The Lancer Evolution is a car that is beloved by many and arguably the originator of the four-door sports car genre. Lancer Evolution Final Edition was launched in 2015 to send it off in style. Only 1600 units were manufactured.
Well known for its pulse-pounding performance, the Lancer Evolution Final Edition increases horsepower to 303 and torque to 305 lb-ft. Performance is further added by use of lightweight two-piece Brembo brake rotors up front, accompanied by Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs at all four corners. Final Edition features Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel control.
Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system is one of the most sophisticated all-wheel drive systems. The driver can choose between three selectable traction mode settings – “Tarmac,” “Gravel” and “Snow,” the latter setting providing maximum tractability and performance in poor weather/road conditions and/or on low-grip surfaces.
Based on the design that powered Finnish racing legend Tommi Mäkinen to four straight titles in the grueling World Rally Championship (WRC), the turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine found beneath the hood of every Mitsubishi Final Edition Lancer Evolution model delivers instantaneous power and torque at virtually any rpm within the powerband.
The power output from this whirlwind of an engine for the Final Edition is rated at 303 horsepower at 6,500 rpm with a full 305 lb-ft of torque starting at the 4,000 rpm level.
The Lancer Evolution’s distinctive and throaty exhaust note is due to the free-flowing dual exhaust outlets. The stainless steel exhaust manifold and turbocharger are located at the rear of the transversely-mounted engine and close to the firewall, which helps to improve weight distribution.
Lancer Evolution Final Edition comes standard with a short-throw, 5-speed manual transmission. EPA fuel economy is rated at 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway.
– Turbocharged and intercooled 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder
– 303 horsepower and 305 lb-ft torque
– Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs
– Brembo 2-piece front rotors
– Auto on/off bi-xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
– Red stitch accents on sports seats, steering wheel, shift knob, console lid, floormats, and e-brake handle
– Final Edition animation on meter display