Mitsubishi details Lancer Evolution Final Edition for US market

The Evo\'s 2.0-liter inline four has been retuned to deliver 12 extra horsepower and a bit more torque.

Mitsubishi has detailed the 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition for the US market.

Based on the current GSR model, the Final Edition brings a few unique exterior and interior enhancements and a retuned engine. Its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four delivers 202 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque -- up 12 ponies from the standard package, but a few short of the Japanese version. A traditional five-speed manual gearbox is the exclusive transmission choice.

The Final Edition is visually distinguished by a black painted aluminum roof and dark chrome Enkei alloy wheels. A gloss black center bumper, black hood air outlet and dark chrome grille surround complete the look, contrasted against Pearl White, Rally Red, Mercury Gray or Octane Blue bodywork.

The high-performance sedan sits on Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs all around, while two-piece Brembo rotors help save weight and improve brake performance.

On the inside, occupants are greeted by a numbered plaque highlighting the limited run of just 1,600 units. The Final Edition color theme is also maintained with a black headliner, pillars, sun visors and assist handles, with red contrast stitching on the steering wheel, seats, shift knob, console lid and e-brake handle.

"The Final Edition model pays homage to Evo's remarkable place in automotive history and takes it one step further as the most powerful mass-production Lancer Evolution ever built," said MMNA executive VP Don Swearingen.

Each US-bound Final Edition sedan commands $37,995, representing a $3,500 premium over the standard GSR trim.

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