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Eight of the Strangest Special Edition Cars

Eight of the Strangest Special Edition Cars

By Swansway Motor Group 21-08-2018

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Sometimes, car manufacturers get a bit weird with special editions. We take a look at eight of the wackiest

Car manufacturers love making special editions.

Whether it’s to stir up a little bit of buzz around a single car, or simply stand out from the crowd, these weird and wonderful creations showcase what car makers can do when they let their imaginations run wild.

Here, we’ve picked out eight of the wackiest special-editions to ever have been created.


Bentley Bentayga by Mulliner Fly Fishing

The Bentley Bentayga is a decent combination of luxurious craftsmanship and go-anywhere all-wheel-drive capability. However, what if you want to take your Bentayga fly fishing, and want specific storage for rods, reels and flies?

Bentley Bentayga by Mulliner Fly Fishing Special Edition Car

That’s where the Fly Fishing by Mulliner edition Bentyga comes in. Fitted with bespoke rod tubes trimmed in saddle leather and a central storage station, as well as a waterproof wader stowage trunk, it’s a great option for those who want to spend time at the river, but be able to head home in the very highest luxury.


Volkswagen Golf Harlequin

The Volkswagen Golf is one of the best-selling cars of all time, and appears across the globe in a variety of different colours, specifications and bodystyles. The Harlequin, however, was something slightly out of the ordinary.

Volkswagen Golf Harlequin

Created in 1996, the Golf Harlequin was produced for just one year. Just 264 of these colourful cars were produced, and were made as a result of the immense popularity of the smaller Polo Harlequin.


Ssangyong Korando Sports DMZ

The ‘regular’ Korando Sports proved to be somewhat of a success for South Korean-based SsangYong. The pick-up was impressive off-road, and came with a generous amount of standard equipment too.

SsangYong Korando Sports DMZ Special Edition Car

However, the DMZ edition possessed something particularly special – camouflage paint. It either stood out from or blended into the crowd – whichever you prefer – and gave the Korando Sports a beefy, military edge. It was cleverly named, too.


Bentley Bentayga Falconry

Yes, it’s another Bentayga – but we couldn’t ignore this special edition either. Catering for what can only be a very niche pastime, the Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner features a removable ‘transportation perch’, and features a variety of trim pieces crafted from cork.

Bentley Bentayga Falconry Special Edition Car

A veneer inlaid with a falcon graphic features on the car’s passenger-side trim piece, and is made up of 430 separate pieces which are painstakingly placed together by hand.


Skoda Felicia Fun

You won’t miss a Skoda Felcia Fun in a hurry. A bright yellow exterior was matched by an equally jazzy interior, with yellow accents used on the steering wheel, gearstick and even the main dials.

Skoda Felicia Fun Special Edition Car

However, the Felicia Fun had a trick up its sleeve – the rear bulkhead could be extended to reveal two rear seats with a convertible section above, meaning four people could come along for the ride.


Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Luminary Collection’

Rolls-Royce is certainly one for creating staggeringly impressive – and staggeringly expensive – special editions. This, the Wraith ‘Luminary Collection’, was limited to just 55 examples and uses a specially-developed ‘Sunburst Grey’ exterior paint.

Rolls-Royce Wraith 'Luminary Collection' Special Edition Car

Inside, the main dashboard is fitted with 176 individual LEDs, designed to resemble ‘the trailing light of a shooting star’. Which is nice, if you want stars on your dash.


DS3 Black Lezard

The DS3 is a car built on the ability to customise each and every aspect, and the Black Lezard edition is a more luxurious take on that. For instance, the Lezard design – created to mimic the look of lizard skin – is hand applied to each and every car, taking two hours per vehicle.

DS3 Black Lezard Special Edition Car

The interior of the car is finished in high-quality leather, and gloss black trim is used to help lift the overall look of the cabin.


Range Rover Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham

Back in 2012, Range Rover revealed a special edition version of its Evoque SUV made in partnership with Victoria Beckham. The exterior is hand-finished in matte grey paint, while the alloy wheels feature gloss black paint and rose gold detailing.

Range Rover Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham

Inside, the four seats are finished in high-quality leather with contrasting white ‘baseball’ stitching. Prices at the time were almost impressively high, with the special edition coming in at a weighty £79,995.


Which one is your favourite?  Let us know in the comments below. 

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