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

Dodge is expanding its Blacktop lineup with the addition of a new special edition based on the Durango . The new Durango Blacktop Edition is based on the Rallye and the R/T trim levels, and adds $295 to the SUV’s total price.

The model can be ordered in Bright White, Brilliant Black, Granite Crystal, Billet Silver and Redline Red, and is combined with a distinctive gloss-black crosshair grille and gloss-black 20-inch aluminum wheels with gloss-black center caps.

For the interior, the Blacktop models receive premium Digital Suede seat inserts complemented by Capri bolsters and red accent stitching. A power 12-way driver’s seat with power lumbar is available for an additional $595.

Under the hood, the Durango keeps the usual 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that delivers a total of 295 horsepower on the Rallye models and a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces a hefty 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque on the R/T versions.

SpeedTV has prepared a very big surprise for its annual coverage of the Barrett-Jackson automobile auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. They will give-away a 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang HFB Special Edition and all you have to do to enter is to take part in Speed’s Hagerty Fantasy Bid process and you’re automatically eligible. The winner will be announced on Sunday, Jan. 20.

This one-off Shelby GT500 Mustang HFB Special Edition will be loaded with performance upgrades, including a Ford Racing lowering kit, hydraulic hood struts, full-length stainless-steel headers with high-flow catalytic converters, a Borla exhaust system, high-flow air filter and an Ice Nine modified air intake. The final output hasn’t been revealed just yet, but Speed announced this one-off HFB edition will deliver more than 800 horsepower.

The car will feature an all-black exterior combined with W2 Graphics’ flat black stripe kit and a set of aftermarket wheels wrapped in Nitto 20-by-9.5-inch front and 20-by-11-inch Drag Radial rear tires. For the interior, the model adds custom-made front and rear seats featuring black suede inserts, black carbon-fiber stripes and blue stitching.

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While waiting for the upcoming ForTwo , Smart has unveiled another special edition based on the current ForTwo called the CityFlame edition. This new special edition is in both coupe and cabrio styles, and draped in flame yellow paint. The model will be priced at €14,490 (about $19,000 at the current exchange rates). There will be only 2,400 units built, so its rareness alone should make it a pretty desired ForTwo.

This very cool yellow paint will be combined with black highlights on the tridion safety cell and a set of exclusive black 3-double-spoke alloy wheels and the black side-view-mirror caps.

For the interior, Smart added high-quality seats in black leather optic with yellow leather inserts and a black instrument panel with the same yellow stitching. The model also received a 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with shift paddles and yellow stitching, and specially produced floor mats embroidered with the logo "cityflame".

UPDATE 04/17/13: Smart has released pricing for the special edition ForTwo City Flame Edition. The base price for the vehicle is £10,995, which is about $16,800 based on current exchange rates.

Land Rover knows that they have a gem in the Range Rover Evoque . With over 100,000 models sold in its first full year of sales, the Evoque’s popularity is only growing by the day.

So what better way to add more spike on that popularity than to release a special-edition Evoque that gives a completely fresh color scheme to the British SUV.

We don’t know about you, but this Sicilian Yellow Edition Evoque looks downright amazing. The ultimate compliment that you can throw at a car is your desire to buy one after just one look. We admit that the moment we saw this special-edition Evoque, that’s what immediately came into our mind.

Then, we remembered that we don’t have the disposable income to buy one so our fascination for it will probably remain within these pages for the time being. But if you’ve got the funds, we don’t see why you can’t look at this Evoque and not wish to have one in your garage soon.

We are not very sure how many of you remember the unique Zonda PS announced back in 2009, but for those of you that do, Pagani has now unveiled a new version of the PS edition. The model announced back in 2009 was spotted a few times while it was heading to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but it was stored and there was no chance to see it again.

However, a new version of the Zonda PS has been caught for the first time. As you can see, the new PS edition has dropped the previous white and black combination and looks a little bit more stylish, thanks to its new blue color.

The Zonda PS also features a gigantic spoiler and a roof scoop, just like the ones we have seen in the Zonda R.

More details on the new Pagani Zonda PS will be unveiled in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned!

Source: Autogespot

Nissan UK has just added a new special edition to its Qashqai lineup in the form of the new 360, which replaces the n-tec+ and adds additional equipment for the same £19,945 (about $32,000 at the current exchange rates).

The new Qashqai 360 will be distinguished by a set of additional features like gloss-black roof rails, door mirrors and "360" badges. For the interior, the model will add part-leather trim with double white stitching, a gloss-black gearlever surround, gloss-black door handles and a leather armrest. The model can be ordered in a new Storm White exterior paint priced at £500 ($804) and will be offered with an exclusive set of 18-inch "Onyx" alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and a panoramic roof.

The list of standard equipment will include Nissan’s Connect with 360-degree Around View Monitor system with integrated satnav, Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity.

Under the hood, customers can choose between all the engines and transmissions offered for the current Qashqai lineup, but Nissan believes the 1.6 dCi diesel with stop/start technology will be the most popular variant

Infiniti Europe has launched a new special edition based on the FX luxury SUV. Called Back and White Edition, the new model is based on the FX S Premium version and will be limited to only 500 units. The model will be priced at €64,570 (about $85,000 at the current exchange rates).

This special-edition FX will be offered in Obsidian Black and Moonlight White and will be distinguished by exclusive 21-inch Turbine-style silver alloy wheels, and aluminum and chrome side air vents. On the inside, Infiniti is offering sports seats wrapped in a combination of black lacquer and soft aniline leather with light-grey stitching. The same stitching is used on the gearshift knob, in the door trims and around the steering wheel.

The model will also be offered with an impressive list of standard features, including: Around View Monitor with corner parking sensors, moving object detection and parking guidance, a touch screen display HDD satellite navigation system, Rear Active Steer and Intelligent Cruise Control.

Under the hood is a 3.0-liter V-6 engine with direct injection. This engine cranks out 550 Nm (405 pound-feet) of torque and 238 horsepower, and it hooks up to Infiniti’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.

When Lamborghini announced that it was commemorating its 50th anniversary with style reserved only for the Italian automaker, a lot of people were expecting the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento to finally show its production face. Well, you’re going to get your wish.

Each priced at around $2.2 million and limited to only 20 units, the Sesto Elemento will be produced at five different build stations at the automaker’s new Pre-Series Center. Once each Sesto Elemento is ready, Lambo will use 24 bright lights to inspect every nook and cranny of the supercar to ensure that there are no imperfections.

Unfortunately, each of the 20 Sesto Elementos already have an owner, so if you’re looking to score one, your best bet is to probably give the reserved owner an offer he can’t refuse.

For those that don’t recall, the Sesto Elemento weighs in at a svelte 999 pounds and carries a V-10 engine that twists out 570 Nm (420 pound-feet) of torque. With its powerful V-10 engine and lightweight carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic body, the Sesto Elemento can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.5 seconds and can hit a top speed in excess of 320 km/h (198 mph).

Source: Autoblog.Nl

The New Year has brought two special editions to the Citroen lineup: DS3 DStyle Red & DSport Red. The two special editions will be based on DStyle and DSport trim levels, and are now on sale with prices ranging from £15,655 ($25,450 at the current exchange rates) to £18,060 ($29,300).

The two models are offered in either Polar White or Perla Nera Black body colors combined with red insertions on the hood, door mirrors, front grille and chevrons. The two special editions come with 16-inch Ashera alloy wheels painted DStyle Red models and 17-inch Bellone alloy wheels for the DSport Red versions. For both models, the wheels can be ordered in either white or black.

The same combination is also used on the interior, where Citroen installed a "Connect Signature" package that adds Bluetooth and USB connectivity, an enhanced Hi-Fi system and additional speakers for superior sound quality.

Under the hood the two special editions offer both petrol and diesel engines, but only a 6-speed manual transmission is available.

Chevrolet may not be bringing its full armada of vehicles to the Tokyo Auto Salon, but for an American automaker that’s going halfway around the world, its offerings of two special edition concept vehicles and a limited-edition Camaro is impressive enough on its own right.

One of the aforementioned special-edition vehicles is the Chevrolet Captiva Freedom Rider, a subtly modified Captiva crossover that comes with a black body with baby blue accents on the lower-front bumper, the wheel arches, the door panels, and the set of 20-inch “Gianna Crown” alloy wheels. A new chrome grille was also added, as were new side steps and window surrounds. Judging by the rendering Chevrolet released, the Captiva Freedom Rider appears to also have a roof rack that can hold a full-sized mountain bike.

The Chevrolet Captiva Freedom Rider, together with the Sonic Street Edition and the Camaro Giovanni Edition, will comprise Chevrolet’s participation at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon. It’s not a lot to go by, but these vehicles, including the Captiva Freedom Rider, do have some appealing qualities.

We’ll see if any of them actually hit production in some form.


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