If we were to single out a class of automobiles that completely abandoned beautiful and more importantly unique designs, in favor of aerodynamic efficiency, weight reduction, safety and some other non-sense, then it should definitely be sports cars.
The classic models of the past till this day possess true spirit of automaking and leave bypassers speechless where ever they go. In this episode of we will be featuring the most iconic sports car models that have been carefully brought back to life and those newcomers that attempt to mimic the looks of the retro era but offer modern performance and technology!
Other #AutomotiveTerritory episodes that briefly cover similar topics and may interest you:
Retro-inspired and restored classic SUVs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uUH5wGq7FQ
Modern pickup trucks that preserve the older looks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK-FHynh8DA
More details about all models that were featured in this #AT_Trucks episode:
Revology 1966 Shelby GT350: revologycars.com/car/1966-shelby-gt350/
Revology 1966 Shelby GT350 is the 50th consecutive Ford-licensed Mustang model, built by the company, marking a new milestone in the brand’s history.
Caterham Super 7 1600: caterhamcars.com/en/models/the-iconic-range/super-seven-1600
The origins of Caterham cars are rooted deep in 1960 when the company was a major dealer of the Lotus 7 and later on acquired the rights to manufacture the model under its own name. The latest introduction within their lineup is the mid-price range Super 7 1600.
Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation: media.astonmartin.com/db4-gt-continuation-video/
Introduced in 2019, Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation is styled as the original 1959 DB4 GT, paying homage to its 60th anniversary. The coupe has a limited production run of 25 units, all of which are manufactured at the revived Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell.
Superformance models: superformance.com
Superformance is a California-based company that specializes in building licensed factory spec continuation originals from the golden era of automaking.
Jannarelly Design-1: jannarelly.com/design-1
Jannarelly Design-1 is designed as a timeless car of the 1960s that blends the retro style with technology from today.
Ringbrothers 1969 Chevy Camaro Valkyrja: www.ringbrothers.com
Revealed at the 2019 SEMA, the Valkyrja is the 1969 Camaro restomod, commissioned by a customer from Belgium. Though the car repeats the shape of the original model to the inch, it is all-new inside and out.
Morgan Plus Four: morgan-motor.com/plus-four/
While the 2020 is rich in modern convertibles from Porsche, Ferrari and Jaguar, the undisputed head-turner is the upcoming Morgan Plus Four roadster. The new generation model keeps only 3 % of the previous car’s components, sitting on the all-new CX-generation modular bonded aluminum architecture.
Ares Design Corvette Stingray C2: aresdesign.com/car/stingray
Corvette is one of the most iconic American cars ever built, and the original C2 Stingray is probably its most recognizable version. The Italian Ares Design definitely agrees with this statement, but believes it is possible to refine the car even further.
Jaguar E-Type Roadster by Foose: chipfoose.com/jaguar-e-type/
Jaguar E-Type Roadster by Foose is based on the 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 owned by one of the company’s customers, who wanted to turn this classic into a one of a kind build.
Singer Porsches: singervehicledesign.com/portfolio/san-juan and singervehicledesign.com/portfolio/point-loma
The 964 version manufactured between 1989 and 1994 is regarded by many fans of the brand as the golden standard of the Porsche 911. In turn, when it comes to the restoration projects associated with this model, Rob Dickinson’s Singer Vehicle Design has no rivals.
Wami Progetto Due Ares Design: www.aresdesign.com/en-us/cars/wami-progettodue/
Inspired by the exclusive Maserati A6G 2000 from 1950s, the Wami ProgettoDue roadster is a future build from Ares Design that belongs to the company’s Legends Reborn series.
MZR Datsun 240Z: mzrroadsports.co.uk
The story of the Nissan Z sports car spans across 6 generations starting from 1969. Nowadays, the coupe still has a zealous following and the UK based MZR Road Sports is among those companies that revitalize the icon.