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

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

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 black… » 10/03/07 7:13am 10/03/07 7:13am

Out of the Park: The 'World Series by Renault' Clio Renault Sport Edition

If ever there was a French specialty in the car market, it's this particular construct of hot hatchback: a taut, track-ready sort with a squat comportment and naturally aspirated four that pulls like a mid-80s Mustang GT. Renault's unveiled yet another version of its rapidly expanding Clio RS line; this one based on… » 10/01/07 10:45am 10/01/07 10:45am

Frankfurt Auto Show: Aston Martin, On Its Own, Shows Off

Aston Martin's first show as a non-ford entity showcases a new flagship alongside variants of two established models. The Vanquish-replacing DBS may have debuted in "Casino Royale," and showed up at Pebble Beach this year wearing yellow pants and sipping a G&T, but it had its coming out in Frankfurt. Aston boss Ulrich Bez … » 9/11/07 9:32am 9/11/07 9:32am

Porsche Cayenne GTS to Premiere in Frankfurt

It may not have the same badging as we'd considered, but the Porsche Cayenne GTS is nonetheless coming to Frankfurt, sporting a few tweaks to position it between the Cayenne S and the Turbo S. It's the first of Porsche's speedy buses to get the same active suspension system as the 911, which subsequently lowers the GTS … » 9/07/07 7:20am 9/07/07 7:20am