Limited edition cars come in a variety of sizes, performance levels, and price points. While some limited edition cars fade from the spotlight quickly, others improve in value or give us a glimpse of trends to come. Here is a preview of four limited edition cars currently on the market that are worth learning more about.
The new brand Italdesign Automobili Speciali made its debut at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show in 2017, unveiling the Zerouno. With collectors in mind, the Zeruno will combine racing car features and performance with luxury car standards to create a vehicle that can operate on normal roads. Only five units will be available of this highly exclusive design concept.
Italdesign is offering a seemingly endless list of customization options. The five lucky owners of Zerouno automobiles will be able to customize their cars to the point that each vehicle will be truly unique. In addition to a custom color finish, Italdesign has several optional packages involving the exterior and inside the cockpit.
With a modular chassis in carbon fibre and aluminium, this special car boasts a 5.2 litre V10 engine which enables 0-100 km/h acceleration in just 3.2 seconds, with a top speed of 330 km/h. A car with that kind of speed will need high quality tires, and Formula 1’s exclusive provider, Pirelli, is to equip the fist Automobili Speciali model. Pirelli’s engineers developed a custom version of their high performing P Zero tires to be used on the Zerouno. The tires come in custom colors as well (buyers will choose from white, red, yellow, and metallic grey) to further customize this limited edition special vehicle.
As an homage to 14 years of the unparalleled craftsmanship and design expertise that has gone into the Continental GT model line, the Continental GT Timeless Series is to be admired. This contemporary and luxurious edition of the Continental GT Convertible showcases both hand craftsmanship and also technical innovation.
One feature of the Timeless Series is the Continental GT technology. The infotainment system includes an 8” touchscreen, 30GB hard-drive, 15GB of music storage and a satellite navigation system. There is also the option of an audio system with custom speakers and eight digital sound processing modes. Rear view cameras are part of the standard option.
A W12 engine is available to clients in the American market. The 6.0 litre twin-turbocharged engine allows drivers to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and reach a top speed of 196 mph (315 km/h). In the UK and Europe, the Timeless Series is available as a Continental GT V8 S. The 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine goes from 0 to 60mph is in 4.5 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds) and on to a top speed of 191 mph (308 km/h).
Bentley’s team of craftspeople are to offer seven color and trim customization options. Choose from the cool, light Ice, Glacier or Camel specifications. Or if you prefer a darker approach, you can pick from Onyx, Havana, Anthracite or Dark Sapphire. Each option showcases the timeless elegance of the model as well as the individual style of the driver.
When considering luxury limited edition vehicles, many often do not think of trucks. Ford is aiming to change that. Ford kept high-end customers with heavy duty towing needs in mind with the F-250, F.350, and F-450 Super Duty Limited. Owners of small yachts and CEOs of construction businesses will appreciate the luxuriousness of these “made for work” vehicles.
The Super Duty lineup is a win for all of our customers, from successful ranchers to contractors to RV owners,” said Todd Eckert, Ford Truck group marketing manager. “Super Duty Limited is the most luxurious and advanced heavy-duty pickup truck ever created by Ford for accomplished buyers, with appetites for the high life and hard-earned dollars to match.
The 2018 Super Duty Limited will be the most luxurious, technologically advanced Super Duty available to date. The trucks will feature 20” aluminum wheels, a satin chrome grill and tailgate applique, premium Camelback two-tone leather seats, and dark ash swirl wood treatments. Other interior amenities include stitched leather steering wheels and suede headliners.
Technology wise, Ford has been generous with these designs. Standard features include adaptive cruise control, a 360 degree camera, lane keep assist, and also a panoramic moonroof. You will also find heated and cooled seating surfaces as well as a heated steering wheel.
BMW is celebrating 40 years of the 7 series by introducing a small quantity, special edition model. Only 200 units of the BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre models are available from the BMW Dingolfing plant, which is the birthplace of these luxury sedans. The new model made its debut in September at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA).
The BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre will be available in two finishes. The exclusive BMW Individual color Frozen Silver metallic and also the body color Petrol Mica metallic. The elaborate color process allows for a finish with unique iridescent effects. Another exclusive feature of this design is the edition signet throughout the vehicle.
The BMW 7 Series 40-year edition is available with four, six, eight and twelve cylinders, ranging from the 740e iPerformance plug-in hybrid with four-cylinder and electric assistance to the M760Li with V12 biturbo.
So, tell us, will you be shopping for a new car this year? Which of these limited edition vehicles might be at the top of your wish list for vehicles?