Not long to go before time is finally called on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution – the last builds of the Evo X Final Edition are going along, and the automaker has come up with a celebratory video highlighting production of the final iteration of the type.

Only 1,000 units of the special edition version of the high-performance 4WD sedan will be built, and reportedly all have been accounted for. Deliveries are ongoing, with final shipment to customers expected to be completed by March 2016.

This special specification car is based on a Japanese-spec Evolution X GSR variant, and features a slight power hike to its 2.0 litre 4B11 MIVEC turbo unit, the edition boasting 313 PS at 6,500 rpm and 429 Nm at 3,500 rpm for output numbers.

Equipment includes new Bilstein absorbers and Eibach springs and BBS 18-inch alloys, as well as the expected commemorative markings in the form of badging and serial number plaque. A fine farewell for the legendary Lancer Evo nameplate then, but it’s not the end of the Evo moniker – it has been reported that the much-heralded lineage will be continued by a high-performance hybrid SUV model. Whatever transpires, it won’t be quite the same.