Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Concept Final Bids Farewell

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Mitsubishi is teasing a possible final edition of the legendary Lancer Evolution at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon.

Sporting an impressive 473 hp, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Concept Final features some of the finest tuning products available from Japan including an HKS upgraded turbo, intake, exhaust, fuel management system and ECU software. For those keeping track, that’s 182 HP more than the factory model but it isn’t unfamiliar territory for veteran Lancer Evolution tuners. HKS also outfitted the Evo X Concept Final with a set of its Hipermax Max4 SP adjustable coilovers while wheels come courtesy of Volk Racing with its G25 model sized at 19 inch and wrapped with Yokohama Advan rubber.

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It’s unclear whether or not this will become a limited edition, final production model for the Evo X, but it might only be Mitsubishi’s way of paying respect to the model and how Japanese tuners have embraced the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine since its introduction. Then again, if you own an Evo it wouldn’t be out of the question to buy and install all of those parts.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • RYan RYan on Jan 27, 2015

    My big question is, if they know all this stuff is so awesome why isnt this standard for the model? If you know people will want a bigger turbo and the HKS ECU why not just sell all Evos with these parts.

    • Jack Jack on Jan 27, 2015

      That takes the fun out of the car. The car is basically modded. And a lot of people like the modding process and have their own taste in the journey to more power. Whether it be different brands or different products. Its obviously going to cost more so whats the difference if they charge you extra for the extra parts or if they sell it stock and you put in the money for the extra parts? It would probably be cheaper to do it yourself anyway.

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