The statement from Mitsubishi Motors earlier this year was the final blow to speculations that the Lancer Evolution may live on for years to come. Over the last two decades the Lancer Evolution has been a name that spelt success for the company in the retail markets and in motorsports as well. Mitsubishi, as a token of appreciation for the Evolution nameplate, might be working on a final series of which approximately only 2,000 will be made.
Don Swearingen, executive vice president at Mitsubishi Motors North America has revealed that the car might be commercialised with the "Special Action Model" moniker.
According to speculations the 2,000 units of the car made will be based on the GSR variant of the car and will feature a five-speed manual gearbox and tweaks to the suspension. The 2.0-litre engine will get power in excess of 400bhp and a peak torque of more than 500Nm similar to the FQ-440 MRof, a special edition launched in the UK.
We are not sure if this model might be introduced in India owing to Mitsubishi’s flagging automotive business in India. But a few of the Evolution fans in India who can afford the “Special Action Model” might as well go ahead and buy it.