We’re really loving today’s muscle car wars. Imagine it: we’ve got 302 BOSS Mustangs making 440hp, Super Sport Camaros and Z/28s (soon enough) on the road and bright orange HEMI-powered Challengers with nearly 500-ponies tearing up the streets. Not only that, but all these cars are pulling these power output numbers while achieving better mpg than the econoboxes of the 1970′s which killed these very cars!
So just for fun, we wanted to show you a snippet of cool fan-made computer renderings of cool classic iron that we’d like to see resurrected today. Spotted over at AmCar Guide, we really liked a lot of these designs while others left us scratching our heads. For kicks, we’ve included the modern renderings with shots of the original inspiration. Then, you take your pick which you prefer.
First on our list of this lime green ’70 Dodge Super Bee. The final year of the Super Bee label to be found on the Coronet before moving over to a Charger option for the 1971 model year, the modern rendering seems to be based upon a two-door version of the current Dodge Charger. Sadly, as so many scream and cry for a shortened Charger, the likelihood of this machine is pretty dim.
Possibly the single-most desired GM by muscle car lovers is the 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 454. In fact, bringing the ’70 Chevelle back to life as a modern RWD machine has been a desire of today’s muscle lovers. This rendering, of course, is only one of many projected renderings of a sleek, latter-day version of the fabled A-Body. Unfortunately, unless GM opts to ignore the numbers, the chance of a two-door Chevelle in the future is slim.
Of all the proposed designs, we truly think this ’71 Mach 1-inspired Mustang is a very good candidate. Based off of the current S197 platform, either Ford will continue to modernize its Mustang following the design precedent set by the late 1960′s into the early 1970′s, or it will branch off and start modifying the current Mustang’s line into something completely unique. For us, we’d go this way:
We think this pulls its looks perfectly from the original while modernizing its shoulder and roof lines well. For the designer, who have to congratulate them for a job well done. Even the rear tail lights are spot on. It’s just too bad the rear overhang on the current Mustang is so bulky. If elongated, it might hold the original’s shape just a tad more.
Of course, these aren’t all of the proposed fan-made designs, but just a small cross section. You can go to AmCar Guide to see the whole collection or look through the gallery below for more side-by-side old vs. new comparisons.