Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition marks end of the road for the highly-celebrated Japanese sports sedan
There were two Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition cars in North America and now the last of which has been sold in an auction. Last December saw the penultimate piece of the iconic sportscar from the Japanese brand fetching $ 46,200 and in another auction the last ever Lancer Evo manufactured in North America has been sold for $76,400.
The money fetched from the auction has been given to Feeding America Riverside|San Bernardino and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. These charities will be serving meals for 230,000 underprivileged people. Moreover, the last example of the Lancer Evolution Final Edition marks end of the road for the legendary sports sedan.
Delighted by the auction results, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Don Swearingen, stated that the US1600 car generated so much interest and commanded a top price. Additionally, it ensured a fitting end to the Evolution nameplate that was well-received worldwide.
The auction took place on September 8 on eBay at 9 a.m. PT and concluded yesterday at 9:00 a.m. PT. The final unit of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution sported a Diamond White Pearl paint finish with a contrasting blackened roof. It featured bi-xenon HID headlights, set of dark-chrome Enkei alloy wheels with same front grille surround, etc. As for the interiors, the center console box is gloss black with a serial number plaque reading US1600, red contrast stitching on sports seats, shift knob, steering wheel, console lid, floormats, e-brake handle and a black headliner.
Power is sourced from the company’s famed 2.0-litre MIVEC turbocharged, four-cylinder, engine which is good enough to develop a maximum power output of 303 hp and 414 Nm of peak torque. It comes linked with a five-speed manual transmission sending power to an all-wheel drive system. The most powerful volume-produced Evolution variant ever built was adorned with Bilstein shock absorbers, Eibach springs with the front axle utilizing Brembo two-piece rotors.