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