Just got back from Mitsubishi's press conference, where they unveiled the 2009 Lancer Ralliart. For what will likely be a lot less money than the Evo, it comes with most of that car's goodness. Same sequential dual-clutch manual transmission. Same all-wheel-drive system. Same aggressive front-end design. The differences? A bit less power from the 2.0 turbo four (235 hp instead of just under 300) and a rear wing that doesn't completely obsucre your view to the rear. With less-extreme suspension tuning than the Evo, it'll likely be better suited to the daily drive, while still offering plenty of fun when you're in the mood.
Much as I love the Evo (though I haven't yet driven the latest version), it, like the Subaru STi, may be a little too hardcore for some customers. It may also be a little too expensive to ensure, particularly for younger enthusiasts. For a lot less money, the Ralliart (and its major competitor, the "regular" WRX), will offer plenty of speed with most of the same driving thrills. And a bit more comfort to boot.