Mini has released its special edition Cooper SoHo exclusively for the United Kingdom. The model borrows its name from the well-known fashionable neighborhood in London. In case you may have forgotten, Mini stated earlier this year that it would be christening some special edition cars after London’s famous boroughs, districts, streets and landmarks.
The Porsche 911 is getting a new design and is slated to be introduced later during 2011 itself. Even as the model is getting ready for roll out, Porsche is going ahead with the manufacture of a few special edition cars too on the current model. The array of Porsche special edition models are something we look forward to see.
Fiat’s new special edition 500 Blackjack has been outed. To be driven in to dealerships by September, the car would be made available in the European markets by then. We get to learn that Fiat would sell the high end version for prices starting at €18,350 in the Italian car market.
The Fiat 500 Blackjack will come with four different engines. The petrol variants will sport a 900cc TwinAir with 84 bhp (63 kW / 85 PS). The 1.2-liter with 69 bhp (51 kW / 70 PS), and a 1.4-liter with 100 bhp (75 kW / 101 PS) will be part of the pick. Meanwhile, the diesel variant would offer 95 bhp (71 kW / 96 PS) 1.3-liter Multijet II.
To be rolled out in matte black hues and glossy accents, the car will have 16-inch alloy wheels, and red brake calipers. Leather upholstery and silver trim will be part of the package. That’s a bit different than the Fiat 500 pink we’ve seen some time ago. Eh?
What’s SEAT doing with Shakira? The launch of the car maker’s limited edition Ibiza Good Stuff in the UK takes off from the pop diva’s forthcoming European tour and has been named after her Good Stuff concerts.
The Columbian pop sensation-inspired Ibiza GS has been built on the same platform as the popular Ibiza 1.4 SE, and would be rolled out in hues of Candy White or Speed Blue. To be available in SC and five-door variants, the limited edition beauty would sport 16-inch Sonda alloy wheels, tinted rear windows, TomTom satellite navigation, an 8GB iPod Nano, a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, automatic climate control, power windows
and mirrors, and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system. The car would run powered by an 85 PS (63 kW / 84 hp) 1.4-liter petrol engine connected to a five-speed manual transmission.
The car offers 85 PS at 5,000 rpm, and would have the capability to race to 62 mph in just 11.8 seconds – 12.2 seconds for the 5dr. Prices would start at £12,300 for the SC and £12,710 for the five-door.
Environment concerns too are taken care of with CO2 emissions locked at 142 g/km. The Ibiza Good Stuff’s fuel consumption would be something around 47.1 mpg. Prices start at £12,300 for the SC and £12,710 for the five-door. The Shakira connection is extended beyond just the Good Stuff name.
SEAT will be bang in with the tour sponsorship and multimedia advertising campaign around the Good Stuff model, and also is believed to be an active supporter of Shakira’s initiatives for her Barefoot Foundation .
Mazda MX-5 is an amazingly popular roadster and Mazda has successfully completed 20 years of sale in France alone. To mark the completion of over two decades, Mazda is unveiling a special edition Mazda MX-5 Black & Matte at the Salon du Cabriolet, Coupe & SUV in Paris. Limited details about the special edition car are available but the specific show car will come studded with logos, mirrors and other relevant accessories specifically crafted by jewelers to further glorify the effect of the matte black paintwork. It will feature the customary 2.0L engine mated to an automatic transmission. The specific number of units, release date and its pricing all remain a mystery as of now.
North American customers will get lucky this April as the 2010 Infiniti G37 Anniversary Edition will hit the American shores in convertible, coupe, and sedan variants. All forms o the Infiniti G37 will come in limited numbers where the coupe and convertibles will be limited to 200 units.
As far as the sedans go, 350 units will be sold few of which will also please the rear wheel enthusiasts. Under the hood will be a 3.7-liter V6 engine which will be clubbed with a seven speed automatic-transmission. All versions will embrace a Graphite Shadow pigment paint job and will feature aluminum alloy wheels. On the inside, the Infiniti G37 Sedan is done in Monaco red leather while the coupe and convertible get a Maple interior.
The G37 Sedan will bear a price tag of $43,350; the coupe gets priced for $50,550 while the convertible is the most expensive of the lot at $54,900.