Arguably the originator of the four-door sports car genre, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has been a beloved vehicle for automotive enthusiasts for more than 12 years. A capable car unrivaled by any competitor in its class, Lancer Evo won four straight World Rally Championship titles with driver Tommi Mäkinen behind the wheel.
Earlier this year, Mitsubishi announced that the 2015 Lancer Evo would be the final year for the vehicle. To send it off in style, Mitsubishi will offer 1,600 numbered Final Edition models. Lancer Evo Final Edition vehicle #1 arrived on U.S. shores yesterday.
While the Lancer Evo will be going away, its legacy will continue strong and propel Mitsubishi into the future. Its technology will be found in future models; its performance features will be adopted; and its uncompromising, unabashed capability will live on.
THE 2015 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION FINAL EDITION: LIMITED-PRODUCTION MODEL BIDS FAREWELL TO LEGENDARY SPORTS SEDAN
- The Final Edition is based off the current GSR model featuring new enhancements and increases to horsepower and torque
- Only 1,600 units will be sold in the U.S. market, each marked by a numbered plaque
CYPRESS, Calif. Oct. 5, 2015 – 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 AllWheel brake 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.”