THE VERY LAST MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION SELLS TO BENEFIT CHARITY
The very last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution hammered away at an online auction for a winning bid of $76,400. As with the first Final Edition Lancer Evo, the proceeds will be donated to charity. However, unlike the previous $46,200 donation to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, this last Final Edition’s auction money will go towards two food banks -- Feeding America Riverside / San Bernardino and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Mitsubishi built just 1,600 of these Lancer Evo Final Edition models. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, the Lancer Evo sent 303 hp and 305 lb-ft of twist through a five-speed manual transmission to all four of the Yokohama-wrapped Enkei wheels. The special-edition Evos were tuned more aggressively than the run-of-the-mill Lancer Evos, which were rated at 291 hp and 300 lb-ft (and are gone, too). Over 10 generations, three of which actually came to the United States, the Lancer Evo has become a staple at rally stages, drag strips and road courses alike. While we’re sad to see the Lancer Evo fade away, we are curious what Mitsubishi will build to try to fill the void -- if anything.