Thursday, March 26, 2009

Origional V New Retro

It seems like the new craze for car makers now is to make new muscle cars look like the old ones. Looking at the previous post you can see this is indeed a major part of car production for major auto makers. And for the most part they are all doing a good job too.
Ok, so we all know that the whole point in the new retro Mustang was to make it look like the old ones. The new Mustangs brought back the memories of the original 60's and 70's muscle car that changed the American muscle car forever. There are obvious differences of course, but when you look at them side by side you can sure tell the resemblance. They kept the Mustangs classic look with similar headlight and taillight set ups.
Same goes for the new Challenger. They made it look modern but retro all at the same time. I couldn't believe how close it is to the original Challenger. The Camaro did a decent job too, but I don't think the resemblance is quite as apparent as the Mustang and the Challenger.
The real question is, what do people think about this making the new look like the old deal? Most people like it, but some say just leave the old in the past and move on and come up with something new. I have to disagree with those people because I think the engineering behind these cars is just plain awesome. To make something new and modern that at the same time resembles the old school way as close as possible. You can comment below and let me know what your opinions are on this. Do you like what the auto makers are trying to do with these cars, or do you think they should just come up with all new looks?