corners. As with all 2015 Lancer Evolutions, the Final Edition model features Mitsubishi’s 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.”
For more information on the 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition please visit Mitsubishi’s website.