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Rendered Speculation: Dodge Daytona & Superbird.

Posted in Concept Cars, Dodge, General, Racing by MrAngry | September 12th, 2010 | 7 Responses |

The Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird were two of the most iconic American automobiles ever produced. With their aerodynamic silhouettes, two-foot long nose cones and 4-foot high rear wings, these were cars that were produced for one reason and one reason only, to go fast. The Daytona was produced in 1969 and the Superbird in 1970, but after that they were gone forever. Then in 2006 the new Dodge Charger with the Daytona package was released. It was the complete antithesis of what the original car was and could be simply chalked up as a marketing ploy from Chrysler. Since then photoshop artists have been having their way with the new Charger in the form of producing what in their eyes would be the perfect re-creation of the new Charger, Daytona and Superbird. They’ve combined new and old school design queues to create some pretty cool looking concepts. Take a look after the jump to see what I mean.

• Dodge Daytona Concept

• Dodge Charger

• Dodge Superbird Concept

• General Lee

Dodge Charger Concept

Source: irmaododecio.blogspot.com

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  1. Set says:

    I’d become a huge MOPAR fan in any of those became a reality.

  2. ds440 says:

    I know I’m in the minority here, but frankly, I’m kinda getting tired of the “retro modernization” going on in Detroit. What makes the muscle cars of that era so special was a combination of original designs and balls-out horsepower. Let me put it this way: if the designers and engineers of the 60′s had the same mentality of the designers of today…the ’68 Charger would look like ’57 Chrysler 300-C…over and over again. INNOVATION, not regurgitation is what leads to emotion inspiring design. Forward thinking. Rehashing the past is just a lame attempt at capturing a moment in time that cannot be duplicated. (Nicely done Photoshop renderings, though.)

    • Keith says:

      I agree. but someone has to convert the riceburner kids to real muscle somehow, and its gives them a little bit of our past to get then goin.
      Too bad they killed off a lot of namesakes, I’m a Pontiac guy, very disapointed in the drop, but they bought back horsepower and a little style in the new camaro. Its grown on me over the passed year. Now that I work at a GM dealership, think I may see a possiblity of one having my name on it.

  3. There are two versions of retro-design. One is take the old design and try to make it look new again. The Challenger has done this and so has the Mustang. Let’s not forget the Mini and some others. This tends to be short lived and more trendy in design. The real lasting designs are the evolution of the classic. Some cars have maintained a fresh new look while forever holding onto their basic design. Take a look at the Porsche 911 and how it has evolved into today. The renderings are great and capture some of the spirit of the originals but I would like to see how the original designers of these Muscle Cars would have evolved them into today. We can see a hint of this in the two 1970 Ford and Mercury Prototype aero cars that never made it into production. You can see them at http://www.legendarycollectorcars.com/featured-vehicles/prototypes/ford-king-cobra-and-mercury-spoiler-ii-prototypes/

  4. Taylor says:

    Reasons for Retro Hell:

    1. Just like movies, no one can come up with a truly original idea.

    2. People are afraid of change. How much of the general public knows about the cars offered in Europe? People want to have the comfort zone of plain vanilla everything (although not vanilla the retro cars do offer the comfort zone) but be able to fantasize about cars like the Veyron.

    3. The car makers aren’t willing to step out on a limb and offer the U.S. market the same cars they produce every day in other countries. They know what sells (unfortunately goes back to #2) and will continue with that premise till the end.

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  6. kyle says:

    I believe that these cars should become a reality because there is no real car that kids like myself see today and think “wow that car is cool, I want it” no kids see a prius and think wow that’s cool. It just doesn’t happen kids now are turning to foreign cars or just boring ones if these cars were to be produced every kid would turn and watch as one drove by and there would be actual car posters on our walls instead of video game posters. I think car companies should bring back some more american muscle ad long as they do it right without messing up the whole image of that car before it all dies off and every car looks exactly the same, but these are just my thoughts as a 17 year old kid.