Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition Unvailed
Mitsubishi took the opportunity of the annual Mitsubishi Owners’ Day event held at corporate headquarters in Cypress, California to show off the last and Final Edition. With thousands of Mitsubishi fans in present, arriving in Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions, Eclipses, 3000GTs Galant VR-4s, and even lifted Mitsubishi Monteros, the bittersweet news was announced.
According to a Mitsubishi spokesperson at the gathering, there will be a “slight bump” in power, but the actual figure was not disclosed. The 2.0L turbo engine will see the addition of sodium-filled exhaust valves, which Mitsubishi says will improve output at medium and high engine speeds. The suspension has been upgraded with Bilstein shocks, Eibach springs and performance Brembo two-piece ventilated front brakes discs, all rolling on super high-performance Yokohama Advan tires.
Visually, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition will feature a dark chrome front grille with a gloss black bumper bar and hood vent surrounds, color coordinated with 18-inch BBS wheels. The roof panel will be offered in two colors, white or black, which can be color coordinated with one of five body colors — red, white, gray, black and blue. Cabin-wise, the Recaro bucket seats, steering wheel, shift knob, parking brake handle and console lid will all be black leather with red-stitching.
Mitsubishi began taking orders for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition in Japan back in April. There, only 1,000 cars will be sold. The example shown in California was still pre-production, number “0000.” It was so new that the “Final Edition” emblem hadn’t arrived in time to be placed to the rear yet. North America will receive 1,600 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition’s.