For over two decades, retro-futurism has been a part of modern car design. This is when car designers borrow shapes, ideas, and details from car history to revive the famous models of the past. Cars like Volkswagen’s New Beetle, the Ford Mustang, and the Mini Cooper are examples of perfect revivals in modern form.
Designers turned these once-classic shapes into modern vehicles with unmistakable charm, designs, and appearance. During the height of retro-futurism, it looked like any car with classic lines was a sales hit, so many manufacturers decided to introduce such models. As always, there were ones that implemented this style perfectly and ones that failed miserably. Today, we will cover them all.
After the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro got their own fantastic retro versions, the Challenger was next to receive a reimagining of a classic shape. It was a success, staying on the market for over 10 years with minimal changes. Drawing inspiration from the classic 1970 to 1974 model, the Challenger is one of the most successful retro-futuristic cars ever. This is especially true for its high-performance models, the SRT, Scat Pack, and Hellcat versions. This includes the insane Demon model (via Dodge).
With standard fuel, the Demon delivers an insane 808 hp, but if you use high-octane stuff, it will pump out almost 840 hp. The rest of the Demon package is equally insane from its special transmission, suspension, and brakes to the widebody stance and exterior details. Its acceleration time from 0 to 60 is less than 3 seconds, and under full power, the Demon will accelerate with 1.8 G force. The car is capable of covering a quarter-mile sprint in less than 10 seconds straight out of the box.