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2022 The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance F1 Edition Represents $25,000 Worth of Appearance Upgrades

2022 The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance F1 Edition Represents $25,000 Worth of Appearance Upgrades

There are no mechanical updates, but it does make the GT 63 S E-Performance look a lot better

We thought the AMG GT 63S E-Performance couldn’t be upgraded any further, but Mercedes just proved us wrong - at least when it comes to aesthetics. This year AMG celebrates its 55th anniversary and we’ve already seen a lot of special models designed especially for the event. After several AMG 55 editions – including the ones based on the A35, CLA 45 and G63, Mercedes announced the AMG GT 63S E-Performance equipped with the "F1 Edition" package. The model is now available for order and in Europe, the price of the F1 Edition package is €23,800 (roughly $25,000 at the current exchange rates).

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2023 Toyota Venza Nightshade Edition

2023 Toyota Venza Nightshade Edition

The Venza Nightshade Edition adds some cool colors and more standard features

The second-generation Toyota Venza was announced in May 2020 and went on sale for the North American market for the 2021 model year. Of course, no major changes were announced since then, but for the 2023 model year, the Venza will offer a special Nightshade Edition.

This is not the first Toyota model to get a Nightshade edition, as in the past few years the package was offered on pretty much every car, ranging from small cars like the Avalon to bigger ones like the 4Runner.

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2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Redline Edition

2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Redline Edition

Chevy hopes that a few tricks to the exterior and interior look will improve sales

It was the 2017 Chicago Auto Show when Chevrolet displayed an entire lineup equipped with the Redline package. Ranging from the small Cruze, up to the sporty Camaro and even higher to big trucks like the Silverado, they all got the same update. Now, just when we thought Chevrolet got rid of that Redline package upgrade, the company decided to prove us wrong. The name is back, and it will be used for the 2023 Bolt EUV lineup.

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2023 Audi S6 and S7 Design Edition

2023 Audi S6 and S7 Design Edition

The Design Edition offers an exclusive Arrow Gray exterior finish

Audi announced updates for its entire 2023 lineup, and the S6 and the S7 sedans are no exception. While no major exterior or interior updates will be offered, both models can now be ordered with an exclusive Design Edition package. It is only about some cool exterior and interior color combination, and it does make both sedans look better than ever.

The new Design Edition package will be offered exclusively for the 2023 model year and can be ordered starting June.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 "Edition 55"

2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 "Edition 55"

A new model built to celebrate AMG’s 55th birthday

Mercedes marks AMG’s 55th birthday with the launch of a series of "Edition 55" special editions. After the release of the AMG A 35 "Edition 55" and the G 63 "Edition 55", the company has now announced the CLA 45 "Edition 55."

The model is available to order now until December 2022, and the equipment package will be priced from €12,614 for the S versions and from €14,280 for the base CLA 45.

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Blast From The Past: The Bristol Fighter Is a Viper V-10-powered Unicorn With Gullwing Doors

Blast From The Past: The Bristol Fighter Is a Viper V-10-powered Unicorn With Gullwing Doors

The Bristol Fighter is a bonkers, 1990s remix of a Dodge Viper, Mercedes 300SL, TVR Cerbera, and a Lamborghini Espada

When a car company starts out as an airplane manufacturer, you can expect some very unusual and downright crazy design and engineering decisions. Bristol is one of those companies, and one of the last cars to come out of its assembly plant is the Bristol Fighter. It looks like what Mercedes would have built, if the idea of a 300SL Gullwing successor was realized in the 1990s, only this one has an all-American Viper V-10 up-front. YouTuber and car nut, JayEmm managed to get his hands on one of the very few made and shared his impressions on one of the strangest British sports cars ever made.

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2022 Abarth 695 Tributo 131 Rally

2022 Abarth 695 Tributo 131 Rally

The hot hatch pays tribute to the Fiat 131 Abarth, but it’s not as cool as the original

The Fiat 131 Abarth was a tiny race car that made history: among many other titles, it also won the Manufacturers’ World Rally Championship three times: in 1977, 1978, and then again in 1980, with Walter Röhrl behind the wheel. In 1976, Fiat built a total of 400 131 Abarth Rally units for road use. Unlike the race versions (237 horsepower), the street version only delivered 138 horsepower, but nobody cared as the 131 Abarth Rally captured the imagination of an entire generation of car enthusiasts.

In order to mark the 40th anniversary of the last Abarth 131 Rally official race, Abarth decided to come up with a 695 Tributo 131 Rally special series limited to only 695 examples worldwide.

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2022 Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition

2022 Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition

This special edition is developed based on the feedback offered by the N-thusiasts

Using feedback from the market, the media, and the N-thusiasts - who already found ways to improve the i30 N, Hyundai came up with the i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition. While it will offer the same high-performance driving experience, the new edition will offer an updated exterior and interior design.

The new special edition will be limited to only 800 copies: 620 for Europe and 180 for Australia. Production has already begun.

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2023 Land Rover Defender 30th Anniversary Edition

2023 Land Rover Defender 30th Anniversary Edition

Land Rover pays tribute to the first Defender offered in the States

Land Rover introduced the Defender to the North American market for the first time back in 1993. It was an extensively modified Defender 110, in order to comply with the strict North American safety regulations. The SUV was powered by a 3.9-liter V-8 petrol engine.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the North American introduction of the Defender, Land Rover will offer a special Defender 30th Anniversary Edition. It will be limited to only 500 units - just like the initial export batch offered in the States, and will be priced from $75,000.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Night Edition

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Night Edition

The ’Night Edition’ gives the E-Class a very mean appearance

Mercedes-Benz is not the only automaker out there to offer a Night Edition package. In fact, this has been quite a popular name among the special editions lately. For example, Hyundai is offering a Sonata N Line Night Edition, while Ram added the same name to its 1500 and Heavy Duty models.

However, the name has the longest history in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. It has even been offered for models like the Maybach S 650. But, the latest addition is for the E-Class lineup, including coupe, cabrio, sedan, and station wagon, with the exception of the AMG models.

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2022 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate

2022 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate

Here is the “ultimate” Yukon Denali of your dreams, and is one of the most luxurious SUVs from GMC

GMC has upped the ante in terms of luxury for the Yukon lineup by introducing a new top-of-the-line trim called the Denali Ultimate. It comes with distinctive exterior and interior styling, which includes chrome embellished exterior trim, 22-inch machine-cut alloy wheels, Alpine Umber trim with premium leather upholstery, and a lot more features. Speaking of features, the Yukon Denali Ultimate allows you to drive hands-free on compatible roads using the Super Cruise driver assistance tech, which is derived straight from the Sierra Denali Ultimate. The Yukon Denali Ultimate is the quintessential luxury three-row SUV, complete with all the features and richness you’ll ever need to prove your wealth.

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2022 Jaguar XE and XF 300 Sport

2022 Jaguar XE and XF 300 Sport

These special models will offer Alexa voice control and ’what3words’ integration

Starting 2025, Jaguar will stop offering ICE-powered cars, but that’s still three years away, so there is a little bit of time left to enjoy the current line-up. For example, in Europe, the customers have just received a new 300 Sport version for both, the XE and XF sedans.

As the name suggests, the two models will be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine from the Ingenium family that delivers 300 PS (296 HP), but the biggest news is the introduction of Alexa voice control and what3words integration.

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2023 BMW 7-Series "The First Edition"

2023 BMW 7-Series "The First Edition"

The 7 Series ’The First Edition’ will be limited to 150 examples

BMW Japan is celebrating the launch of the new-generation 7 Series with a special "The First Edition" series. Customers can already place orders for the special edition, but the deliveries will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The new 7-Series “The First Edition” will be based on three different models: the 740i Excellence, the 740i M Sport, and the electric i7 xDrive60 Excellence. Each will be limited to 50 copies, for a total production run of 150 copies.

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2022 Mercedes-AMG A 35 "Edition 55"

2022 Mercedes-AMG A 35 "Edition 55"

AMG continues its 55th-anniversary celebration with a new special edition A35 model

AMG continues the celebration of its 55th anniversary with a new "Edition 55" model. Back in March, we saw the launch of the AMG G 63 "Edition 55", and a month later, the company announced the new AMG A 35 "Edition 55".

In Europe, the "Edition 55" equipment package will be priced from €12,614 - or about $13,700 at the current exchange rates. The anniversary models can be ordered starting now until November 2022.

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2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar HST Edition

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar HST Edition

The Velar HST Edition offers cool exterior and interior color combination and a special suspension

After enjoying great success on cars like the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, the HST package is now added to the Velar lineup. The package will be available for the 400-horsepower petrol or 300-horsepower diesel six-cylinder Ingenium engines, and in the U.K., it will have a starting price of £69,865.

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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4xe

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4xe

A special trim that’s basically all about a very cool blue paint!

Jeep is offering a new High Altitude Package for the 2023 Grand Cherokee Summit 4xe and Summit Reserve 4xe models. The new model made its world debut at the 2022 New York International Auto Show and will be available for order starting from the second half of 2022.

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2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek

This edition will also add a little bit of power!

The 2022 New York Auto Show happened this week, and one of the first vehicles to break cover was from Nissan. It is a bolder, off-road-inspired version of the Pathfinder called the Pathfinder Rock Creek. It will go on sale in the summer of 2022, along with the complete 2023 Pathfinder lineup.

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2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition

2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition

First example sold for $250,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction

Henry Leland founded "Cadillac Automobile Company" on 22 August 1902. It was named after French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac, who founded Detroit in 1701. 2022 marks Cadillac’s 120th anniversary, and, to mark the event the company launched the 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition.

It will be limited to only 120 units, each numbered with a year in Cadillac’s history. The first unit - number 1902 was auctioned this weekend at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction for the impressive amount of $250,000.

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2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition

2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition

The final edition to pay tribute to the legendary GT 40

Ford is not at its first special edition paying tribute to the GT’s landmark moments in motorsports history. In fact, the new GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition is the ninth - and last - in a series of special cars, out of which two are still in production. It all started in 2006 with the unveiling of the 2006 GT Gulf Livery Heritage Edition, and continued until 2022 when Ford already unveiled the GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition and the GT ’64 Prototype Heritage Edition.

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2022 MINI Cooper S Convertible Resolute Edition

2022 MINI Cooper S Convertible Resolute Edition

The Cooper S Convertible Resolute Edition arrives just in time for spring

With spring just around the corner, Mini has announced the launch of the special edition Cooper S Convertible Resolute Edition. It is now available for orders and it’s ready to conquer the boulevards and any country roads out there.

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