Mitsubishi’s North American arm will auction the first Lancer Evolution Final Edition, which will be the last of the series. Number 1 of the 1,600 produced for the U.S. market will go under the hammer with proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The automaker started the online auction for the performance model 10 days in advance, on November 11, and will end it on November 21, at the MS Dinner Auction at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado. Those interested in the #1 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Final Evolution can place their bids on eBay, where the car has a price of $37,201.05, at the time of writing.
The high-performance sedan is the last hurrah for the current model, at least in the four-door body style, as Mitsubishi chairman and CEO, Osamu Masuko, confirmed last month. However, the company’s official admitted that the “Evo” name might appear on a high-performance SUV.
The Lancer Evo Final Edition is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder DOHC turbocharged and intercooled engine, producing 303 HP (307 PS) and 305 lb-ft (413 Nm) of torque. Each car gets some visual tweaks and a plaque keeping track of its factory number. On the U.S. market, prices have been set at $37,995, excluding destination.