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One of the last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution units up for grabs

Mitsubishi has made its last bunch of Lancer Evolutions. If you’re like us, this will make you sad. But a pick-me-up might just arrive with the news that one of the very last is still up for grabs.

The Lancer Evolution Final Edition—no. 1,600 of a 1,600-strong run for the American market—is being auctioned online in the US, and as we write, has a few days or so left to run. And just to crank the goodness up even further, all the proceeds of its sale go to a pair of charities fighting hunger.

While the UK’s end-of-line Evo X was a 440hp madcap special, the US got something slightly tamer, in the form of the 303hp Final Edition. It still has a highly wound-up 2.0-liter turbo engine, four-wheel drive and much differential-based magic. Its gearbox is also a nice traditional manual.

What comes next for the Lancer Evo is as yet unknown. Mitsubishi’s new focus on hybrid models means it could reinvent itself as a petrol-electric performance car, while others have speculated it will die completely. Either way, picking up one of the last to be produced could prove a sage move. Got an itchy bidding finger?

One of the last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution units up for grabs

One of the last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution units up for grabs

One of the last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution units up for grabs

One of the last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution units up for grabs

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made. 

 


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