Last Lancer Evolution Final Edition Auctioned for $76,400
The last ever Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution produced in the US was sold at an auction in early September for a whopping $76,400. The normal price of a Lancer Evo is around $40,000 less. The money from the auction will go to benefit two California food banks, the Riverside/San Bernardino chapter of Feeding America and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County in honor of Hunger Action Month.
Mitsubishi made just 1,600 Lancer Evo Final Edition models, which feature a turbocharged I4 engine with an output of 303 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, higher than the normal Evo’s 291 hp, and a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Lancer Evolution was introduced in Japan in 1992 and wasn’t brought to the US until 2003, when Mitsubishi Motors North America realized the success of the Subaru Impreza WRX and wanted a direct competitor for that model. Since then the Evo has become one of the most beloved sports cars in the US and evolved through three of its ten generations here. The final Evo generation was launched in 2008 and hasn’t seen significant redesigns since.
There are still 2015 Lancer Evo Final Editions and other trim levels available for sale, so if you want to get your hands on one of the last Evos, do it soon!