We need more cars with retro designs

Retro designs are epic. Simple as that.

8w ago

Some time ago, Hyundai revealed a modernised version of its first-generation Pony subcompact car that was first released back in 1975, and you must admit that the whole thing looks absolutely stunning. The problem is, they are actually not going to make it.

It's not just Hyundai that has been tormenting us in this way; back in 2015, BMW released a car called 3.0 CSL Hommage, which looked like a piece of art and also had a 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six with e-motor that developed 500bhp and allowed the car to do 0-62 in 3.7 sec, and yet it was simply a one-off show car.

Peugeot also committed this terrible sin 3 years later by unveiling the E-Legend, which combined the design of the 504 Coupe with an absolutely magnificent modern atmosphere and an electric motor that had a range of 373 miles, produced 456bhp and could also do 0-62 in less than 4 seconds. Once again, this was just a one-off show car.

I think that every time a car manufacturer shows off a retro-designed car that they then say is just a one-off concept, we should all boycott these companies until they actually produce these cars. In BMW's case especially, such cars would actually look better than the ones they are currently making.

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Comments (2)

  • On rare occasion, I agree with you 😄 a good retro design is just so refreshing. I love this 127 render.

      1 month ago