The Lancer Evolution is sadly coming to an end after a 23-year production spanning more than 10 generations. To celebrate its run, Mitsubishi will be producing a limited run of 1 600 Final Edition Evolutions. The Lancer Evolution has been an iconic four-door sports saloon since its creation in 1992, but now the brand wishes to focus production more towards utility and electric vehicles.
The Evolution will be equipped with a Final Edition badge, black painted aluminum roof, chrome Enkei wheels and various interior inserts.
The Final Edition Evolution will retain the 2,0-litre turbocharged engine attached to a short-ratio five-speed manual gearbox, but the power output has been increased to 226 kW and 414 N.m of torque. To lighten the Evolution, a set of lightweight two-piece Brembo brake rotors, Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs at all four corners have been added.
Super All-Wheel control will also be added to the Final Edition Evolution. This drivetrain provides more of a dynamic traction system through a combination of active yaw control, active centre differential, active stability control and a sport anti-lock braking system. It also allows the driver to select different driving modes consisting of tarmac, gravel and snow.
The Japanese carmaker has not hinted at a future high performance plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle, which means that this very well may be the the last quick Mitsubishi we will see for a very long time.