Mitsubishi fans everywhere were disappointed when they learned that availability on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution would be limited. The good news is that Mitsubishi decided to deal with the last available car in a way that was both fun and good for the community.
The last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition, of which there were only 1,600, was sold at auction for the highest bidder. A highly collectable car, the Final Edition was the best version of the popular Mitsubishi classic sport compact and many expected the car to go for well over the MSRP. It has an extra 12 horsepower and features upgrades like Bilstein shocks, Eibach springs, and Brembo brakes.
On September 15, the winning bid of $76,400 was placed and the lucky winner drove home with their beautiful Final Edition.
The proceeds went to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County and Feeding America in Riverside and San Bernardino.
While it’s unfortunate that we’ll never have the opportunity to purchase one of these cars again, it’s great that the auction went off without a hitch and that so many people will be able to benefit from this fun event.
It has been quite a ride for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution throughout the years. But now, facing extinction, Mitsubishi has promised one last special edition for connoisseurs in Japan to ride off into the sunset. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition will be the 10th generation of the turbo, all-wheel drive sedan, and it will send the car off in style.
The Lancer Evolution Final Edition features a blacked-out chrome grille and a glossy black bumper bar with multiple hood vents to set it apart from the other Lancers, while the roof panel is available in black or white.
The Evolution rides on 18-inch BBS wheels wrapped in high performance tires, and glides through turns with the upgraded Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs. The 2-liter turbo-charged engine features improvements including sodium-filled exhaust valves while grippy Brembo brakes enhance stopping power.
A “Final Edition” badge is wistfully placed below the emblems on the trunk and since only 1,000 of these will be produced, a special plaque with a serial number adorns the interior console.
The final ride for the Lancer Evolution promises to be an exciting one. For more information on the Lancer and other cars, make a trip into Bell Mitsubishi.
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution