Hey Youths Are You Down With These Color-Stitched Camry Seats Or What?

Special Editions of the 2016 Toyota Corolla and its big brother the Camry have just dropped at the Chicago Auto Show. They come in bright colors with matched interior accents, and a subtle "SPORT" button on the dash to unlock "more aggressive driving dynamics." So, youths, are you in?! » 2/12/15 6:55pm 2/12/15 6:55pm

Mercedes Commemorates F1 Championship With A Car No One Will Track

Aiming for the top of the poseur shopping list, Mercedes-Benz announced that they will be making nineteen SL 63 AMG World Championship Collector's Edition cars, one for each track on the Formula One calendar. » 12/02/14 4:50pm 12/02/14 4:50pm

2015 Jeep Renegade To Get Special 'Opening Edition' With... Orange Trim?

It looks like an "Opening Edition" of the 2015 Jeep Renegade2015 Jeep Renegade will be available, at least early on in the little SUV's production run. A silver grille and orange interior plastic seem to be the most obvious attributes that make it "special," your speculation is welcome on what else it might get. » 6/23/14 6:16pm 6/23/14 6:16pm

Mini Made A Tron-Like Car Because It's What The People Wanted

Mini has decided it needs a lot of help selling the 2014 Mini Cooper, which is odd considering we thought they did a good job redesigning it. They asked people to make ads, which were odd. Good thing the special edition poll turned out better. » 4/10/14 8:00pm 4/10/14 8:00pm

The Volvo V60 Ocean Race Edition Can Teach Geography

Back in 2006, I was a weird kid. That's why the special Volvo Ocean Race Editions of their cars somehow interested me. Hey, it was an XC70 with a ridiculous navy blue interior bits, which was odd at the time. But the Volvo V60 comes with a map of the world print, so the weirdness continues. » 2/18/14 10:15pm 2/18/14 10:15pm

Mini Needs You To Decide Which Special Edition It's Going To Make Next

Mini's special edition cars have always been a little silly, but they have a huge parts bin to rummage around in for accessories. However they look, they are actually different. Now they're trying to make their next special car more, um, special, by asking you all which one they should build 56 of. » 2/17/14 10:00pm 2/17/14 10:00pm

If Automakers Still Made Celebrity Endorsed 'Signature Series' Cars

Who remembers the Jack Nicklaus Signature Series Lincoln Town Car? Or maybe the Oleg Cassini AMC Matador? They're both members of the elite club of Signature Series cars — cars tailor-made to the exacting ideals of certain exceptional individuals. And I have some ideas. » 2/06/14 3:30pm 2/06/14 3:30pm

Fiat Has A Ridiculous Luxury Tie-In And I Have Some Ideas For More

Special editions of cars can be fun, and they're not a bad way to relatively cheaply target a car at a very specific market. Which I imagine is what Fiat had in mind when they teamed up with perfumer Guerlain to build the La Petit Robe Noire edition Fiat 500. Of course, this one is likely targeted at men in rural… » 1/29/14 2:20pm 1/29/14 2:20pm

The Most Desirable 'Special Edition' Cars

This is a Mitsubishi Evo VI "Tommi Mäkinen Edition." It featured a different front bumper, red/black Recaro seats, 17" Enkei white wheels, a leather Momo steering wheel and shift knob, a titanium turbine that spooled up more quickly, front upper strut brace, lowered ride height and a quicker steering ratio. » 8/21/13 1:34pm 8/21/13 1:34pm

The Historical Guide To Designer Label Lincolns

Lincoln is not the only brand to make use of designer labels to make certain models seem more special or tasteful or sale-able. But it’s still surprising (maybe a little disappointing) that they decided to be very unimaginative when they announced their new “designer” trim level of the new-for-2013 MKZ sedan. » 8/18/13 12:00pm 8/18/13 12:00pm

2013 Acura TL: The Keyless Access Special Edition

Acura's Special Editions department has announced this new version of the TL that's just gone on sale. It's, um, special because of its wheels that are different. It also has a new badge, though there's no indication about the exuberance of the font on the badge. » 6/09/13 3:00pm 6/09/13 3:00pm

For $8,000, riding the storm out

While Hurricane Irene has brought a world of hurt to the eastern seaboard this past weekend, not all storms are as disastrous nor expensive. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender is a Cyclone named Cale, and while it's more NASCAR than FEMA, will its price rain on your parade? » 8/29/11 8:00am 8/29/11 8:00am

Audi plots special edition fleecing of wealthy worldwide

Audi will produce a few hundred copies of a $285,000 Q7 for Russian customers and $136,000 R8 for the United Arab Emirates, because the phrase "tape job" hasn't been fully translated yet. » 4/14/11 4:45pm 4/14/11 4:45pm

Aston Martin Carbon Black DBS, V12 Vantage Take 50 Hours To Paint

The Aston Martin DBS and V12 Vantage Carbon Black special editions come with a color coat taking 50 man-hours of hand painting to create. It's the perfect gift for the Aston Martin owner who has everything but meticulous, unnecessary labor. » 12/18/09 11:00am 12/18/09 11:00am

Studiotorino Fiat 500 Diabolik Limited To Just 50 Italian Dragons

There's a lot you can do with a Fiat 500 » 9/12/08 3:20pm 9/12/08 3:20pm. You can make it into an or . If you're Studiotorino in Italy, you can use one as an homage to Italian comic hero Diabolik. In order to capture the essence of Diabolik, who is basically an Italian Omar, they've fixed it up in matte black paint, BORRANI spoked rims and a few…

The Ten Strangest Special Edition Cars

What do Frank Sinatra, Levi's Jeans and Don Knotts have in common? Special edition cars. When a trend gets too popular and a car company gets too desperate, they find ways to merge the two into a steaming pile of car crap — otherwise known as a trendy special edition. We thought we knew them all, but when we asked… » 3/26/08 1:00pm 3/26/08 1:00pm

Ford Follows Fashion: Mercury Launches VOGA Series Cars

As if there was any remaining question Mercury's become Ford's chick brand (Jill Wagner, call the front desk) it's gone the way of the tube dress. That message's been strengthened by the introduction of Mercury's new VOGA-edition vehicles. It's the latest in a long line of Ford's designer-edition models, starting with… » 11/13/07 4:45pm 11/13/07 4:45pm

Ford Launches Focus Special Edition ST500 in the UK

Playing the grass-is-greener game whenever Ford Europe puts out a new, high-performance variant of the Euro Focus is getting tedious. Perhaps Brits do the same thing when Ford North America sends out yet another Mustang derivative. Ah, screw it; here goes one more. It's the Ford Focus ST500, a spec'd-up Focus to be… » 11/08/07 8:30am 11/08/07 8:30am

Prancing Geeks: Limited-Edition Ferrari Segway

If you don't mind driving in an upright position, topping out at 12.5 miles per hour and achieving a critical mass of dorkitude, you can have your very own Ferrari. It's the special-edition Ferrari Segway, a tifosi-red version of the famous but slow-selling gyro-stabilized scooter. It costs $12,000 and is no faster… » 10/22/07 11:41am 10/22/07 11:41am

Lexus IS F for the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

If it's October, it must be time to see what automotive finery will grace the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. This year ladies who lunch in West Palm, Dallas and Orange County had better hang on to their cocktail bags — it's the IS F Special Build Sedan. Neiman's $68,000 Lexus "fast" comes with an interior design of… » 10/03/07 7:13am 10/03/07 7:13am