No matter who the car company is, luxury limited edition vehicles always capture the imagination. The exclusivity of the entire process, with secrecy about bespoke features, actual owners and certainly prices for the latest collections, creates an aura and buzz around the car community that we don't normally see. Perhaps it's the fact that not everyone can get one of these that adds to the mystique. Here is a list of some limited production cars that are destined to become legends, or have already reached that heady designation.
The Zenith Collection - Rolls Royce
The 50 bespoke units of the Zenith Collection completely sold out. They were inspired by the company’s Phantom Drophead Coupe and Phantom Coupe. Each of the units will take into consideration the requests and specifications of the individual customer. There are many options for customization, including a refrigerator for champagne, a tailgate glass shelf, glasses branded Rolls-Royce in a custom picnic collection, different colored leathers, and new dashboard components. No prices are listed, nor performance and engine specifications. The bespoke quality almost requires secrecy in these areas. Time will tell concerning the details for this rare collection of luxury vehicles.
BMW Individual 760Li Sterling Robbe & Berking Edition
This special edition BMW features handmade sterling silver trim, which is featured on its kidney shaped and certainly trademark grille, sill plates, badging, and exhaust outlets. The interior also features silver trim and embroidered headrests. All parts which would typically have been finished with chrome are made in sterling silver. The company collaborated with the Flensburg, Germany silversmiths, Robbe & Berking to create a truly decadent vehicle.
The limousine uses a 7 series wheelbase and a V12 engine which is powered with two turbo chargers. Its exterior is dark gray, while its interior is brown leather with white piping accents. Interior features include silver carafes and two custom silver vessels.
The car premiered at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. As part of the company’s Individual Program, prices and units produced are quite difficult to find, though a single piece of flatware from Robbe & Berking can cost $320, so that puts things into perspective.
Bugatti Veyron Jean Bugatti Edition
Bugatti created six supercars which honored men that have shaped the company’s history. This one, the Jean Bugatti, honors the son of Ettore Bugatti, who founded the historic company. The Veyron series is based upon the Grand Sport Vitesse Veyron model.
Jean became head of the company when he was 27 years old. But he was killed while testing a Bugatti race car when he was 30. He had created the great Atlantic 57SC, and it is for this reason that the Veyron which bears his name is inspired by this design. He owned one himself, but his version, the La Voiture Noire, no longer exists.
Bugatti owns so many speed records that it began to focus on the exclusive, luxurious super car. Three of the Jean Bugatti editions were scheduled to be produced. Each carried the price of $3 million, or more.
The Lamborghini Veneno
The company made only 3 units of this rare and extremely expensive vehicle. Recent prices mentioned for the supercar have been reported at $7.5 million, which is a considerable jump from the original debut price of about $4 million.
Not everyone was fortunate to own one, so the company made the Aventador edition of 100 units. It made its debut in Shangai at the city’s auto show, to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. The 2013 models have the standard serial number and the anniversary logo included.
Aston Martin One-77
The Aston Martin One-77 is praised as a singularly rare and desired car. The company built only 77. The supercar was constructed to be a powerful car. It was introduced for the first time at the Paris Auto Show in 2008. It wasn’t until 2012 when it entered the market. It reached a speed of 220 mph, and was made with technology that enabled it with the legendary speed and driving capabilities which have made Aston Martin famous. The power came from its V12, 7.3 liter engine.
Not many could afford to own one It sells for about $1.85 million. The police department in Dubai owns one, and several other supercar brands as part of its regular city patrol.
Jaguar XK R 75
When the 75th anniversary for the British car company arrived in 2010, nothing would do to celebrate except created another fabulous vehicle. The XK R was limited to 75 precious units. It sold for about $130,000 and it was designed to be one the company’s most stylish coupes.
It features a supercharged 5.0L engine which will bring it from 0 to 60 in about 4.4 seconds. It has 530 horsepower, and will reach a top speed of about 174 miles per hour. The suspension systems are upgraded. It has red brake calipers, Vortex alloy wheels in dark gray, exterior paint in Stratus Gray, and an optional shite striping graphics package for those so inclined. With its V8 engine and 48- plus pound feet of torque, plus a long list of sports car specifications and features, it is destined to become a collector’s car.
Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition
In 2014, Mazda celebrated its 25 anniversary with its Anniversary Edition vehicle. The company was proud of it two seat convertible, because it is the best seller of its kind, ever. The company has the Guinness World Record to prove it. The company created a version of its Miata, but with a hardtop, and priced it at $32,205. With only 100 units planned for its production, a pre-order program was put into place.
The creamy almond interior is lavish. The headrests are embossed with the logo for the 25th anniversary. There is red stitching on the leather seats in contrasting red, and this coordinates with the bright Soul Red, sporty exterior with its black accents. Topping off the many beautiful interior features is a decorative panel and badging advertising the celebratory year.
The pistons were hand-chosen, and designed to connect with the flywheel and rods providing extraordinary acceleration, response time, and free engine revs. The entirety of the vehicle reflects the Japanese principle of pursuing excellence and perfection, using many new and exclusive parts and features.
Executive Exclusive Porsche Panamera Turbo S
In 2014, there were 100 of these vehicles for sale. All of them sold out within the two days after they first were offered for sale, at a price of $264,895 each. The German car was created as a marketing test. The company wanted to know if there was interest for its brand within the luxury, limited model market.
The car itself is a beautiful combination of black and chestnut brown metallic exterior, all painted manually. The interior features leathers; Poltrona Frau and Nappa to be precise. There is a Burmester sound system as part of the rear entertainment system. Only 30 of total high end sedans were sold in the United States.
Maserati S Q4 Ghibli
This Maserati was offered in the 2014 Neiman Marcus catalogue for $95,000 It was named after the wind in North Africa known as Ghibli as an homage to its power, speed and design. Both elegant and sporty in conception, it is a driver’s car with a V6 3.0-liter engine featuring twin turbos and the intelligent contribution of Ferrari. It will take only 4.7 seconds to accelerate from zero to sixty. The all wheel drive feature gives it stability.
Only 100 of the vehicles were built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Italian Maserati company.
- 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine
- Automatic ZF transmission with eight speeds
- At 5,500 rpm: 404 horsepower
- Top Speed: 175 mph
- All wheel drive Q4 technology
- Average fuel consumption: 19 mpg for city and highway combined
Convenience and Comfort Details:
- Power foot pedals
- Power rear sunblind
- Remote start and easy entry
- Heated steering wheel, front and rear seats, windshield nozzles
- Rain, front and rear parking sensor
Interior Design Features:
- Center console edition number badge
- Premium leather interiors with contrast stitching on armrests, dashboard, headrests and seats
- Sport foot pedals by Inox
- Lacquer trim in piano black
- Bowers & Wilkin 1,280 watt stereo sound system
Exterior Design Features:
- Exterior paint: Grigio Maratea
- Silver, 20 inch forged wheels
- Red brake calipers
- Black surround grille
- Centennial hubcaps
Only one vehicle was sold per customer, and no dealer purchases were allowed.
The Bentley Mulsanne Majestic
In 2015, the Bentley Mulsanne Majestic was presented to the Middle East. Fifteen of this distinctive models were built: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was to receive five, the United Arab Emirates were to receive five, and the state of Qatar were to receive five. These Mulliner built vehicles were designed to be unique in terms of specs and trim, resulting in a highly exclusive edition of the Mulsanne.
Though the Majestic is a new, customized release of the Bentley Mulsanne, its features are very special. Each car has a unique number and is marked with it. Mulinner designed special 21” wheels made with five spokes constructed of alloy. There are Majestic badges on the front wheel arches, and interior illuminated Majestic plaques on the tread plate. The fifteen cars are contemporary, but draw from Bentley’s classic styling.
The Qatar edition is notable for its Rubino Red and Onyx exterior. The duo-tone exterior theme is mirrored in the interior design. The carpets, seats and belts, panels and specially designed headliner with quilted diamonds are a striking contrast to the rear privacy curtains in black.
Luxury features include:
- A refrigerated bottle cooler
- Frosted glasses and crystal flutes
- Rear passenger doors fitted with individual sterling silver atomizers
- Cupholder lids with Majestic badging
- Loose additional cushions piped and trimmed to match the seats
- Rear iPad tables embossed with Majestic badging
The Mulsanne Majestic was inspired by values such as strong family units within the context of royal values and traditions. It was built to provide the highest level of performance and luxury for its owners.
The 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Majestic Specifications
- Make: Bentley
- Model: Mulsanne
- Estimated Price: $350,000
- Engine: V8
- Horsepower: 505 @ RPM
- Torque 752 @ RPM
- Displacement: 6.75 L
- Time From 0 to 60: Estimated: 5.1 sec
- Top Speed: 184 mph
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