The end of the line has arrived for the storied Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, a compact car with genuine supercar-rivaling performance. But before the Evo drives on into the sunset, Mitsubishi will send it off with a limited run of “Final Edition” cars.
Mitsubishi jump-started its ordering process for the Final Edition series in the Japanese market earlier this year, which will receive 1,000 of the special Lancer Evo cars. Later this year, 1,600 final Evo Lancers will make their way to the North American market.
And it begs the question—what will replace the compact super sedan? Likely, a super SUV. Mitsubishi executives have previously noted their intent to deliver the power and enjoyment of the Evo…just in a larger platform, which makes a hotter-than-hot Outlander Sport look even more plausible.