What car lover hasn’t dreamed of buying a special edition of their favorite make and model?
Manufacturers face the challenge of creating a car that not only drives well but will also sell across multiple markets. Every so often, though, they’ll roll out a special edition model that’s strictly for enthusiasts to enjoy.
Some special editions, like Fiat’s Kung Fu Panda Edition, have a specific cause in mind. The car bears a striking resemblance to a panda and is being auctioned off to benefit real-life pandas!
Even if you missed the Panda Fiat, you’ve undoubtedly heard of these five limited edition cars that left their mark on the auto world.
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5 Memorable Limited Edition Cars
1. 2015 Mustang 50-Year Limited Edition
To commemorate the golden anniversary of one of America’s most beloved sports cars, Ford rolled out a 50-year limited edition in 2015.
Ford produced only 1,964 models, available in either Wimbledon White or Kona Blue. It features an upgraded 420-hoursepower 5.0-liter V8, six-piston Brembo front brakes, and 390 lb-ft of torque.
In a nod to the 1960’s, the car also features discreet chrome highlights around the grille, side glass, and tri-bar taillights.
2. Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition
Chevy has rolled out all sorts of limited edition cars in recent years, but the Camaro Hot Wheels Edition may be the best yet.
A specially-designed 2-SS model, this 2013 Camaro became the first life-sized replica of a Hot Wheels toy ever produced.
More than just looking cool, the Hot Wheels Camaro clocks an impressive quarter-mile in 13 seconds.
3. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Who wins the title for most powerful muscle car ever manufactured?
This goes to Dodge and their Hellcat’s supercharged V8 motor that produces an astonishing 707bhp. It also features an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic gearbox that diverts power to the rear axles.
The 2014 Hellcat is also a throwback to its predecessor, with many styling cues adopted from the original 1971 Challenger.
4. 1986 Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer
1986 may seem like a long time ago now.
But back then, if you were rich and you wanted to drive fast, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer was the vehicle of choice. The iconic car featured a modified 300E that gave it a 396-horsepower V8 and a top speed of 180mph.
At the time, it was the fastest four-door vehicle ever produced. Less than thirty of them ever hit the market!
5. Lamborghini Veneno
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Lamborghini rolled out the visually striking Veneno.
Bearing some semblance to the Batmobile, the Veneno can top out at 221mph. Under its hood, you’ll find a seriously impressive 6.5-liter V12 engine that puts out 740-horsepower.
If you want one of these “Batmobiles” for yourself, it’ll cost more than a pretty penny. Lamborghini produced only a handful of Venenos, and they sold for about $4 million each.
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These are just a few of the many limited edition cars that have left their mark on the automotive world.
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