Naming a car after a fire-breathing beast of legend gives it a lot to live up to.
The reputation of the dragon varies depending on what part of the world you're in. In Asia, dragons are usually wise and rich. In Europe, they're blood-thirsty monsters that destroy kingdoms. No matter what your view, one thing is certain: cars named after dragons have a lot to live up to. These fiery dragon rides feature some of the best and worst "dragon editions" around. These off-roaders, supercars and luxury cars may not breathe fire but that shouldn't stop you from checking them all out.
The Jeep Wrangler Dragon Concept is a golden off-roader designed especially for China. The Wrangler has an all-black paint job with gold touches applied to the grille and wheels, and a dragon pattern across the hood, doors and spare tire cover looking surprisingly cool.
Aston Martin's Dragon 88 customization package was created for the DBS Volante, Virage Coupe and V8 Vantage S coupe. The package consists of three different paint colors: Volcano Red, Amethyst Red and Champagne Gold, symbolizing the traits of a Chinese dragon. The exterior also features 24-carat gold badging on the hood and rear, while gold inlays, embroidered dragon headrests and real dragon scales highlight the interior.
If you look up the term "mailing it in," you'll see a picture of the Fortwo Dragon Edition. The Brabus-designed, but not tuned, Fortwo has a red and gold exterior complete with Chinese characters. You can put lipstick on a Fortwo but it's still a Fortwo.
Oakley Design and Refined Marques teamed up to build the Lamborghini Aventador LP760-4 Dragon Edition. Limited to 10 units, this scaly Aventador has 760hp, extra carbon fiber components and dragons stitched into the upholstery. The aqua-colored chrome wrap is optional, in case you were wondering.
Rolls-Royce's "Year of the Dragon" Phantom probably costs more than what most Chinese dragons have stashed away in their caves. The maroon-colored luxury coach features golden dragons on both its interior and exterior. This one's sure to appeal to China's one percenters.