Since Mitsubishi announced it would be discontinuing its Lancer Evolution line, fans of the model have been counting down the days until the Japanese carmaker releases the final edition of the performance car. Now, the wait is over. Mitsubishi has finally announced its Tokyo Auto Salon lineup and it includes the final edition 2015 Lancer Evolution X.
While Mitsubishi is calling this model the Lancer Evolution X Final Concept, we know this will be the car that enters production later this year. This edition will be offered in limited production numbers of only 2,000 to 2,500 units, but each of these are expected to pack a significant punch. A 2.0-liter turbocharged engine will churn out a massive 473 horsepower and come equipped with a HKS turbocharger from one of the best-known aftermarket brands in the world.
The Final Edition 2015 Lancer Evolution X is set to arrive in showrooms later in 2015. Check back to Larry Jay Mitsubishi in the future for updates on the final Lancer Evolution.
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer
In like a lion…out like a lion! It’s not a secret that Mitsubishi is sending the Lancer Evolution home packing. Everyone’s favorite tuner car is heading to retirement. But it’s not going down without a fight.
Torque News was kind enough to let us know the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution will be receiving the special edition treatment. Part of what will make this Evolution so special is it will be more powerful. Don Swearingen, executive VP of Mitsubishi North America, said it will come with “extra horsepower and other performance improvements.”
However, Mitsubishi will limit production to only 2,000-2,500 units, so expect them to sell like hotcakes. The automaker will put the special versions together in the last six months of production. Torque News predicts that this special edition Evolution be “fast and in high demand,” and why wouldn’t it, considering it’s the last chance to get one before they’re gone.
We here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi are looking forward to seeing this Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Special Edition on the road before retirement.