THAT’S FI­NAL OVER AND OUT FOR THE EVO BUT WE GIVE IT ONE MORE CRACK

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - CAR GUIDE - Peter Barn­well

THERE will be a tear in the eye of many per­for­mance car en­thu­si­asts at the demise of Mit­subishi’s Evo­lu­tion Lancer.

It’s been around for nearly 25 years and has won a le­gion of fans.

This sta­tus was partly due to the ex­ploits of one Tommi Maki­nen who took an Evo to the pin­na­cle of world cham­pi­onship ral­ly­ing in the late 1990s.

The Fi­nal Edi­tion Evo 10 is avail­able now, with 150 units only up for grabs at a price of $53,700.

PRE­MIUM

SPEC­I­FI­CA­TION in­cludes a swag of pre­mium com­po­nents from highly re­garded sup­pli­ers/man­u­fac­tur­ers – BBS 18-inch forged al­loy wheels, Brembo brakes, Bil­stein dampers, Eibach springs and Rockford Fos­gate au­dio to name a few

It’s es­sen­tially an Evo 10 with the op­tional Per­for­mance Pack thrown in for an ex­tra 1000 bucks.

Our version of the Fi­nal Edi­tion has more power – the most ever in an Evo, rated at 226kW/414Nm ar­rived at through bet­ter gas flow through the en­gine and a re­cal­i­brated en­gine com­puter. It has a five-speed man­ual only.

The en­gine re­mains mostly un­changed at a 2.0-litre turbo four cylin­der with MIVEC vari­able

Mit­subishi’s Lancer Evo­lu­tion Fi­nal Edi­tion.

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