A Mitsubishi representative has disclosed more details about the last hurrah being planned for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

A Mitsubishi representative has disclosed more details about the last hurrah being planned for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

Back in late August we heard a rumor about a final Lancer Evo being prepared and now Don Swearingen, an executive vice president at Mitsubishi Motors North America has shed some light about the car which will be commercialized with the "Special Action Model" moniker.  Approximately 2,000 units will be made based on the GSR variant and all will have a five-speed gearbox and suspension upgrades.

More importantly, output of the four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged engine will be increased compared to the 2015MY which has 291 bhp (217 kW) and 300 lb-ft (406 Nm). Chances are the output will lifted closer to the 440 bhp (328 kW) and 412 lb-ft (558 Nm) level inside the FQ-440 MR, a special edition launched earlier this year in UK and limited to 40 cars.

Don't hold your breath for a new Evo as Swearingen said the model's "time has come and gone."

Note: 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (US-spec) pictured.

Final Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution details emerge, coming with more power