Black Friday Special Editions
What started as a sales event in the US has become the biggest reason for a sale across the world. The Black Friday sale, which used to be reserved for the day after Thanksgiving, has turned into week-long, and sometimes month-long, sales events. At Oracle Car Finance, we don’t need to have Black Friday sales. Our bespoke quotations are always customised to your requirements and your situation so you can rest assured that it is the most appropriate finance package for your situation. Instead, we thought as it is Black Friday tomorrow, we’d focus on Black special editions. Limited production or specially named models that use the colour Black to create something very special indeed.
Rolls Royce Ghost Ekleipsis
The Rolls Royce Ghost is one of the finest and most luxurious vehicles money can buy. For around quarter of a million pounds you can be transported around in the upmost in comfort, refinement and exquisite attention to detail. The pinnacle of the Rolls Royce range is the Black Badge, yet now there is the Ekleipsis. Using the Black Badge as a base, the Ekleipisis is a darker, more aggressive and stealthier looking model that uses a total eclipse as a theme. With Black paint, Black trim, Black accessories and highlights in bright Orange, the Ekleipsis is the dark side to the sumptuousness of the Ghost range. Just 25 models of the Ekleipsis are to be produced and all have been accounted for.
Brabus XLP 900 6×6 Superblack
If any car perfectly suits a Black colour scheme it would certainly be a Brabus. Whilst they are often synonymous with fast and powerful Mercedes saloons, in recent years they have expanded their range to more surprising models. Their enhanced G63 AMG 6×6, a car already completely bonkers in specification and appearance, is called the Brabus XLP 900 6×6 Superblack and takes the 6-wheeled monster to new heights. A retrimmed bespoke interior, replacement carbon fibre exterior body panels, carbon fibre accessories and beefed-up mechanicals and suspension, the Superblack certainly looks the part. With a tuned twin-turbocharged 4.5-litre V8 engine producing 900bhp and 1,250Nm of torque, it certainly has the power to more than match its menacing appearance. Despite its price tag of around £1.2million, you would still struggle to get more car for your money.
Bugatti La Voiture Noire
When your ‘standard’ car is the Chiron the lengths you would have to go to create a special edition is further than most car manufacturers. For Bugatti, it is a chance to go completely over the top. Paying homage to Jean Bugatti’s Type 57 Atlantic, a car that disappeared without trace in 1940 and as one of just 4 examples of which only 2 remain and undoubtedly would be the most expensive car in the world today, the La Voiture Noire is a completely one-off coach built creation. Unlike many other bespoke creations from other manufacturers, Bugatti dictate the design not the customer, and that special customer is unknown. What we do know is that the La Voiture Noire cost in the region of £11.4million including taxes and is unlikely to be seen cruising down your local high street any time soon.
Mercedes AMG GT Black Series
The Black Series range of Mercedes AMG products is the most extreme performance orientated models money can buy. When the model in question is already the most impressive car in the line up, it creates something very special indeed. The AMG GT Black Series is a serious performance machine and the exquisite attention to detail shows it means business. Power is upped by a not insignificant 160bhp, carbon fibre makes up most of the bodywork, there’s thinner glass, there’s a huge, fixed rear wing and extended carbon fibre front splitter. As a result, the Black Series laps a racetrack within 5 seconds of their GT3 car, a hugely impressive feat and some way to justifying the fact it costs more than double the price of the GT-R.
Audi R8 Performance Carbon Black
The Audi R8 just gets better and better with age and the latest iteration is an exquisite mix of naturally aspirated V10 noise, exceptional refinement and luxuriousness and an ease of every day driving that few supercars can match. In Carbon Black trim the appearance of one of the finest looking cars money can buy is complete, adorned with lightweight carbon fibre trim in abundance. With the looming combustion engine ban meaning the R8 could soon be a thing of the past, it is reassuring to know that the model is going out with a perfectly orchestrated wail from the 5.2-litre V10 Lamborghini sourced engine.
Land Rover Defender V8 Carpathian Edition
Although the focus was on its increased luxuriousness and the fact that it could still outdo most others when the going gets tough, one of the biggest feats of the updated Defender is that it retained its coolness. The original model was functional but undoubtedly cool at the same time, and the new one has managed to pull of the very same trick. With the Carpathian Edition it takes its chicness to new levels thanks to premium semi-matte dark grey paintwork (ok not black for this Black Friday feature but it is close), contrasting gloss black trim and a roaring supercharged V8 engine under the bonnet. There aren’t many cars that cost upwards of £100,000 that look just as good sparklingly clean in a city centre or completely plastered in mud negotiating a muddy track, climbing a rocky track or wading through deep waters.
Maserati MC20 Notte
Maserati hit a bit of a sweet spot with its MC20. Less expensive than you might imagine at under £200,000, praised for its nimble handling yet comfortable ride, as well as the performance from its impressive 630bhp V6 Nettuno engine. Its stunning good looks have just been given a sinister makeover with the addition of the ‘Notte’ special edition. The trick exterior paintwork finish manages to be gloss black in the daylight yet transforms to magnetic matte finish called ‘Nero Ezzenza’ when it gets dark. Not only that but Maserati claim it is also luminescent so will glow in the dark to some extent. Just 50 ‘Notte’ editions will be made and expect to cost a considerable amount more than the base MC20, but style surely is more important than saving a few pounds surely.
BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition
BMW’s flagship X7 SUV is already a well equipped luxurious way to travel yet that didn’t stop them from upping the ante with the limited production Shadow Edition. Combining a blacked-out appearance both inside and out with more than generous levels of trim, the Shadow Edition is limited to 500 models globally and just 10 examples for the UK. Equipment levels include the top of the line stereo system, extended Merino leather interior, panoramic sunroof, head up display, massage seats and full array of rear seat entertainment, as well as the M Sport exterior styling, 22” matte black wheels and ‘Frozen Arctic Grey’ matte paintwork. All this exclusivity makes the X7 Shadow Edition the most expensive combustion engine SUV in the BMW range, at a not inconsiderable cost of £115,000.
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Lamborghini are known for their outlandish and menacing looking cars. The aggressive Aventador, Huracan and limited edition Reventon models are as angular and purposeful as they come, yet none are as extreme as the ‘Sesto Elemento’, or ‘6th Element’ – Carbon. Every aspect of the track only creation is designed to save weight in order to perform as best as it possibly can, from the bare carbon fibre bodywork infused with flecks of red micro-crystals to the polycarbonate ‘glazing’ it is all designed to shed as much weight as possible. The interior has no trim as such, the majority of the dashboard is missing, just the essentials and you can do without the rest. As a result the Sesto Elemento weighs just 999kg and features a 560bhp naturally aspirated V10 engine. Just 20 were produced at a price of €1.8million each so you are unlikely to ever see one.
Ford Model T
A bonus addition to include one of the most iconic motoring quotes of all time; Henry Ford stating that customers could ‘have the Model T in any colour they like – as long as it is Black’. According to Ford it may not have been due to the fact it was the quickest drying colour but more for efficiency and uniformity on the production line. Early Model T’s weren’t actually available in Black, only ones from 1914-1925, before and after then they came in Blue, Red, Grey and Green. Whilst at one point the Model T accounted for more than half of all the cars globally, the majority were finished in Black, but it wasn’t the only one customers could choose. To celebrate the last vehicle produced, a special 15millionth Model T was driven off the production line by Henry Ford and his son in . . . Green, of course.
Oracle Car Finance
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