The Rebirth of Retro Cars

Other modern cars that resemble or incorporate certain aspects of vintage cars are the Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, the famous Mustang, Ford GT, the Jag S Type, the Mini Cooper, the Fiat 300C, the Nissan 350Z, and the Volkswagen New Beetle of course. Some of these cars have closer resemblance with their forebears while others are loose translations of the earlier versions. The new Beetle retained the classic appearance of the original – the hunchback shape, bug-eye headlights and running boards – although its technology is completely new. The redesigned Beetle is also noted for being bigger and a more developed car.   Similar retro cars may have the look of older models but drive and perform like modern cars. Certain characteristics of the old models may be retained in the revived modern versions. The Fiat 500 still has the charm and oddness of the original, although the 2012 version is easy to drive and performs quite well on the highway. Ditto with the Dodge Challenger which look very much like the 1970-74 hard top coupe, and the Camaro that closely resembles the its 60s ancestors.
The sixty-four dollar question is whether or not the retro car design is a fad or is here to stay. It is worthy to note that as early as the 1960s; some actual copies of classic automobiles have already found and occupied a place in the automotive market.

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