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The three-diamond brand has begun taking orders, in Japan, for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition.

Based on the Evolution GSR, the Final Edition features a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, which has been upgraded with sodium-filled exhaust valves. Power is delivered to the ground via a five-speed manual transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

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No word yet from Mitsubishi on how much power and torque it has extracted from the turbo motor for the Final Edition, but the smart money is that it won’t be anywhere near the 353kW figure quoted for the Final Edition Concept, which made its debut at the beginning of year the Tokyo Auto Salon.

The Final Edition rides on 18-inch BBS alloy wheels fitted with 245/40 rubber. Suspension components come from Bilstein and Eibach, while stopping power is provided by a Brembo braking package with four-piston calipers at the front and two-piston units at the rear.

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Externally, there’s Final Edition badging and a shiny black grille. The Final Edition will be available in five colours (red, grey, black, blue and white); buyers can choose between either a white or black roof.

On the inside, the cabin features part-leather Recaro bucket seats, and leather with contrasting red stitching for the steering wheel, shift knob and brake handle.

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Just 1000 Final Edition Lancer Evolutions will be built, with prices starting from 4.3 million yen ($46,600). Order books are now open, but deliveries won’t begin until August this year.




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