special editions

  • 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Volkswagen used this week’s 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show to introduce a pair of Beetle special editions based on recent concept cars. The special editions are the Beetle Dune and Beetle Denim, and they’re due to go on sale next year. The more interesting of the two is the Beetle Dune. It was inspired by classic Baja Bug off-roaders and sports a more aggressive look thanks to the fitment of new bumpers and pronounced wheel arch extensions in black. ALSO SEE: 2017 Ford Escape Debuts With New Look, More Tech Additionally, the ride height was raised by 0.4 of an inch and the track width...

  • 2017 Bentley Bentayga First Edition
    2017 Bentley Bentayga First Edition Lands In L.A.

    It's not as if the 2017 Bentley Bentayga lacks exclusivity—annual production of the $229,100 SUV won't exceed a couple thousand. But for buyers who want an even rarer Bentayga, Bentley unveiled a limited run dubbed the First Edition at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, California...

  • McLaren 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 By MSO
    McLaren Creates Gold-Laced 650S Spider For The Middle East

    McLaren hauled a few special machines out to the desert to show them off at last week's Dubai Motor Show. One of those cars was transformed by the in-house custom team known as McLaren Special Operations. The car is called the 650S Spider Al Sahara 79, and it's meant to highlight what's possible if...

  • 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night
    2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Wrangler Special Editions Head To L.A. Auto Show

    Jeep is preparing to unveil two new special edition SUVs at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show based on its Grand Cherokee and Wrangler models. First up is the Grand Cherokee SRT Night, which will be available in showrooms in the first quarter of 2016. It boasts a stealth-like black...

  • 2016 Audi A3
    Audi Marks End Of Year With Special Edition Models

    As we approach the end of the calendar year, Audi is offering some sweeteners to help move metal. The automaker is hosting what it calls the Season of Audi Sales Event and there are offers to be had on 2016 A3, A4, A6 and Q5 models. For the A3 and A4 in particular there are special edition versions...

  • 2015 Subaru WRX STI S207, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    Subaru WRX STI S207 Debuts At 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

    Subaru’s STI division is notorious for churning out special models offered exclusively in Japan, and the latest WRX STI S207 on display this week at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show doesn’t deviate from that pattern. So what exactly is the S207? It’s a stiffer, more powerful and much...

  • Petty’s Garage 2016 Mustang GT King Edition

    NASCAR legend Richard Petty might be synonymous with Dodge in the hearts of many fans. But recently The King, as he's affectionately known, has turned the tuning talents of Petty's Garage toward Ford Motor Company's [NYSE:F] venerable Mustang. ALSO SEE: 900-HP Mustang EcoBoost By Bisimoto Ready To Storm SEMA Early this year, the company announced it would build 143 examples of the baby-blue Mustang it debuted at SEMA in 2014, and we now have confirmation that another series of high-power Mustangs is in the works: the Mustang GT King Edition. The latest special edition was developed with Ford...

  • 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Crystal White Frost Edition
    2016 Cadillac ATS-V And CTS-V Get Matte Finish Special Editions

    Cadillac is taking a leaf out of BMW’s book by launching special versions of its high-performance V-Series models decked out in matte finish paint. The cars are part of a collection known as the Crystal White Frost Edition and are being offered for the 2016 model year. There are Crystal White...

  • 2015 Audi A5 DTM Selection
    Audi Celebrates DTM Participation With Special A5

    Audi competes in the German touring car series DTM with a race car based on its A5 coupe, and in recent years the automaker has celebrated this participation with special versions of the road car. The latest is the A5 DTM Selection, which will be built in a limited run of just 50 cars and sold...

  • 2016 McLaren 650S Can-Am
    McLaren Marks 50th Anniversary Of Inaugural Can-Am Season With Special 650S: Video

    It was in 1966 that the inaugural season of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup was run, and one of the most successful manufacturers in the series was McLaren thanks to cars like the M1A and M1B plus drivers such as Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. To celebrate next year’s 50th anniversary of...

  • 2015 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Ford Mustang Convertible
    700-Horsepower Ford Mustang Makes It Into Neiman Marcus Christmas Book: Video

    The annual Christmas Book from Neiman Marcus has been announced, and a quick flick through it to the automotive section reveals a new special edition auto based on the Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] Mustang. Yes, a humble Ford Mustang Convertible has been picked by the luxury retailer for its...

  • 2016 Porsche Cayman Black Edition
    2016 Porsche Cayman Gets Black Edition Treatment

    Porsche’s Cayman is due to receive a mid-cycle update late next year, but if you’re keen to hop behind the wheel earlier Porsche is sweetening the deal with the availability of a special Black Edition model. Similar to the 911 and Boxster Black Editions launched earlier in the year, the...

  • Rolls-Royce Wraith History of Rugby

    Rolls-Royce doesn't need a reason to celebrate. It's been doing just that all year long with many iterations of its Wraith. The team at Rolls-Royce Bespoke, the automaker's official personalization department, has been hard at work turning out new versions, with each aimed to honor things such as film, music, and fashion. Now the Rolls-Royce boys and girls are looking to get a bit more rough, because the latest special-edition Wraith celebrates the history of rugby. MUST SEE: Hear The Bugatti Vision GT Concept’s Engine Start Up And Rev: Video On the outside, the Wraith is wearing...

  • 2016 BMW M6 Competition Edition
    600-Horsepower BMW M6 Competition Package Debuts At 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

    BMW’s M6 range is now available with a more powerful Competition Package, full details for which have been announced today at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. The new pack will offer 600 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, up from the 575 hp and 501 lb-ft the M6’s previous Competition...

  • 2016 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport
    261-Horsepower VW GTI Clubsport 40th Anniversary Model Revealed

    Volkswagen at next week’s Frankfurt Auto Show will introduce a new, more potent GTI hot hatch. It’s called the GTI Clubsport, and it’s been built to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original GTI’s arrival on the scene back in 1976. Previewed in concept form earlier this...

  • 2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond Edition
    Aston Martin Gears Up For ‘Spectre’ Launch With DB9 GT Bond Edition

    The new James Bond movie Spectre is only a couple of months out from its debut, and that means we’ll finally get a good look at and perhaps the opportunity to learn more about the Aston Martin model developed exclusively for the film: the DB10. The DB10 isn’t meant for sale—Aston...

  • 2016 Chrysler 300 90th Anniversary Edition
    2016 Chrysler 300 Gets 90th Anniversary Edition

    In 2015, Chrysler turns 90 years old. For perspective, that means when the marque released its first car in 1925, now-standard components like air cleaners and oil filters were high-tech innovations. ALSO SEE: Barracuda Coming Back As A Dodge? Needless to say, current models are a little more...

  • 2016 Ferrari F12 GTO/Speciale spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 Ferrari F12 GTO/Speciale Spy Shots

    Ferrari is working on a more extreme version of its F12 Berlinetta, a prototype for which has just been spotted. It’s thought this particular variant won’t be a direct replacement for the current F12 Berlinetta but rather a more extreme option for buyers, similar to how Ferrari offered...

  • 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

    The original Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is the stuff of legend. Just six of them were built between 1964 and 1965, and in ’65 the car helped secure the Constructors’ title in the FIA World Sportscar Championship, making Shelby the first American constructor to win a title on the international scene. The originals are among the most coveted vehicles in the world, making ownership near impossible. One last sold for $7.25 million, at the height of the global financial crisis, and we bet that same car would sell for much, much more given the current state of the collector car world...

  • 2015 Ford Mustang Apollo Edition
    Apollo Program-Themed Mustang Built For 2015 EAA AirVenture--Photo Update

    It’s that time of year again. Time for the EAA AirVenture fly-in aircraft convention which takes place each and every year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and where the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] typically auctions off a one-of-a-kind Mustang to help raise funds for training of the next generation of...

  • 2015 HSV ClubSport R8 25th Anniversary Edition
    Holden-Tuner HSV Unveils 25th Anniversary ClubSport R8

    The semi-official tuner to Holden, HSV, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its ClubSport nameplate with a special edition version of the latest ClubSport R8. HSV is famous for building high-performance versions of the Holden Commodore, sold here as the Chevrolet SS, and its ClubSport models...

  • 2016 Subaru WRX STI Series.HyperBlue
    2016 Subaru BRZ And WRX STI Get Series.HyperBlue Special Editions

    Having given up on offering any genuine performance mods on its BRZ and WRX lines, Subaru has resorted to new special edition models with unique paint jobs to entice buyers. Yes, for 2016 we’re getting new Series.HyperBlue BRZ and WRX STI editions, which as the name suggests comes with a...

  • 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series
    Bentley Rolls Out Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series Special Edition

    Bentley has revealed one of its most exclusive collections in its almost century-long history, a seven-car run called the Breitling Jet Team Series and based on the latest Continental GT Speed. Why just seven cars? Because the series has been inspired by the Breitling Jets aerial acrobatics squad...

  • 2,000,000th Land Rover Defender
    Land Rover Celebrates Production Of Two Millionth Defender With One-Off Model: Video

    Aside from a brief window in the mid 1990s, Land Rover's Defender has never been widely available in the United States. But the rugged 4x4's off-road prowess has made it an icon around the globe, and Land Rover recently celebrated building the two millionth Defender with a unique special edition...

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