As we already know, Mitsubishi will soon retire the Lancer Evolution X, putting an end to the legendary ‘Evo’ series. However, before saying goodbye to the much-loved sports sedan for good, the Japanese automaker will introduce a final iteration of the model called the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Concept at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon.
Based on the GSR variant, the Evo X Final Concept gets a slew of mechanical upgrades including an HKS turbocharger, revised intake, exhaust and fuel systems, new cooling system and ECU, resulting in a whopping 473 hp output. The 2.0-litre four-banger is mated to a five-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive.
It will come only in matte black, along with glossy bits on the roof and rear spoiler, and a dark chrome finish on the grille. The ride has been enhanced with 19-inch RAYS forged aluminium wheels, Yokohama Volk Racing G25 tyres as well as HKS height adjustable sport suspension.
According to Don Swearingen, Executive VP of Mitsubishi Motors North America, the Final Concept will arrive to the US next year, in a limited production number between 2,000 to 2,500 units.