The Dutch may be a laid back and reserved bunch, but don’t mistake a general relaxed attitude with nonchalance. Even if these folks are perfectly happy sipping on coffee with friends during the dead of winter, they still know a thing or two about cars and what a special edition model entails.
Their idea is something like this limited run Ford Ka, called the ‘Grand Prix’, which Ford recently unveiled as an exclusive model for the fun-loving people of the Netherlands.
Coming in a choice of either Sunrise with Chrystal White accents or the other way around – Chrystal White with Sunrise accents – the Ford Ka Grand Prix has been aesthetically upgraded, making it unique from all other Ka models you’ll ever come across.
One of the most noticeable features of the Ka Grand Prix is the offsetting racing stripe that runs the length of the car. Typically, we’d expect these them to be in the middle of the car, but the stripes being on the driver side actually adds a little artistic panache. In addition to the racing stripe, the Ka Grand Prix also comes with a large rear spoiler, contrasting grilles and side mirrors, extra dark Privacy Glass and fog lamps, and a set of 16” alloy wheels. Inside the car, the same two-tone finish is visually evident as Ford dressed up the seats and the steering wheel in the same Sunrise-Chrystal White accent as the exterior. On top of the luxury dress-up, the Ka Grand Prix also has air conditioning, remote central locking, electric door windows, a CD player/audio system, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, and a height-adjustable wheel and driver’s seat.
Unfortunately, Ford will only be releasing 120 of the Ka Grand Prix and worse than that, the car will only be sold in the Netherlands. In case you are from the area, then you might want to reserve a piece for just €10,995, or about $15,600 based on current exchange rates.