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Renault Air4 flying car is a very different restomod

Renault Air4 flying car is a very different restomod

The French automaker Renault and Miami-based design studio TheArsenale have collaborated to create the Air4, an actual flying car based on the legendary Renault 4L hatchback sold from 1961 to 1992. The Air4 is more than just a design study as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of Renault’s people’s car. Furthermore, Air4 is TheArsenale’s first car from the studio’s Road to Air division that envisions the future of private transport.

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This widebody DeLorean DMC-12 is a homage to the past and future

This widebody DeLorean DMC-12 is a homage to the past and future

Without question, the DeLorean DMC-12 is as iconic as the Back to the Future movie series. But the hardworking geniuses at Salvage2Savage wanted to make a massive splash at the recently concluded SEMA show, so they came up with the next best thing. Starting with a wrecked DMC-12, Salvage2Savage went to work in creating Doc Emmet Brown’s next ride.

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Jaguar XJ-C restomod by Carlex Design is making us drool with envy

Jaguar XJ-C restomod by Carlex Design is making us drool with envy

Polish automotive design studio Carlex Design is an expert in turning “the standard to unique.” However, its Jaguar XJ-C restomod is nothing short of a masterpiece. Other restomods like the new-age Opel Manta or Hyundai Pony Heritage have vintage body styles with electrified powertrains, and that’s nice.

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Hyundai Grandeur Concept EV is a nostalgic blast from the past

Hyundai Grandeur Concept EV is a nostalgic blast from the past

South Korean automaker Hyundai is giving us another blast from the past with the Grandeur Concept EV, a reimagined version of Hyundai’s flagship luxury car unveiled in 1986. Few are privy that the first and second-gen Hyundai Grandeur is essentially a rebranded Mitsubishi Debonair saloon. Hyundai marketed the Grandeur as the Azera until 2008, right when Hyundai’s Genesis luxury arm came into full swing.

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Arkonik Land Rover Defender by ex-Bugatti design chief Etienne Salomé is open-top perfection

Arkonik Land Rover Defender by ex-Bugatti design chief Etienne Salomé is open-top perfection

You don’t need the trained eyes of an automotive designer to relish the magnificence of Arkonik’s latest creation. Starting with a 1989 Land Rover Defender, famed Land Rover restomod specialist Arkonik sought the genius mind of former Bugatti designer Etienne Salomé in creating the Land Rover Beach Cruiser. It’s an open-top off-roading machine with vintage styling and a burbly V8 under the hood.

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Ferrari Testarossa restomod by Officine Fioravanti has an updated 503HP flat-12 engine

Ferrari Testarossa restomod by Officine Fioravanti has an updated 503HP flat-12 engine

Restomods are currently the crème of the crop, and they are everywhere. However, this Ferrari Testarossa restomod is a genuine article. You won’t find a sliver of carbon fiber in this beauty (because carbon fiber was too exotic back in the eighties). Still, it does get a revised Ferrari flat-12 engine pumping out 503 Italian horsepower, capable of spinning to an astonishing 9,000 rpm.

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Jaguar Series 1 E-Type Coupe by E-Type UK is a one-off vintage masterpiece

Jaguar Series 1 E-Type Coupe by E-Type UK is a one-off vintage masterpiece

The folks at E-Type UK sure know a thing or two about old Jaguars, particularly the legendary E-Type Coupe. Produced from 1961 to 1975, the E-Type is a unanimous choice for the world’s most beautiful car title. And what could be more beautiful than a completely restored E-Type Coupe wearing the same paint and interior as it left the Coventry factory in 1964?

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Kimera EVO37 is a Lancia 037 rally car for modern times

Kimera EVO37 is a Lancia 037 rally car for modern times

The Kimera EVO37 made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last July. Kimera Automobili is an Italian motorsports company that aims to revive the glory days of Lancia’s EVO37, the roadgoing version of the Evo37 rally car, the last rear-wheel-drive entrant to win the World Rally Championship.

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Legend Automobiles Turbo 3 is a Renault 5 restomod with a twist

Legend Automobiles Turbo 3 is a Renault 5 restomod with a twist

Los Angeles-based Legend Automobiles has unveiled the Turbo 3. If the vintage-inspired shape looks familiar, it’s because the Turbo 3 harks back to the iconic Renault 5 Turbo rally machine. The restomod is the brainchild of Legend Automobiles co-founder Alan Derosier to create a more desirable version of Renault’s legendary rally machine.

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Everrati Signature is a classic widebody Porsche 911 powered by electricity

Everrati Signature is a classic widebody Porsche 911 powered by electricity

German performance automaker Porsche has made it clear that the 911 will be the last in the portfolio to receive an all-electric powertrain. However, that’s not stopping conversion specialists like Everrati from creating an all-electric 911. The car you see here is the Everrati Signature, a 964-based EV with carbon body panels and the soul of a vintage Porsche.

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Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD fully unveiled as a one-off concept

Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD fully unveiled as a one-off concept

Opel’s been teasing us with an electric-powered, vintage-styled Manta since March with the Manta GSe ElektroMOD. Our previous report said we had no idea whether the Manta GSe will make it to production, but it seems we now have an answer.

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David Brown Automotive’s Mini Remastered Oselli Edition is packing a 125HP engine

David Brown Automotive’s Mini Remastered Oselli Edition is packing a 125HP engine

British automaker David Brown Automotive (DBA) is riding the retro bandwagon with its latest masterpiece. The Mini Remastered Oselli Edition is a restomod version of the original Mini from the 1960s. Created in collaboration with performance vehicle specialist Oselli, the newest Mini Remastered gains a new and more powerful engine and a healthy dose of performance-enhancing updates.

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