When it comes to cars, buyers would sometimes do anything and everything to make the purchase extra special. After all, buying a car is a serious commitment and you might as well make it memorable.
As far as a car purchase goes, there are many ways to make yours stand out from the rest. The first (and perhaps, the easiest) way to do this is by going for the highest level trim. What's great about doing so is that you pretty much get all of the features available in your chosen car model. At the same time, you get the better specs, too.
For instance, the Chevrolet Blazer Premium front-wheel drive trim comes with several convenience features that are not readily available in the base trim. These include a 120-volt power outlet, 6-way power front passenger seat, 8" diagonal color Driver Information Center, ambient interior lighting, automatic heated steering wheel, Bose premium 8-speaker audio system, bright front sill plates, cargo management system, heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats, inside rearview auto-dimming mirror and more. To get this trim, however, you have to be willing to spend a lot more than the car's starting price of $34,495.
On the other hand, there is also the option of having your ride customized or modded out to make sure that your car is uniquely yours. Meanwhile, it's also possible to get a special or limited edition of the car model you want. These variants tend to come with a unique set of features you won't find in any other trim.
If you are planning to go for a car's limited or special edition variant, however, you should take note that not everything is worth your money. Just take a look at all the weirdest special or limited edition cars we have found so far.
No, a Smart ForTwo certainly can’t fly. But, who said it can’t have wings? This weird looking small car is known as the Smart ForTwo ForJeremy special edition. Presented during the 2012 Los Angeles auto show, the car was the result of a collaboration between Smart and fashion designer Jeremy Scott. According to a report from Automobile Mag, the wings were supposed to evoke a feeling of lightness. At the same time, it was supposed to represent the fact that this car delivers low emissions.
Perhaps, the intentions were good. But we are speechless with the execution.
Now, don’t you dare deny it. There was once a time in your life when you were crazy about Warner Bros. After all, who can resist characters such as Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tasmanian Devil, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Speedy Gonzalez, Yosemite Sam and much more?
To give in to demand, Chevrolet came out with the Chevy Venture Warner Bros. Edition. According to The News Wheel, this car came with a DVD of several Warner Bros. cartoons. Not only that, it came with a food cooler, beach blanket, child restraints and even a set of pajamas.
Now, when it comes to special edition vehicles, you can’t expect Jeep to miss out on the fun. Just check out the Jeep Renegade Levi’s Edition that came out during the 70s.
According to a listing on the website, Bring A Trailer, “The Levi’s Jeep package was one of the most popular interiors and top options Jeep had ever offered. It included simulated stitching in Levi fashion on the seats, special jean-style padding on the dash, and a jean material-type top. The Levi’s package was available in blue or tan and was optional on all CJ Jeeps.”
Now, if you’re into gaming, you will undoubtedly recognize the title “Call of Duty: Black Ops.” In case you’re not, “Call of Duty: Black Ops” is a first-person shooter game that was released back in 2010. And today, the game has attracted millions of fans around the world.
At one point, Jeep decided to roll out the Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition. According to Forbes, the Wrangler is painted in jet black and also fitted with some dark Rubicon wheels. Meanwhile, there’s “Call of Duty: Blacks” graphics on its side plus special ‘Black Ops’ tail lamp guards.
Now, at some point, a lot of carmakers wanted to be more appealing to the market in China. And in fact, according to a report from Top Speed, Jeep was eager to show off at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. After all, it marked the return of Chrysler in the market.
To celebrate this, Jeep came out with the Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition. According to Motor Trend, this car came with a starting price of $37,090. It comes with dragon graphics across the hood and along the driver side door. Meanwhile, it’s finished with some bronze accents.
Everywhere in America today, it’s impossible to find anyone who doesn’t know about the show “The Walking Dead.” Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus and more, this is a show that takes pride in bringing one of your worst nightmares to life. Obviously, we’re talking about zombies who are determined to take over the world.
Well, if you’re a huge fan of the show and the suspense it delivers, you may also like the Hyundai Tucson Walking Dead Edition. According to a report from Edmunds, the 2014 SUV came with a starting price of $29,775.
If you could recall, the franchise movie “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken, David Andrews and more. According to the website Box Office Mojo, the third installment of the ‘Terminator’ franchise earned more than $400 million in the box office worldwide.
And with all this hype, it’s easy to see why Toyota would want to use the movie to market its Tundra pickup. According to Motor Trend, the Tundra Terminator 3 special edition came in sleek colors like imperial jade mica and black.
Another carmaker who decided to attach its brand to a hit movie franchise is Japan-based Nissan. In fact, it readily saw an opportunity when the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story came out in 2016.
In response, Nissan released the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Edition. According to Nissan USA, “This limited edition model features a vehicle badge designed in conjunction with Lucasfilm. The cutting-edge filmmaking meets innovative automotive technology and is the ﬁrst production vehicle in the 40+ year history of the iconic ﬁlm franchise to feature Star Wars-branded elements.”
We can only guess that Nissan’s first partnership with ‘Star Wars’ went so well that they decided to team up for more. This time, the carmaker decided to come out with a Nissan Altima Special Forces TIE Fighter for its 2018 model.
According to a report from USA Today, the car comes with custom wheels as well as a full body wrap. As you may expect, the Altima was also fitted with dual fighter wings. And if you aren’t geeking out yet, this car is also capable of making blaster sounds.
Now, Ford has come out with a number of special edition vehicle models over the years. However, we would have to say that the weirdest, by far, is the Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition.
No, Ford’s truck did not morph into a motorbike. Instead, they designed an F-150 that sports special Harley-Davidson decals along its sides. Moreover, there are also some Harley-Davidson badges sewn into the truck’s seats. And under its hood was a 6.2-liter V8 engine, according to the website Road and Track.
You really can’t expect Nissan to have all the fun when it comes to ‘Star Wars.’ In fact, Dodge felt the need to celebrate the ever-growing film franchise as well. One of the ways that it did so was by coming out with the Dodge Viper Star Wars Edition.
According to the website Motion Cars, the sleek black Dodge Viper ACR, with distinctive silver and white decal, is meant to be inspired by the character Kylo Ren. However, the website CNET is claiming that the Viper is imagining the character of Darth Vader as a car.
Aside from the Viper, Dodge also decided to create a special edition Challenger that is inspired by the ‘Star Wars’ film franchise. This time, the model is referred to as the Dodge Challenger Stormtrooper Hellcat.
According to a report from NY Daily News, this special edition Challenger came with a supercharged HEMI engine capable of cranking out 707 horses. Moreover, it had a top speed of 199 miles per hour and could go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds.
Now, everyone knows that Italy sort of has a love affair with Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher. We are talking about the passionate driver who managed to achieve victory after victory with the team Scuderia Ferrari.
And so, it only made sense that Fiat would also try to pay homage to this German driver. Apparently, they decided to do so by coming up with the Fiat Seicento Sporting Michael Schumacher. From the looks of it though, this car doesn’t look like something that Schumacher would want to be seen in.
Now, Fiat didn’t just stop with the Michael Schumacher edition. Instead, they tried to make a sleeker and more stylish special edition vehicle with the Fiat 500 Gucci Edition.
According to the dealership Fiat of Vancouver, the Fiat 500 Gucci Edition features Gucci paint, Gucci badges, and signature Gucci bodyside stripes along the exterior. Meanwhile, inside, you would find Gucci front and rear seats, Gucci black leather door trims, and Gucci logo shift knobs. Talk about Gucci all the way!
One look at the Volkswagen Golf Harlequin and you would realize that Volkswagen has a silly sense of humor. If you have ever wanted to own a multicolored vehicle, this is exactly the special edition for you.
The Golf Harlequin was released back in 1996. And according to the website The Daily Drive, the car had started out as single-color cars which were painted in Pistachio Green, Chagall Blue, Ginster Yellow, and Tornado Red. However, at some point, the German carmaker decided to swap the car’s fenders, doors, hoods, and hatches. That turned this into a weird multi-colored masterpiece.
You may not realize it but at some point, Mini Cooper wanted to give its car a more elegant touch. Because of this, it ended up doing a partnership with fashion designer Kenneth Cole.
Compared to the Volkswagen, the Mini Cooper by Kenneth Cole is certainly a lot more sophisticated. However, we must say that the silver-ish gray painted car appears to be studded with too many dots. Even worse, the whole dots theme continues all the way to the interior of the car. If you like it, we won’t judge.
Let’s face it, Victoria Beckham is iconic. After all, this is Posh Spice of Spice Girls' fame that we're talking about. The woman simply embodies class for a living. And so, it really was only a matter of time before this stylish Brit would end up doing a partnership with British carmaker Land Rover.
The result of this partnership is the Range Rover Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham. During an interview, Beckham told Hello Magazine, “I've stayed very true to myself. I've designed a car that I want to drive, a car that I think David wants to drive.”
For luxury carmaker Bentley, it’s very important to create a car that supports the lifestyle of their highly sophisticated clientele. And so, it decided to come out with the Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing Edition by Mulliner.
Here, everything you need for fly fishing and recreation is within easy access. According to Bentley, “The master tackle station and refreshment case sit on a sliding tray that allows for easy access. Inside the master tackle unit is a special Burr Walnut veneered drawer containing a fly-tying vice and tools, as well as a selection of cotton, hooks, and feathers.”
Now, we certainly won’t accuse luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce of trying to resemble Ferrari. However, at some point, it had decided to come up with a Rolls-Royce Ghost Majestic Horse Edition. For the love of these beautiful, wild beasts, perhaps?
According to a report from Top Speed, it seems the car was released in time to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Horse (there is a horse displayed on the exterior of the car). In addition to the horse displayed on the outside, there are also little horses found everywhere throughout the car’s interior.
Now, Aston Martin has also celebrated Asian culture with a special edition known as the Aston Martin Dragon 88.
According to Aston Martin, “The Dragon 88 concept is reserved for Aston Martin’s most powerful, elegant and prestigious models: the DBS, Virage and V8 Vantage S. Each of the 88 cars will feature bespoke details that celebrate the mystical qualities of the dragon symbol, synonymous with power, strength and good luck in Chinese folklore. Among the detail changes, 24-carat gold is applied to the signature Aston Martin wing badges on each car. The cars are also finished in one of three special colors selected to chime with traditional Chinese art and imagery.”
At some point, McLaren took the special step of honoring the country of Canada with the McLaren 570S Spider Canada Commission.
As McLaren has described, “The body paint is Silica White, with extensive exterior trim tinted in red carbon fiber. A white accent stripe on the lower sills, subtle white Canadian flags replacing the “570S” script on the door blades, and Canadian Maple Leaf accents on the rear of the vehicle contrast with 10-Spoke Lightweight Forged Wheels in Stealth Finish. Also featured are Carbon Fibre Exterior Packs, and other MSO Defined Carbon Fibre accents.”
Now, if you like pottery and you also love cars, you may just like the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport L’Or Blanc. It’s got a porcelain design on the outside and porcelain accents throughout the interior.
According to Bugatti, “The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport L’Or Blanc is the result of an extraordinary collaboration between Bugatti and the Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin. It represents a new design principle for a Bugatti automotive artwork. It was the first time that a car’s bodyshell and interior have both been fitted with high-quality porcelain elements.”
For those who can’t get enough of formulas, Bugatti also has the perfect special edition car for you. This is none other than the Bugatti Veyron Bernar Venet, a car that is studded with formulas inside and out.
According to Bugatti, “Bernar Venet, who has a passion for mathematical formulas and scientific theories, took his inspiration for the design of the Grand Sport from the technical formulas used to calculate the power of the Bugatti engine, and applied them to the car’s body and interior.”
At some point, Ferrari had decided to come out with a limited edition model known as the 365 P Berlinetta Speciale. Unlike its other supercars, the 365 P Berlinetta Speciale has a rather futuristic feel. In fact, it is reminiscent of a space travel vehicle.
According to the website Super Cars, the Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale comes with a 4.4-liter V12 engine that can deliver as much as 380 horsepower. It may look weird, but it can definitely perform.
It seems that it wasn’t only Bugatti who expressed interest in porcelain at one point in time. Ferrari also wanted to incorporate porcelain into one of their cars. The result of this effort is the Ferrari 599 China, also known as the weirdest Ferrari that has ever been built.
The car’s design was done by artist Lu Hao, who has remarked, “The creative inspiration for this unique model came from those elements of Chinese culture that have profound significance. This work embodies my understanding of the essences of Chinese culture and the Ferrari brand.”
Reference: Edmunds, Box Office Mojo, USA Today, The News Wheel, Forbes