Earlier this year, we reported on the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Editions. They were GSR (five-speed manual) only, but we didn't know whether or not Mitsubishi added any engine upgrades. We were sad to hear of the Evo's impending exit, and even more so when we found out that the 1,000 models of the Final Edition would only be sold in Japan.
Whether or not Mitsubishi heard our grief, it announced today that it will be sending 1,600 models of the Final Edition over to us. Priced at $37,995, it will be about $3,000 more expensive that the regular Evo X.
The Final Edition will make 303 bhp and 305 ft.-lbs. of torque (up from the 291 bhp 300 ft.-lbs. of torque from the standard version), which will be driven to all four wheels. Like the Final Edition in Japan, the U.S.-spec Final Editions will also be limited to the GSR models.
Cosmetically, the cars will have a Final Edition badge on the rear, as well as a black aluminum roof, gunmetal gray rims, and a dark chrome front grille. Buyers can choose from either white, red, gray, or blue exterior paint.
We're not sure what's going to come after the Evo X. We've heard rumors about a hybrid crossover replacement. Whatever it is, we hope it will be just as cool as the outgoing Evo X.