Mitsubishi Taking Orders For 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition


According to Left Lane news, orders have begun only in Japan for the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Edition that will only see a limited run of 1,000 units before the Japanese company pulls the plug on 10 generations of Lancer Evolution for good.

Remember that last seen in “The Last Samurai” when Tom Cruise charges for one last time against Colonel Bagley’s gun equipped crew? Well think of the Samurai as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Sharp, fast and full of honor, but alas outdated for the plans Mitsubishi has for the rest of the company.

In the face of impending doom at the hand of modernisation, Mitsubishi has equipped its last 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X with enough goodies fitting for a last hurrah.

Under its hood, it still retains its 2.0 Liter 4B11T. Mum’s the word on how much horsepower it will make, but look for upwards of 300 HP and beyond.

A dark chrome grill, gloss blkack light bar and your choice of black or white top differentiate the exterior from regular Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X models. Special 18″ BBS wheels shod each corner as well.

Mitsubishi did announce that they are equipping these final edition’s with special sodium filled exhaust    valves that supposedly help the Lancer Evo along at mid to high range speeds.

Five colors are available; Red, White, Grey, Black and Blue.

Pricing, when converted from Japanese Yen to American Dollars comes to a starting MSRP of about $34,000.

It’s unknown at this time whether Mitsubishi will drop a special final edition for its other markets (cough cough USD market) but it would behoove the company to use its idle Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution tooling for some extra profit.

Here’s the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Edition Concept at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon in the flesh. It won’t have the 473 HP engine that Mitsubishi toted though.

And if you feel bad about the demise of the Lancer Evolution line, don’t be. It’s heart still lives on in Mitsubishi’s World Engine which has found its way into Chrysler’s, Hyundai’s and Fiat’s.