matthew1 wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:00 pm
The new ones are actually a foot shorter than say a 1969 Challenger.
Compared to the rendition, that looks sort of messy and uninspiring. The sloped/aerodynamic front end on the rendition shows that yes you can modernize the design while retaining the distinction and maybe even improving the look of whole package which if teleported back to 1971, enthusiasts back then might faint at the sight of it.
I feel like Ford pulled that off with the new Mustangs. Teleported back to 1968 the Mustang crowd would be all over it.
A new Challenger teleported back to 1971.. I suspect the hemi crowd would look at it like some kind of cheap knockoff "Looks like it was made in Taiwan brahahah!!!" sort of thing.
Size wise neither Ford nor FCA did enough chopping. Note differences in the rear/trunk and back seat area between the real Challenger and the artist rendition. There probably wouldn't be a back seat, or only suitable for small children. I've had the new challengers pull beside me at stoplights etc. They're substantially bigger than my S60. That shouldn't be. I've thought if they were a few inches taller they'd be pretty close to my sisters XC90 size wise. That's not a classic inspired modern
sports car, it's a land yacht in disguise.
I noted the '15 Mustang is about 8 inches longer than my S60. But how that compares to a 1968 Mustang is kind of beside the poiint. These cars should not be larger than a modern mid size sedan. In 1960-70s, these looked small in comparison to 4 door sedans which at the time were about the size of a small friggin' house. It's all relative...