After a decade in Mitsubishi’s lineup, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is leaving for good. The automaker is looking to make a difference with finale of the popular model. That’s why the very first Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition is heading to auction to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The Lancer Evo auction began on November 11th on eBay, 10 days before the MS Dinner Auction in California officially closes the bidding.
In all, only 1,600 Lancer Evo Final Editions will head to the United States, each carrying a numbered plaque. Under the hood is a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder engine that rockets off with 330 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Other features include a black painted aluminum roof, Bilstein shock absorbers, and Brembo 2-piece front rotors.
“With the support of Mitsubishi Motors we are able to fund cutting-edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborate with MS organizations around the world, and provide programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward,” said Richard Israel, President of the National MS Society.
Mitsubishi has been supporting the National MS Society for more than 16 years. The last time we checked, the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition was going for $38,900. Be sure to let us know what you think of the last edition of the Lancer Evolution at Don Robinson Mitsubishi!
Last year, Mitsubishi announced the Lancer Evolution X would go away, to the chagrin of many performance car enthusiasts and some of our customers at Don Robinson Mitsubishi—but it isn’t gone yet!
Before the automaker gives it the final send off, it’ll be building a limited amount of Lancer Evolution Final Edition models—and the first market lucky enough to sell them is Japan.
Only 1,000 models will be built and sold there, but several more will be made for specific markets like the United States and Australia. We can’t wait to see what this special edition EVO will have here in the U.S.
Under the hood, it’ll have the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, producing 291 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, but with sodium-filled exhaust valves instead.
Other goodies include Recaro seats, Brembo high-performance brakes, 18-inch BBS wheels, a dark chrome front grille, and black leather and red stitching inside.
According to Mitsubishi, it won’t stop building the regular 2015 Lancer Evo X until all of its Final Edition models are sold—so maybe we can get them to keep making it by leaving one of them unsold! We hope the Lancer Evolution will be around for a little while longer!