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
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.
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Fiat offered the 500 by Gucci Edition back in 2011, and now, due to high demand, Fiat decided to bring it back for a limited time. This special edition will be offered for both the 500 and 500C models and will be put on sale this June. Prices will start from $23,750 for the 500 version and from $27,750 for the 500C version.
The new 500 by Gucci can be ordered in either Gucci Nero or Gucci Bianco exterior paints combined with a new Nero monotone interior trim and a signature Gucci Verde/Rosso/Verde (green/red/green) web stripe running along the entire side body. The instrument panel and the seats are wrapped in Ooltrona Frau leather with signature "Guccissima" print, while the door panels and the hand-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel get Premium Nero accents.
The 500 and 500C Gucci are offered with retro-inspired 15-inch aluminum wheels and will be further distinguished by numerous "Gucci" badges.
Click past the jump to read more about the Fiat 500 and 500C.
Ford and DreamWorks Studios developed a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang GT500 that will be featured in the upcoming "Need for Speed" movie. The model will make its world debut later today during Electronic Arts’ press conference at E3 Expo in Los Angeles.
First details on this one-off "Need for Speed" Mustang reveal that it will feature a custom-designed wide body, a set of unique 22-inch alloy wheels and larger air intakes that will provide increased ventilation for the supercharged V-8 engine found under its classic Mustang twin-nostril hood. Of course, Ford will also offer a customized interior to fit with the "Need For Speed" theme.
The “Need for Speed” movie is based on Electronic Arts’ popular video game series and will star Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton.
The upcoming "Need for Speed" movie will arrive in theaters on March 14th, 2014.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.
Cross-marketing stunts aren’t new in the auto industry.
It’s a great way for two companies to promote each other to two completely different audiences. Recently, a lot of auto brands and movie studios have taken this route to promote a particular movie and the car that will appear in said movie.
With the upcoming "Man of Steel" movie set to hit theaters on June 14th, the two companies went ahead and unveiled a special edition, one-off "Man of Steel" Ram 1500 Power Wagon that was specifically built to promote the movie.
If this truck isn’t intimidating enough on its own, the specially designed Man of Steel-inspired styling will definitely get your attention.
Shortly after its unveiling, the one-off Man of Steel Power Wagon will head over to New York City on June 10th, just in time for the world premiere of the highly anticipated Superman movie. From there, the truck will go on its own tour around the country in the coming months before heading over to the auction block where it will be auctioned off for charity.
Click past the jump to read about how Ram dressed up this 1500 Power Wagon in the style of the Man of Steel himself
With so many anniversary models being released in the past few months, German automaker Porsche wasn’t going to be left out on all the fun.
After all, the company is celebrating an anniversary of its own,; or at least an anniversary for one of its models.
Back in 1963, the world first laid eyes on the 911. In the 50 years that it’s been in existence, the 911 has not only become a Porsche classic, but it’s also become a global icon, a stature only a handful of cars can claim to have reached.
So with the 911 celebrating its own golden jubilee, Porsche decided to unveil a special edition model for the occasion. It’s called the 911 Carrera S 50th Anniversary Edition, and as you can expect, it comes with plenty of design characteristics that differentiates itself from any other Porsche 911 today.
The car is expected to make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show later this year, but this early, the German automaker saw fit to give us an idea of what to expect.
Update 6/4/2013 Porsche has revealed the U.S. model’s specifications, pricing and release time frame. See more after the jump
Click past the jump to read more about the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S 50 Years Edition
At the end of 2012, rumors swirled that Koenigsegg will develop a special One:1 edition for the Chinese market, but nothing else was heard on this new supercar since then. Today, however, new images of the car have surfaced online, and even though they are just renderings, they offer a few more details on the next One:1.
The new One:1 supercar will be developed in cooperation with FFF Automobile, China’s most famous supercar dealer. Rumors suggest that under the hood it will get a 5.0-liter V-8 engine with an output of about 1,400 horsepower.
You can see that these renderings are painted brown, but they will be gold on the production cars. Also, this new rendering suggest the production car will get a central exhaust pipe and not a twin-pipe one.
Expect to see the new Koenigsegg One:1 unveiled in November at the 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show - one of the richest in China and a supercar haven.
Click past the jump to read more about the Koenigsegg One: 1.
Niche French automaker, PGO, first introduced the Cevennes Water Snake Concept at the Shanghai Motor Show.
While it offered little in the way of details at that time, it has finally given us new details and photos of the exclusive sports roadster. And what it shows us is a car that looks more like it is ready to tackle the streets of the globe rather than sit in a design studio as a “concept.”
For what it’s worth, the company has indeed come a long way since it returned in 2005 after Al Sayer International acquired the fledgling coachbuilder. The company was actually born in the 1980s and started off by building replicas of classic European sports cars, namely Porsches.
But with the financial backing provided by Al Sayer International, PGO has evolved into having multiple models to its name, including the Cevennes Water Snake Concept.
Click past the jump to read about the PGO Cevennes Water Snake Concept
Just like with the new CLA and A45 AMG, Mercedes will celebrate the launch of the new generation S-Class with the unveiling of a special Edition 1. The model will be produced during the first twelve months of production and will add an extra €19,706 (about $25,000 at the current exchange rates) over the standard S-Class price. Customers interested can already order the car.
The new S-Class Edition 1 will be offered in exclusive Blue Anthracite and Bright Biamond White exterior paints and will get standard LED headlights, a large panoramic sunroof and "Edition 1" badges on the fender. For the interior it will get Nappa-wrapped seats with contrast stitching and roof lining and leather-covered sun visors. The center armrest, top of the instrument panel and front/rear door panels are wrapped in a special microfiber called Dinamica.
As standard features the new S-Class Edition 1 will offer ambient lightning, parking, driving assistance and air balance packages.
Click past the jump to read more about the regular S-Class.
For the 13th time in a row, Mini is preparing a special model that will be auctioned at the Vienna Life Ball for a good cause. This year it’s time for the company’s seventh model - the new Paceman - to dress up for the good cause.
This year’s Paceman Life Ball Edition was prepared by fashion designer Roberto Cavalli who opted for an iridescent paintwork that shimmers from black to brown, depending on the lighting.
On the roof, there is a huge "Robero Cavalli" logo, while the interior has also been completely redesigned according to Cavalli’s personal taste. The designer opted for a black trim with individual gilded elements – such as the decorative stitching on the leather seats and the Mini Center Speedo surround.
We’re hoping that the new Paceman by Roberto Cavalli will have the same success of all the previous Mini Life Ball models; for example last year the specially designed Roadster by Franca Sozzani was auctioned for €54,000 (around $71,000 at the current exchange rates).
Updated 05/29/2013: The new Mini Paceman by Roberto Cavalli was auctioned for a record €150,000 (about $194,000 at the current exchange rates) during the AIDS Solidarity gala. All the proceeds will go to combat HIV/AIDS.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Mini Paceman.
The SRT Viper has become quite the popular sports car and true to form, it’s been very popular in the auction block too.
Recently, the design team at SRT unveiled a one-off Viper GTS that will eventually be auctioned off for the Sons of Italy Foundation. Not all surprising considering that the sports car has already gained quite a following in the short time that it’s been around.
The car is called the Viper GTS Sons of Italy Foundation Edition and it’s been specifically built for the occasion. It’s been finished in a tri-coat pearl white body called "Avorio Perla" and complemented by a new set of one-off multi-spoke black vapor chrome wheels serving the perfect contrast to the Viper GTS’ white body.
Inside, the customized one-off Viper GTS comes dressed to the party in full sepia Laguna leather with the unmistakable colors of the Italian flag running down the center of the seats. A red Styker logo can also be found on the steering wheel with red bezel accents while the GTS badge on the glove box also bears the colors of the green, white, and red.
The Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) is the charitable division of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the country’s largest and longest established organization representing men and women of Italian heritage.
Click past the jump to read about the 2013 SRT Viper