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Model R (Retro)

Discussion in 'Future Cars' started by fjavifp, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. fjavifp

    fjavifp Member

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    Hi all,

    Didn't find a thread for this yet (apologies if there's one)...

    The idea would be a really retro styled Tesla, with the safety, comfort and technologies of today's models. Something like these:

    1950's Pegaso Z-102:
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    Or this 1967 Toyota 2000GT:
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    1967 Lambo 400 GT:
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    1962 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta:
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    1971 Jaguar E-Type SIII:
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    Or this 1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage:
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    Please note that this is not to say that I do not like current design trends, and Von Holzhausen touch... I just think it would be great to have his eye for design applied to a retro-styled Tesla... Anyone else thinks so too?
     

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  2. Model 3

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    I just love the idea, as I love the thinking behind the Chrysler PT Cruiser. (Thats not to say I love exactly that car.) Take a retro car-design and modernize it a bit is in my opinion a great idea. My personal favorite here wold be to do it on the base of Tucker "Torpedo" '48. (Hope you take the joke here ;) )

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  3. Nichen

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    Now THAT is a beauty. I just love those old rare models. And the Tucker is extremely rare. If I would own one today I guess I could buy like 40 Model S cars or more lol.
     
  4. DieAbetic

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    This is my kind of thread! I've always liked the classic car look, but completely upgraded tech inside. I think its all those James Bond films I watched with my father in between working/playing with a an old Aston Martin or Fiat Spyder.

    Put me down for a classic Jag body, British racing green exterior, tan leather interior... with new Roadster sport motor and Model X tech!

    The Tucker looks awesome as well.
     
  5. wallet.dat

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    Agree 100%. While I love the styling of the Model S, it doesn't even come close to these old classics.
     
  6. PaulusdB

    PaulusdB Mayor Gnomus Vintage Limb

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    That's what wind tunnels do to design.
     
  7. JRP3

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    To me "retro" just means lack of imagination. I'd rather see a cutting edge modern design. Remember, that's what many of these classics were in their time.
     
  8. wallet.dat

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    Sadly true in many cases. Remember the 80's Ford Taurus?
     
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    PaulusdB Mayor Gnomus Vintage Limb

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    No, please enlighten me.
     
  10. wallet.dat

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    Prepare to be enlightened (and quite possibly nauseated). Behold Ford's attempt at an aerodynamic design:

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  11. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Like a wedge of cheese.
     
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    PaulusdB Mayor Gnomus Vintage Limb

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    It isn't THAT bad. There is even some resemblance to my Audi 100 from the 80's.
     
  14. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Someone should perhaps edit that page now? And btw, most off that numbers are indeed "Manufacturer Estimate" it I'm not totally wrong...
     
  16. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Yeah, I assume those numbers are all manufacturer's estimates. Just thought it was interesting that the only car with that noted directly in the chart was the Model S.
     
  17. BlueTan85

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    Hey, the original Ford Taurus was awesome. I bought one of the very first cars off the assembly line (which was in Atlanta). For months afterwards, people would stop me at gas stations or stores or wherever I was, and say what IS this thing!? It's a FORD? Wow! and things like that. The car looks awful in that photo but back in 84-85 it was really revolutionary. And it had a *digital* speedometer.

    I loved the car, absolutely loved it. Piece of crap in terms of reliability and craftsmanship quality. But I loved it nonetheless and bought a 1987-88 model when I burned out the original one. The later model was even nicer. Put a ton of miles on that one too.

    Anyways, the Taurus was a great car for its time. I was a fan. Sue me. :)
     
  18. LuigiV

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    The 80's truly were a dark time for automobile design.
     
  19. green1

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    The 80s weren't too bad, the mid-late 90s were horrid, that's when those 80's "aerodynamic" designs were updated to be more truly aerodynamic with no thought given to aesthetics. Look at the 1997 Ford Taurus, it's got that "half used bar of soap" look to it. there were a few really bleak years there of some pretty awful looking designs.

    Thing is, aerodynamic doesn't have to look bad, Tesla has shown that (along with many other sports cars) you can still make things aerodynamic and have some sense of style!
     
  20. jerjozwik

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    this is where elctric car conversions and classic car restorations meet.
    once again in as little as a week i reference gatica again.
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    the future is full of electric classic cars
     

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