First Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Final Edition Auctioned for Charity

The broken hearts of Mitsubishi enthusiasts around the world have only just now begun the healing process after Mitsubishi announced the impending death of the Lancer Evolution, and the beleaguered Japanese manufacturer reopened raw wounds by cheerfully announcing a “Final Edition” set for release this year. Now, the automaker revealed the first Final Edition off the production line will be auctioned off for a charity supporting Multiple Sclerosis research.

The Evo headed to the charity auction will be the first of 1,600 Final Editions destined for the U.S., each of which receive special modifications. Based on the Evo GSR, the Final Edition packs 303 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, a boost of 12 hp and 5 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder sends power to all four wheels through a five-speed manual transmission.

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The suspension gets a few upgrades as well, with two-piece Brembo brakes in the front, Bilstein shocks, and Eibach springs that were previously available only on the more expensive, dual-clutch-only Evo MR.

Each Final Edition comes with a numbered plaque, from 1-1,600, and is available in four different colors, including Pearl White, Rally Red, Mercury Gray, and Octane Blue.

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The first of the Final Editions was put up for auction on eBay, and despite the desirable serial number, the historical significance of the car, and all proceeds from the sale benefiting charity, the car has only garnered only four bids in the past seven days, with just three days of bidding left to go at the time of writing. The bid currently stands at $38,900, only $95 over the car’s MSRP.

Want to grab what might be one of the most important and desirable Evos ever offered for sale? Check out the auction here and bid big and bid often.

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