special editions

special editions

  Special Editions and limited production cars. Those cars usually offer packaged options and interior trims to celebrate special events such as model anniversary, movie release, celebrity signature or co-branding. They usually come up a few month to a year before the car get a more serious facelift

Back in December of last year, German tuner DMC unveiled one of the nastiest tuning packages made for the Lamborghini Aventador .

It was called the LP900 Spezial Version and in so many words, it was just nuts. Mind-blowing nuts.

At that time, DMC promised to build only 10 kits of the LP900 SV and limited it to clients who already owned a regular Molto Veloce kit for the Aventador. And even then, the owners were still subjected to a thorough screening process from DMC with only 10 getting the opportunity to own the unique "aftermarket of an aftermarket program".

So as you can see, the LP900 SV is about as rare as a pink unicorn with winged hooves. That’s why it’s big news when DMC unveils these models, which they actually did with one of them.

This sparkling piece of aftermarket awesomeness is the third kit of the lot, yet appropriately numbered 2/10 to account for the "0" prototype.

It still carries all of the aftermarket wonders DMC installed to it, highlighted by the massive engine upgrade that saw the output from its 6.5-liter V-12 engine shoot up from 700 horsepower all the way up to 900 horsepower. DMC didn’t reveal the program’s performance numbers, but there’s no reason to believe that this rocket can hit close to 230 when it has its legs all stretched out.

Click past the jump to read about the Lamborghini Aventador LP900 Spezial Version

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Mercedes has just announced the addition of an even more powerful version to its C-Class lineup. Called C63 AMG "Edition 507" – the “507” is a clear indication of the engine’s output - the new model will use much of the same technology as the SLS AMG supercar. The new elements - including forged pistons, connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft - will transform the new "Edition 507" into a more powerful, yet lighter sports model.

The new C63 AMG "Edition 507" will also be distinguished by design elements seen on models like the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series . These extra styling elements combined with the anticipated power hike definitely get our attention.

So, if you happen to be one of those crazy people that think the 451-horsepower C63 AMG is just a little too timid for you, the "Edition 507" just might be the car for you. Or maybe you would prefer a fighter jet; better yet, a rocket ship… Yeah, that may satisfy your itch for speed!

UPDATE 07/04/2013: Mercedes has released pricing details for the new C63 AMG "507 Edition" for the U.S. and German markets. More details after the jump.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Mercedes C63 AMG "Edition 507".

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The 2013 Honda Civic Tour will start in less than a month, and it looks like this year Honda fans will have one more reason to wait for it. Honda in cooperation with Maroon 5 will offer fans the chance to win a Honda Civic Si Coupe and Honda CBR250R motorcycle, both of them customized by Maroon 5.

The Civic Si by Maroon 5 is distinguished by a race-inspired exterior look and a body kit developed by Honda Factory Performance. The passenger door is signed by Maroon 5 members, Adam Levine and James Valentine, and the hood features a large "5" graphic. The Civic sits on special wheels designed by Honda Factory Performance and offered in a shade of red and black. The motorcycle also features custom graphics and wheels.

All you have to do to enter the contest is visiting Honda.us/M5Civic or Honda.us/M5Bike.

Click past the jump to read more about the Honda Civic SI.

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The current Mercedes SLS lineup is quickly filling up with a Coupe , a Roadster , a GT3 version , and, sometime in the near future, an E-Cell version. However, Mercedes isn’t done yet. As promised yesterday the fifth model in the line-up has been officially announced today: the SLS AMG Black Series.

The new SLS Black Series has borrowed some of the styling cues seen first on the GT3 version and of course combines them with some of the usual Black Series design elements. But first Mercedes worked on reducing the car’s total weight: they added lots of carbon fiber elements, a new titanium-made exhaust system, new wheels and some lightweight sports seats. As a result the new Black Series is about 154 pounds lighter than the current model.

When you add an improved engine under the hood: a 622-horsepowerV-8 engine, you will easily notice that the car’s performance numbers have also improved: the 0-to-60 mph sprint time drops 0.2 seconds and top speed is now 195 mph.

Updated 07/03/2013: Mercedes revealed today prices for the 2014 SLS Black Series. Click past the jump to find put how much you’ll have to pay to drive this exclusive supercar.

Hit the jump to read more about the new Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series.

The Suby WRX hit showrooms in the U.S. market in 2000, but its roots are far deeper in the Japanese market. In Japan, Subaru unleashed the wild Impreza WRX in 1992 with an astounding 237 horsepower under its hood. In the same year, Subaru also release the Type RA variant of the WRX, which was essentially a tripped down model that was intended for racing, thanks to its lack of features, lighter curb weight, tighter gear ratios and driver-controlled center differentials. In 1999, Subaru produced its final Type RA WRX and the following year, the Impreza WRX made its debut in the U.S.

Here we are, nearly 14 years since the last Type RA WRX made its way out of a Subaru factory and the Japanese automaker has just announced that it is resurrecting the famed moniker with the new WRX STI tS Type RA. On the outside, this model looks like any other old four-door WRX spec C found in Japanese dealers, but under the skin it is a whole different ballgame.

This beastly sedan features all of the suspension and braking upgrades needed to make it a true track monster. Additionally, its optional Tangerine Orange Pearl paint will certainly help you pick it out from a crowded parking lot.

Click past the jump to read all about the WRX STI tS Type RA

Like most collaborations in the auto industry, Mercedes ’ partnership with luxury menswear brand Spencer Hart is more than just two names joining together in one press release.

There’s always a special-edition car, and in this case, that car is the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake .

Both Mercedes and Spencer Hart are known for being brands that put elegance, style and glamour in high accord. So, it was no surprise that the special-edition CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake that the latter designed carries all of those characteristics with it.

If there was ever a fashion icon and a luxury ride that best epitomize each others strength in quality, it’s Spencer Hart and the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake.

There’s definitely something to be said of this partnership, and as the final product has come to show us, Hart and the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake are really both made for each other.

Click past the jump to read about what Spencer Hart did to the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake

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Ford developed yet another great one-off edition that will be auctioned at the Gathering of Eagles charity event on Thursday, August 1st. The special edition is based on a 2014 Ford Mustang GT and was built to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds - the fastest, multi-jet flight demonstration team in the world.

This special Mustang GT Thunderbirds Edition features a custom brilliant white paint with red and blue accents, plus numerous logos and markings inspired by the Thunderbirds F-16 Falcon Falcon aircraft. Next to the special paint, this unique Mustang GT features handcrafted front and rear body elements, a unique belly pan and a set of custom 22-inch wheels.

For the interior, the model adds a modified navigation screen, instrument cluster and drops the rear seats. Both the driver and front passenger enjoy Recaro seats with embroidered Thunderbird elements. Additionally, the Thunderbird model also features unique sill plates and puddle lamps that project the aircraft silhouette when the doors open.

Next to the exterior and interior updates, Ford Racing also added a supercharger, suspension handling pack and Brembo brakes. Though Ford didn’t release the specifications on this special edition, Ford Racing’s website lists a series of superchargers that boost the 5.0-liter engine to between 525 and624 horsepower.

Updated 08/05/2013: The new Mustang GT Thunderbirds Edition was auctioned at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction for an impressive $398,000. All the proceeds will go to the EAA Young Eagles program.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ford Mustang GT.

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On June 30, 1953, the first Corvette rolled out from the company’s plant in Flint, Michigan. Now, the company decided to mark the 60th anniversary of the Corvette with the introduction of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition. The model will also mark the production launch of the seventh-generation Corvette on June 28, 2013 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The new Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition is limited to only 500 units and is based on the top-of-the-line 3LT trim level. The new limited edition will feature Laguna Blue Tintcoat paint combined with a Brownstone suede interior.

To further identify the model, Chevrolet equipped it with a "stinger" hood stripe, "Stingray" logos on the door-sill plates and wheel caps. It will also come with the Z51 Performance Package with Magnetic Selective Ride Control, a carbon-fiber roof and a variable-tuned performance exhaust system.

Also, each unit will be offered with a custom Corvette branded luggage from Thule. Chevrolet has yet to unveil the pricing on this limited model.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Corvette Stingray.

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You should know by now that Mercedes has recently started celebrating the launch of a new model on the market with the unveiling of a special "Edition 1" version of it. Next in line for this treatment is the new CLA 45 AMG , as Mercedes has just announced the CLA 45 AMG Edition 1 series that will be put on sale in September when the standard CLA 45 AMG arrives.

Just like with the A45 AMG Edition 1 , the only updates to the CLA 45 AMG Edition 1 are on the exterior and the interior, but they are just enough to transform the look of the car.

The new CLA 45 AMG Edition 1 receives a very cool coloring package, with a standard black or white paint combined with red accents, AMG stripes and, of course, a new set of special wheels. The interior offers the same black and red theme and numerous "Edition 1" badges.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Edition 1.

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Chrysler has unveiled the first details on a new limited-edition vehicle set to be unveiled at next month’s Chicago Auto Show. The new Mopar ’13 Dodge Dart will join the current lineup of limited-edition vehicles offered by Mopar: Mopar ’10 Dodge Challenger , Mopar ’11 Dodge Charger and Mopar ’12 Chrysler 300 .

This special Dart will be distinguished by a gloss-black finish with a pair of car-length Mopar Blue stripes, plus a very cool aerodynamic kit and an updated interior.

The new Dodge Dart Mopar ’13 will be limited to only 500 units, and will be put into production this spring at the company’s assembly plant in Belvidere, Illinois. Each customer will also get a limited-edition sketch of the vehicle signed by Mark Trostle, Chrysler Group Chief Designer for the Mopar Brand.

Updated 01/31/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.

UPDATE 06/13/13: Dodge has released pricing details for the Dart Mopar ’13. Click past the jump to read at least how much it’s going to cost you to own one.
Hit the jump to read more about the Mopar ’13 Dodge Dart.


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