Not a dry eye in the house for last Mitsubishi Evo X video
Say what you will about the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution; we’re going to miss this one when it’s gone. Japan’s rally car for the street is officially being phased out, and production is ending in Japan. But not before one Final Edition, and a final video showing the turbocharged, all-wheel-drive wonder being built.
In Japan, the Final Edition is limited to a run of just 1,000 units. It’s based on the GSR model with the five-speed manual transmission, but comes with performance goodies like Bilstein shocks, Eibach springs, Recaro seats, Brembo brakes, and more. See it for yourself in the gallery, below.
Over the course of 23 years, there have been 10 generations of the Lancer Evolution. And while Evo X might not be our favorite (this author much prefers Evo IX, for what it’s worth), it’s still sad to see Mitsubishi’s iconic, winged sedan head to the grave. A sign of the times, Mitsubishi says the Evo “will be replaced in spirit” by a high-power, hybrid SUV. That’s a tall order, and doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense, but we’ll see.
For now, say goodbye to the Evo X by watching the final production video, above. And just be thankful Subaru still makes its lovely WRX STI.