At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the legendary tuner Shelby American -the brand was founded in California more than half a century ago and, since then, introduced a number of custom-made cars that can be called nothing but iconic (like, really iconic: people actually worship them)- has revealed a souped-up version of the 2013 Ford Focus ST hot hatch. Although not as exciting as their 2009 Ford Shelby GT500KR and clearly not offering anything groundbreaking in term of available maximum power or acceleration time, the new 2013 Shelby Focus ST Limited Edition brings you a nice design package with custom interior and some other enhancements.
Ferrari`s online store has just been updated with a new Ferrari Paddock Chronograph Carbon Limited Edition quartz watch. Coming in a fancy handmade jewel case, which is crafted in lacquered wood with carbon fiber details, the watch is selling with a pair of cufflinks with Ferrari logo enameled on carbon fiber base. Whoa.
Celebrating a tremendous success of the family in its stronghold, the British branch of the global brand has issued a special edition 2010 Ford Transit SportVan commercial vehicle.
Looking a bit like a fire truck with its bright red paint with a pair of white stripes, the commercial van offers the usual combination of visual sportiness of its exterior with a bit disappointingly anemic diesel engine. However, if you don’t plan to take the van to Silverstone (you don’t, do you?), the vehicle still seems like a nice choice thanks to numerous interior and exterior enhancements that come as a part of the package.
The reputable Swiss watch maker that is known for their love to all things automotive and the Italian coachbuilder have jointly developed a 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition supercar. While on the photos above and below the vehicle looks just like another Gallardo with a fancy tuning package, it is in fact a lot more superior beast to a production model. Using invaluable experience that both companies have gained while participating a racing series sponsored by the watchmaking brand, they created a very interesting sports car that will easily fulfil your need for speed.
At the upcoming SEMA 2009 tuning show in Las Vegas, FoMoCo is going to present its new 2010 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet FR500CJ drag racer, a sequel of the last year’s 2008 Mustang Cobra Jet limited edition model. Perhaps, the ugliest Mustang you have ever seen although, being a custom cruiser enthusiast for many years, I can somehow get the appeal of a car that seems to be deliberately exaggerating most of its weakest design points just in order to look the baddest-ass hardest-case on the block.
The Japanese brand will soon start selling its 2010 Nissan Rogue Krom Edition compact city crossover. Known in Europe as Nissan Qashqai, the compact SUV is quite popular there thanks to a nice combination of small exterior that makes it fairly easy to park without losing too much paint on bumpers even in busy cities like Paris and London, adequate fuel economy with proportionally low carbon footprint, and, relatively low price and cost of ownership.
The German luxury brand will soon start selling the 2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS Design Edition 3 sports utility vehicle. With a production run limited to only a mere thousand of glorified performance SUVs, the special edition model may spur a wave of interest in the model that, truth be told, already stays on the production line way too long.
Still saving hard-earned money for that ultra-limited edition Aston Martin One-77 monster of a super-car? Well, then Mercedes-Benz has got a good one to tempt you: its long-awaited 2009 Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss is heading to the production line and, boy oh boy, there will be even fewer of them!
All things that have a beginning must have an end (except for global economic crises: they seem to have no end.) In this respect, the 2009 Bentley Arnage Final Series is both a message and a messenger. The message is quite simple: we are tired of and are retiring the ultra-luxury car that topped Bentley’s model range for the last decade. The reason for that is probably as simple as that: after the brand’s archrival have re-introduced back in 2003 their gorgeous 7th generation of Rolls-Royce Phantom study on wheels, the lavish, yet archaic Arnage was basically doomed. Now it’s time to stop kicking the dead horse and to introduce something more relevant for the first decade of XXI century.
Although the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition limited edition compact sedan sports an extensive list of interesting features, the German brand’s PR department currently focuses on the new diesel engine that motivates the vehicle. The reason behind the decision is fairly self-explanatory: for decades diesel engines were perceived by American customers as dirty, smelly and not particularly fun to drive. On a market where gas was always dirt-cheap (well, at least compared to Europe where fuel is traditionally a subject of heavy taxes and costs a lot more,) the heavy fuel’s only advantage -higher efficiency- never managed to become a key factor when choosing a next car. Well, it is clear that Mercedes-Benz wants that to change.