Retro Versions of 7 Modern Cars
The history of car design knows many classic models, and we decided to mash the best of them up with their modern counterparts. These retro concepts combine classic looks from days gone by with modern design language. From the iconic Ford Mustang to the ultra-exclusive Bugatti Chiron, we’ve married old and new to create some truly unique cars.
Ford Mustang 2017 Retro Concept
In this design we’ve taken the new 2017 Mustang and given it a classic look. Quite a challenge, we admit, but we enjoy challenges! Mustangs come from two worlds: the iconic muscle car world and the world of modern design language. We were curious to see what the modern Mustang would look like with the lines from 30 years ago.
Mercedes AMG GT Retro Concept
This design takes us back to the glory days of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing. Introduced in 1954, it was the first iteration SL-class grand tourer and the fastest produced car of its era. But its most memorable features were the “gullwing” doors. Our redesign keeps the modern design language, but it has been strongly influenced by the 300 SL.
Aston Martin DB11 Retro Concept
Agent 007 has driven many cars in James Bond movies, but none is more iconic than the Aston Martin DB5. It made its debut in Goldfinger (1964) and has since appeared in Thunderball (1965), Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). We added the classic touch of this car to the modern Aston Martin body and design
Ferrari LaFerrari Retro Concept
LaFerrari has been described as Ferrari’s most exciting road-car since the F40. The Italian hypercar is powered by a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V12 and a 120 kW electric engine. The LaFerrari is the most valuable 21st century automobile ever sold at auction, going for $7 million in 2016. We imagined how it might look like if Enzo Ferrari himself had drawn the design lines for the car.
Bugatti Chiron Retro Concept
The Bugatti Chiron was one of the most anticipated hypercars ever. Production was limited to just 500 cars, so consider yourself lucky if you ever get to see a Chiron in traffic. The all-wheel-drive car is powered by a quad-turbocharged 8-liter W16 engine that produces 1500 horsepower. Our retro-Chiron has the shape and design of a very sporty Classic VW Beetle – this is how apparent opposites complement each other.
Audi R8 Retro Concept
Audi has many classic models, but we selected a bit more recent one. The Audi R8 went into production in 2006 and uses Audi’s trademark quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. The R8 was designed, developed and manufactured by Audi Sport and shares the platform with Lamborghini Gallardo. Our redesign is a flashback to the older Audi models; the wheels, in particular, remind us of the classic Quattro from the 80s.
Dodge Charger Retro Concept
Dodge has produced many classic car models throughout its history. Who could forget the 1968 Dodge Charger R/T in Steve McQueen’s 1968 film Bullit? The Charger has recently taken a sharp turn towards the modern and lost much of its muscle car flare. We brought it back to its roots, inspired by the classic Dodge Charger Daytona.
Like these unique designs show, retro works in the car world too. Don’t get us wrong – modernization is a good thing. But sometimes it’s fun to bring modern cars back to their roots and remember why classics are classics. And since the new James Bond movie is about to be filmed, we hope the producers take a look at our Aston Martin…
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