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While we still love the base models, special editions, premium trimmings and tuned-up performance versions that simply add the drama, limited edition cars have always had a certain zing and appeal attached to them. The upgrade could vary from a simple paint-job to diamond treatments on the dashboard and everything in between. Over the past few years, limited edition cars have gotten much more extravagant and come with an exclusivity tag that’s usually attached to the brand’s heritage. Celebrating their years of work, special days and accomplishments. These have been the most eye-catching limited edition super-cars from the past few months.

McLaren Senna GTR
McLaren Senna GTR
McLaren Senna GTR

McLaren has always been dedicated to speed, in every endeavor and model they design. Take the Senna GTR, currently their flagship on-track model that was down-tuned for the street, opening doors for car collectors. Limited to 75 units, this monster of a car features 813 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque from its 4.0-L, twin-turbocharged V8 which is assisted by a comprehensive aerodynamics system.  The car goes 0-60-mph 2.7 seconds and maxes out at more than 200-mph. Priced at £1.1 million (approx $1.43 million).

Pininfarina Battista
Pininfarina Battista

The Battista will be India’s first hypercar thanks to Mahindra Motors. While there will be about 150 of these ever built, Pininfarina will be unleashing this beast first in Germany, its hometown and then other parts of Europe and Asia. On paper, it’s the world’s fastest production car, boasting a 1900-HP engine that’s estimated to go from 0-62-mph in just two seconds, faster than a Formula 1 racing car. At tryouts, it maxed out at 217-mph with its undisclosed battery engine. It’s expected to make a debut in 2020 with a price-tag of $2.5 million.

Bugatti La Voitre Noire
Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Bugatti La Voitre Noire

Apart from being the world’s most expensive production car with just one customer so far, Cristiano Ronaldo, the Bugatti La Voitre Noire was an ode to Type 57SC Atlantic line from 1934, an automotive relic lost in the World War II era that has just four exclusive bespoke builds. The $18.9 million super car isn’t a limited edition car per se, but is one of the most exclusive cars in the world today. The La Voiture Noire sports a thunderous 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine that churns out 1600-HP, a 100 more than the Chiron which is notably the world’s fourth-fastest production car after the Hennessey Venom GT. The La Voiture Noire shouldn’t be shy of breaking the 261-mph record, considering what’s under the hood though.

Aston Martin James Bond-Themed DBS Superleggera
Aston Martin James Bond-Themed DBS Superleggera

Turning the spotlight from speed to pop culture, this Aston Martin whip is most definitely one of the most unique limited edition cars out there today. Designed in honour of ‘Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, it celebrates 50 years of the James Bond dynasty. As Bond likes to mix business with pleasure, this AM DBS Superleggera fuses British luxury with extreme speed. As per usual, the Aston Martin comes equipped with a 715 BHP 5.2-litre V12, capable of 0-60 MPH in just 3.4 seconds. In case this rare edition wasn’t special enough, Aston Martin will also offer its lucky customers the opportunity to include a drinks cabinet to feature inside the car’s trunk, which will hold two bottles of champagne and four flutes. Priced at £300,007 (approx. $380,000 USD) and limited to 50 builds.

Audi R8 V10 Decennium
Audi R8 V10 Decennium
Audi R8 V10 Decennium

Marking a decade of Audi V10s, this limited edition R8 is a true collectors item for all Audi lovers. Sporting a slightly darker tone than Audi’s trademark Daytona Grey finish, the rims get a special bronze finishing treatment to contrast the Daytona tint, a newly introduced novelty by Audi. Limited to just 222 R8s, it embraces a naturally aspirated V10 Plus that isn’t shy of producing 600+ HP with its 5.2 litre guzzler. Audi also promises 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds allowing it to peak at 205 mph. Priced at approx. €222,000, this German limited edition car is expected to make an on-road debut by 2020.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster

Latest from the bunch is this Lamborghini Aventador SVJ ’63’ Roadster, that made a big debut just last week alongside a Huracán EVO GT Celebration. The ’63’ stands for Lamborghini’s founding year of 1963 and also comes as a build count to compliment that. Lamborghini’s Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster is equipped with the SV 6.5-litre V12 power-plant, which offers 770 BHP, 531lb ft of torque, 0-62 MPH in 2.9 seconds and a top speed north of 217-mph. The supersport car will be available only in America as of now and there isn’t an official comment on price yet.

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Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.