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These Modern Interpretations Of Classic Rally Cars Are So Satisfying

These Modern Interpretations Of Classic Rally Cars Are So Satisfying

Our pals over at Carwow convinced one of their artists, Yasid, to mock up a bunch of rally cars. Not just any rally cars, though — the goal was to take the modern re-births of cars that once had rich rallying history (well, mostly), and see how their modern interpretations would look in full rally kit. I think the result is pretty fantastic.

Up top, we’ve got the Fiat 500 Abarth. Original 500 Abarths did have a pretty strong, if adorable, racing history. That huge rear wing even sort of looks like the old propped-open engine lids of the original.

These Modern Interpretations Of Classic Rally Cars Are So Satisfying

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Alfa Romeo Giulia, in proper Martini livery. At first the sedan-ness threw me, but if I recall, the Lancia Delta Integrale was a four-door as well, and looked great in these colors. That’s pretty close.

These Modern Interpretations Of Classic Rally Cars Are So Satisfying

The Audi TT Quattro is a pretty far cry, aesthetically, from the wedgy hatchbacks of Audi’s early Quattro rallying days, but I think this works well. That wing is huge.

These Modern Interpretations Of Classic Rally Cars Are So Satisfying

I’m told this Mustang rally car was meant to evoke the legendary Ford RS 200. I’m not sure I buy that — the RS200 was much friendlier-looking — but I do think the Mustang works well as a rally car. I notice that side scoop is back — is it cooling brakes? Differential?

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These Modern Interpretations Of Classic Rally Cars Are So Satisfying

The modern Delta, pretending to be the legendary Lancia Delta Integrale. I like it, but if I squint, I still see a Pontiac in those lights/grille. Maybe it’s just me.

These Modern Interpretations Of Classic Rally Cars Are So Satisfying

This is a modern take on the S-Class ‘Red Pig’ from 1971. A V12 pig.

These Modern Interpretations Of Classic Rally Cars Are So Satisfying

I’m pretty sure there’s a Porsche 911 outfitted like mostly like this already.

These Modern Interpretations Of Classic Rally Cars Are So Satisfying

Renault Alpine! This one is based on Renault’s recent concept, so it’s a fake rally version of a fake car, if you like recursivity.

These Modern Interpretations Of Classic Rally Cars Are So Satisfying

Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith. This is an excellent potential use for a Wraith. I like that the hood ornament was left intact.

These are a blast.


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