The 2015 Motor Sport Japan was held on April 11 and 12. Mitsubishi launched the final edition of the Lancer Evolution X. It is limited to only 1,000 units and the price is at 4,298,400 yen. This model is scheduled to be released around August. There are no clear details regarding its specification yet, but its engine power is enhanced in a level that is worthy of a final model.
Its highlight is the engine output. General models have 300ps, but this model was equipped with improvised sodium-filled exhaust valves and it is said that it outruns the 308ps of its rival car, the Subaru WRX STI. Further details will be officially announced in August.
Aside from that, its various exclusive equipments are being revealed as of the moment. The final edition was developed with the aim to create a “mature Lan Evo”, which indeed matches the concluding model, and it was wrapped up with features exclusive to this model’s exterior. One of these is the blackout roof. It is materialized with a flow-like thick design with its front grille plated in glossy black and chrome combined with the bonnet air outlet that is also coated in glossy black.
They also used a dark metallic-colored BBS wheel that is similar to this design. Moreover, the BBS logo on the center cap is engraved in gold letters, thus it adds up to its fine quality. For its suspension system, the Bilstein, which was made available as an option, will be a standard equipment. Its rear part is also engraved with a “final edition” emblem.
Its interior part was designed in black leather studded with red stitches, and its ceiling was also painted black, which makes its space look thick and bold. Its serial number plate is placed in front of the shift knob. Moreover, to foster “happiness in ownership” of the owners, from the three diamond marks that commonly appears as a display when you turn on the ignition, it will be rewritten into graphics for exclusive use.
The Lancer Evolution X final edition reservations are currently available through dealer companies all over Japan. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, these limited 1,000 units of Lancer Evolution are the last units of this model. Officials of Mitsubishi had their say, “We are saddened by the end of production of the Lancer Evolution, but we are glad to have been reassured of the love of everyone who patronizes this model. The production of the Lancer Evolution models will end, but the 4WD technology cultivated in the Lancer Evolution and the Mitsubishi sport genes will certainly be instilled in the new generation models.”
(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)