It is always a sad moment for us petrolheads when you hear that a model as beloved as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo would be stopping production soon. But, love it or hate it, the tenth iteration of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo will be the last Lancer to roll out of Mitsubishi. Yeah, there will be no Lancer Evo XI, at least for the forseeable future.
There’s a silver lining in every cloud though. As befitting its considerable exploits on and off the tarmac, the Lancer will be sent off in style. In a Q&A session with Jalopnik, Don Swearingen, executive vice president at Mitsubishi Motors North America, let slip that they will be producing a limited edition model of the 2015 Evo (pictured).
Although he didn’t say anything specific, we can report that the special edition will feature more horsepower, more style, and better handling. Built specifically for the US market, it will be produced in limited numbers, somewhere around the 2000-2500 units mark. And yeah, transmission will be a GSR 5-speed unit.
The current 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is powered by a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder 2.0-litre engine producing 294 PS of peak power at 6,500 rpm and 406 Nm of max torque at 4,000 rpm. Transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed manual for the GSR trim level, while the premium MR model gets a 6-speed Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST).
That’s one way to send off a beloved car into the sunset.