Why Stupid Special Editions Are Actually Pretty Brilliant

Chevy has already crapped out so many Special Edition 2015 Colorado and Silverado pickup trucks it's getting ridiculous, and according to their marketing folks "that's a trend that's going to continue." Other automakers are almost as guilty. I'm starting to think... they may be on to something. » 3/07/15 10:16am 3/07/15 10:16am

​Live Your Cosmonaut Fantasies With This MIR-Replica Sidecar

Ever wanted to sail through space on an mechanically unsound rust bucket while drinking Vodka from a sippy cup? Now you can! This MIR replica Ural sidecar pays homage to the pioneering Soviet space station. » 10/21/14 3:10pm 10/21/14 3:10pm

VW Releases 'Beetle Classic' Edition But Is Scared Of Real Colors

We got a VW press release today that announced a new limited edition, the "Beetle Classic," which will be a nostalgia-inspired version of the latest Beetle, and will be the least expensive, starting at $20,195. Too bad they chickened out on using some real "classic" colors. » 9/23/14 10:35am 9/23/14 10:35am

The DTM Special BMW M3 Is As Black As The Original

The current M3 is great for turning into a racecar, but also very good at being the ultimate poser machine. The new DTM Champion Edition is cool though, because it was made to celebrate a racecar, and the brand's success in October, when the Canadian Bruno Spengler won the German Touring Car Championship for the… » 12/06/12 9:30am 12/06/12 9:30am

For $8,000, Get An E-Ticket

When Disneyland first opened, the attractions required purchased books of tickets for admission, the most popular of which demanded an ‘E' ticket to ride. Similarly, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mercedes 500 is an E-ticket to ride, but is it worth the price of admission? » 9/28/12 8:00am 9/28/12 8:00am

10 special edition Neiman Marcus Ferrari FFs sell in only 50 minutes

Last month we told you about the special edition Italian Shooting Brake that would be on all of the Christmas lists of whoever actually buys exotic cars from luxury department store catalogs. Upon going on sale the 10 limited edition Neiman Marcus Ferrari FF's were sold out within 50 minutes. » 11/13/11 2:00pm 11/13/11 2:00pm

New Transformers Special Edition Camaro is not more than meets the eye

With the third Transformers movie arriving in less than 24 hours, Chevy has gone where we all knew it would eventually go and released another Bumblebee edition of the Camaro. It transforms a regular Camaro into a regular Camaro with stickers for just $3,000. » 6/27/11 9:30am 6/27/11 9:30am

Mazda MX-5 Special Edition smilingly rolls into Chicago

Mazda will only build 750 of these MX-5 Special Editions, essentially loaded models with some special paint colors. Outside of an auto show, this may be about as close as you can get to the $30,000 version of l'il Smiley. » 2/09/11 12:15pm 2/09/11 12:15pm

2011 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition's a shiny silver goody bag

To mark the sale of 900,000 Mazda MX-5s and Miatas, as well as disguise the aging parts underneath, Mazda will offer a 750-vehicle special edition MX-5, with all the available suspension goodies and a limited-slip differential standard. » 2/08/11 9:10am 2/08/11 9:10am

Eleganté Embléms: Detroit Gets Classy

I tell you what, my latest junkyard haul has me considering a name change to Brougham E. Landau (the E stands for Eleganté, with the accent). » 7/19/09 3:30pm 7/19/09 3:30pm

2009 Yamaha FX Nytro RTX SE: First Ride

The RTX SE is to Yamaha what the F-150 SVT Raptor is to Ford: a civilian version of its top-of-the-line off-road racer. Although in this case that racing is Snocross. » 3/11/09 3:00pm 3/11/09 3:00pm

Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir Production To Be Limited To 15

We already assumed when we saw the new Sang Noir special edition of the Bugatti Veyron first-hand at the Frankfurt Auto Show it would be an extremely limited edition run of the world's most exclusive super car. We just didn't realize how limited. Evo magazine's reporting this month that the new Veyron dressed in black… » 6/30/08 9:20am 6/30/08 9:20am

The Mazda Demio Chiara Edition

The Mazda Demio was named the RJC Japanese Car of the Year (not to be confused with the other Japanese Car of the Year) and to celebrate Mazda is releasing the Chiara Special Edition. For those that are unable to parlare Italiano, Chiara means bright. This special edition gets a special red paint sprinkled with gold… » 12/20/07 10:45am 12/20/07 10:45am

2008 Ford Crown Victoria Special Edition

According to some shots procured by Popular Mechanics' Jim Dunne (he's still alive? Really — who knew?), Ford's gone Dave-alicious to the 2008 model of Ford's cop-car. That's right, the three-bar grille that screams "Hi, I'm An American" is the extent to which FoMoCo's changed the exterior of the 2008 Crown Vic. Oh… » 7/27/07 3:00pm 7/27/07 3:00pm

Happy Commemoration Day!: Japan's Ferrari Importer Celebrates 30th with…

In honor of it being big in Japan for three decades, Ferrari and Maserati importer Cornes and Co. is offering 20 anniversary-edition Ferrari 612 Scaglietti models to well-connected Nipponites. The special Scags, which will cost nearly $300,000, come with the optional handling package, a special "Blu Cornes" lacquer… » 6/13/06 11:13am 6/13/06 11:13am

The Littlest Monster: Fiat's Special-Edition Panda

What's the difference between a Ducati Monster 695 motorcycle and a Fiat Panda? Let's see: they've both got around 70 hp and they're both Italian (Ducati's ownership being back in old-country hands). Other than that, not so much, especially since the Ducati measures its zero-to-60 times in single digits and the Panda… » 4/19/06 9:54am 4/19/06 9:54am

It's 1968 Again: Ford Reveals New, California-Edition Mustang

Back in the 1960s, Ford offered more special-edition Mustangs than Lee Iococca had "yes" men. Now, it appears the company is adopting the same strategy with the new Mustang. Today, the company announced the latest tweaker, a new take on the "California Special" Mustangs of 1968. the Mustang GT/CS, a new, $1,900… » 4/10/06 2:12pm 4/10/06 2:12pm

Lambo's Enzo: The Lamborghini LP640

Here's a new one: The name of Lamborghini's special-edition Murci
lago LP640 is derived from the horsepower apex of its 6.5-liter V12. That high-revving mill (peak horsepower comes on at 8,000 rpm), matched with a lightweight body of carbon fiber (all but the doors and roof, which are steel), causes a zero-to-62 mph… » 3/01/06 9:09am 3/01/06 9:09am

Special-Edition Maserati GranSport to Debut in Geneva

Maserati's honoring its 2005 FIA GT Manufacturer's Cup win with a limited-edition version of the GranSport — an homage to the company's $800,000 sports car, the MC12. Set to appear at the Geneva Motor Show, the Maserati GranSport "Sucka" MC Victory gets carbon fiber front and rear spoilers and side skirting that… » 2/16/06 8:47am 2/16/06 8:47am