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Famous Modern Cars Look Silly with Old-School Faces

We've seen what old cars would look like if they had the front ends of their modern counterparts. Now it's time for the opposite to happen, as the performance gods of today grow sideburns and put on their tweed jackets.
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Nobody takes big risks these days. Lamborghini can press aluminum into any shape, but it makes everything look roughly the same. If they had had Huracan technology in 1985, they would have given it six wheels and devil horns. There are no 10-year-olds working in design departments, no risk takers, and no rule breakers.

The guys at Car Throttle put together an impressive collage of modern heroes with retro faces, claiming the lack of originality would thus be fixed forever.

We'll start with our favorite, which is a Range Rover Sport SVR that's been fitted with the front end of a 1990 Range Rover Vogue. Somehow, the company went from making locking differentials with levers that you had to pull to a 550 hp machine that sets fast laps at the Nurburgring.

Another one we liked is the i8 that's fitted with the nose of an 850 CSi. Even though one has a 1.5-liter engine and the other a freaking V12, they have roughly the same power and share an excessive nature, not with fuel but with money.

Ferrari FF with an F40 front end? That's just stupid. Anybody who says Ferrari used to make gorgeous cars hasn't looked at the F40 for too long. And while many say the older models were more honest to drive, there are things an FF can do that people couldn't fathom in the 80s.

We think the 2015 Corvette Stingray with a C3 Stingray front end looks excellent. Of course, the chrome is out of place, but hidden headlights look sexy on everything and need to make a comeback. We can't say the same for that Charger mashup, although we know some people that will like it and a few more who have those headlights on the Camaro.

Have we got something interesting to say about the F-Type with an E-Type nose? As a matter of fact, we do. Jaguar designers know how to make a beautiful coupe and steadily ruin it over the years. It happened to the Mk3 and history is repeating itself with the 2017 F-Type. As for the Polo GTI, it's about the size of the original Golf GTI and 450 kilograms heavier. Way to make fat cars, Volkswagen!

 
 
 
 
 

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