Mitsubishi invented the four-door sportcar genre with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. The car is considered as a benchmark in the industry. Automakers till date try to build something to compete the legend but they themselves admit their failure. The proof of the car’s unmatched build quality is the fact that it saw 10 generations. The last edition was the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. Out of which three were sold in the United States for over 12 years. This is the reason, the Japanese manufacturer decided to offer 1,600 numbered Evo Final Edition to U.S market. Each of the 1,600 cars will be numbered near the gearbox and another ‘Final Edition’ badge will appear on the bootlid. The company launched a video that shows the making of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Final Edition.
This video made it to our Video of the Day. The video features the entire conversion from aluminium plates to the legendary car. Yes, aluminium as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo is made of aluminium rather than steel. The video starts with the aluminium plates coming into the facility followed by its conversion into different parts like doors, hood, etc. It ends with the dealership delivering the car to a customer.
If you have been an Evo fan like me, the production of the final edition will make you feel your heart. This is the last time the showrooms will have Evo’s in it. The Mitsubishi Evo X was launched in India in 2011 but it did not win much hearts. However, it has been an enthusiast attraction since the beginning.
Coming back to the final edition, the car will be powered by a 2.0-liter, MIVEC DOHC, 16-valve, inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 303 HP and 414 NM of peak torque. This engine is mated on a 5-speed manual gearbox. This will be a very special car for the Mitsubishi followers as it bids farewell to the most energetic rally car.
Enjoy the video below. Happy Motoring ! 🙂