Classic Cars with Amazing Modern Successors

10 Oct 2014

There are many cars that were much loved back in the day. They boasted superb engineering when first introduced and people still love them as classics. In fact, their legacy has carried on through the years. Some of these cars are still in production, but they have come a long way since their predecessors. The modern counterparts of these classic cars are faster, safer and boast better options than the original rides. The best part about these modern successors is that they do justice to the original cars they are based on. Let’s look at the amazing modern successors of some of the most popular classic cars:

Dodge Charger

The Dodge Charger is one of the prettiest cars ever made. This brand was so popular it was never discontinued by Dodge. Over the years, the successors to this amazing machine kept getting better than ever. The 2015 Dodge Charger is undoubtedly one of the most advanced Chargers there is. Each and every aspect of the car boasts sophistication. Not only does it serve as a fantastic family ride, but it doubles as a beast on the track.

The manufacturer has retained some of the original styling accents in the 2015 model. After all, the classic design is what gave the car immense popularity. However, the 2015 Dodge Charger is rather different under the hood. The car houses a massive 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine, which is rated to produce over 350 ponies. The 2015 model has definitely taken the Charger brand to new heights.

Nissan GTR

The Nissan GTR started off as the Skyline. The initial models of the Skyline were nothing like the beast the GTR is. The Nissan Skyline was intended to be a luxury sedan with moderate power. But over the years, the Skyline has evolved into the Skyline GTR and finally the Nissan GTR. The modern version of the Skyline, which is the 2015 Nissan GTR, houses a 3.8-liter V-6 engine that generates 545 horses. The best part about the Nissan GTR is it doubles as a great luxury sedan. It does not disappoint should you decide to take it for a spin on the track. If you have a small family, the Nissan GTR is a great option.

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is one of the most popular and bestselling cars in the US. Not only has this car been popular as a daily driver, but car enthusiasts love racing Civics after making a few performance tweaks. The Civic started off as a compact hatchback but is significantly larger now. But it remains one of the most popular rides. The best thing about a Honda Civic is the reliability and economy it offers. The 2015 Honda Civic is luxurious and features a powerful engine for a car of its stature. It provides an excellent gas mileage and multiple transmission options. The best part about Civics is they can easily be tweaked to get more ponies from the same engine.

Mercedes SLS AMG

The Mercedes 300SL was one of the first cars to have gull-wing doors. The unique design of the car immediately became popular. The car received a major makeover and was brought forward by Mercedes as the SLS AMG. The SLS AMG boasts an engine more powerful than the original 300SL. One of the biggest challenges any manufacturer faces when reviving a classic car like the 300SL is adding a fresh aspect to the design but retaining the classic appearance everyone loves. With the SLS AMG, the company has done a great job of retaining the classic accents and adding a fresh look.

These are some of the most popular modern day successors of astonishing classic cars.