Rio Olympics 2016: Top 5 Olympic Special Edition Cars And Why Are They The Most Favorite

Aug 09, 2016 09:54 AM EDT | Eve C.


The Rio Olympics 2016 kicked off on Saturday amidst numerous issues about the location's safety. But despite that, many of the highlights show the talented athletes across the globe in the various sports category. Meanwhile, the automakers found this opportunity to introduce a special edition as a tribute for the prestigious sports event.

The sure thing is that car companies will gain a lot of potential buyers upon marketing their products to such events like this. But there are really some who quickly became the apple of the eye. For years, there are models that still take the gold medal when it comes to its design and feature.

Let us take a look at the top 5 best Olympics Special Edition cars and why they are the most favorite, courtesy of Car and Driver

1. 1984 Buick Century Olympia (Summer Olympics, Los Angeles)- During that time, Buick has been doing a great job in revolutionizing their car models. However, the Olympia was named as one of the best.

The vehicle sported a "special hood ornament, fender badges, gold pinstriping, and a natty trunk-mounted luggage rack0" The design was also adorned with a "USA" logo the five interlocking Olympic rings in the headrests.

2. 2014 Škoda Yeti Sochi (Winter Olympics, Sochi Russia)- There were slight differences between the standard Yeti and the Yeti Sochi. The special edition was coated in white paint and has a set of 10-spoke wheels to make it more stylish than the standard version.

3. 2012 Rolls-Royce Olympic Phantom Drophead Coupe (London Olympics)- British manufacturer Rolls-Royce stole the show by unveiling three variants of special-edition Olympic Phantom Series II Drophead Coupes. Each of the special edition vehicles contains "London 2012" with the Olympic motto,"Citius, Altius, Fortius" ("Faster, Higher, Stronger").

4. 2000 Holden Commodore Series II Olympic Edition (Millenium Summer Olympics, Sydney Australia)- This version of Commodore car model contains a with unique interior trim and Olympic Edition badge. It also has a few chrome-trimmed body moldings and inserts. That time, the power features were the cruise control, windows, a CD player, and antenna. 

5. 1996 Pontiac Grand Am Olympic Editions (Atlanta)- This car has a lot of editions including the U.S. Olympic Gold, the U.S. Olympic Silver, and the U.S. Olympic Full-Color. 

There you have it! Stay tuned for more news about the Rio Olympics on its official website and of course here at AutoWorldNews more the latest car updates.

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