The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has been around for nearly the last decade, but Mitsubishi has announced it’s time to say goodbye to the high-performance vehicle.
A Dramatic Send-Off
The Mitsubishi company has stated there will be no replacement for the car, however, it’s not going out without a bang. The 1600th Final Edition will be auctioned off on eBay by Mitsubishi Motors North America and the proceeds given to charity. While many are disappointed by the end of its production, fans may not necessarily be surprised by the news, as the Evo was canceled in several other markets across the globe.
The Final Edition
While the Final Edition vehicle resembles the debut Evo with its manual transmission, the tenth-generation vehicle has added trim upgrades, sleek wheels, and better suspension. The 1600 limited-edition vehicles were designed with a numbered interior plaque that marks its place in history. Car and Driver’s speed tests of the Evo indicate the all-wheel drive vehicle can reach 60 miles an hour in 4.4 seconds and 104 miles an hour in 13.3 seconds. While this shows that the 303 horsepower vehicle isn’t shabby in terms of speed, drivers can’t ignore the fact the technology is a decade old. The lack of updates is considered part of the vehicle’s downfall.
An Auction to Remember
The Final Edition car, referred to as US1600 by Mitsubishi, will be shown on eBay Motors subsite for a week. Proceeds from the sale of the car will go to two foodbanks, Feeding America Riverside of San Bernardino and Second Harvest Food Bank, which serves Orange County. The final Evo is sure to fetch a premium price, but is expected to have a turnout of Evo fans who are willing to pay whatever price it takes to own the limited-edition vehicle.