Mitsubishi is finally kissing its cult status performance car good-bye with a final edition that it will sell in Japan.
It will only built 1,000 of the “Final Edition” Lancer Evolutions featuring suspension enhancements and edition-specific trim pieces. Unfortunately, the limited-edition car won’t come with the 480-hp engine that the concept preview (pictured) it displayed during the Tokyo Auto Salon earlier this year had. Instead it gets 18-inch BBS wheels, either a black or white roof panel and one of five paint colors for the roof.
The interior comes with the same Recaro bucket seats as other versions of the Evo trimmed in black leather as is the steering wheel, shift knob, and hand brake that are also all stitched with red thread.
Despite the fact that Mitsubishi didn’t include the especially powerful engine from the concept, the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant gets sodium-filled exhaust valves that will increase engine output although the company didn’t say by how much.
So far, Mitsubishi hasn’t said it plans to offer the Final Edition in the U.S.