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This Mid-Engine Chevy Camaro Wears It Better Than The C8 Corvette

Maybe a mid-engine conversion is exactly what the American sports car needs to get people excited about Chevy again!

Here at HotCars, we love a good car render. With that in mind, there are usually plenty to choose from. Whether it is upcoming models or just pure works of fantasy, these talented artists take existing cars and can turn them into something wild and crazy.

One very talented artist is Rostislav Prokop and some of his work is extremely impressive. His latest piece has seen him render a new type of Chevrolet Camaro. Not excited? You should be, as this Chevrolet is now a mid-engine monster. He has uploaded a 3D rendering of this car to his YouTube channel.

Updated November 2022: We have updated this article to include some of Rostislav Prokop’s more recent renders of muscle cars. Read on below to check out his take on a modern Chevrolet Chevelle, Plymouth Superbird, and AMC Javelin.

Mid-Engine Conversion Suits The Chevrolet Camaro

Take a look at the color of this car. It’s in a familiar orange that many Camaros have, with plenty of black trim to let the orange really stand out. The front grille is absolutely massive and is virtually all black apart from the sides and the Chevrolet badge in the middle, and it gives the car a mean and menacing stance from a head-on view. Rostislav has also added sounds to the video such as the V8’s low rumbling to ambient birds chirping in the background, giving the video a sense of realism.

The camera cycles around the back of the car to reveal that familiar Camaro rear-end, but it does appear to have some slight modifications. The rear tail-lights are far more aggressive, and it is a much cleaner, fresher, and simpler rear-end that you could argue is better than the one on the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro. It is also worth mentioning the rather wild rear diffuser all in black as well.

This Chevrolet Camaro Flaunts Crazy Stand-Out Wheels

As is customary with a lot of his renders, Rostislav has added some crazy cool wheels to the car as he pans around the side. The wheels themselves are a rather gorgeous silver and the inside rims themselves have an equally striking orange to match the rest of the car.

A clean side of the car follows with a black stripe from the door to the lower section of the car. While we are unlikely to ever see a mid-engine Camaro for the wheel, it’s interesting to see what one might possibly look like.

The Possibility Of A Mid-Engined Chevrolet Camaro

The short answer to this exciting phrase is – no! It sure is disheartening, but if you look past it to the brighter long-term plans, then we might see a different type of Chevy Camaro. We are talking of an all-electric Camaro, near 2030. And if that becomes a reality, then we can get a Camaro that comes close to a mid-engined layout since the battery pack will be under the floor, and the motors in between the wheelbase.

But it’s all speculation for now, and the only aspect that we are sure of is Chevy disbanding the Camaro nameplate (once again!) with the sixth-generation model’s last year – 2024. After that, the future of the “Camaro” nameplate is all but a wild guess.

More Returning Muscle Car Concepts

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In collaboration with HotCars, artist Rostislav Prokop continues to innovate with a few new concepts of classic muscle cars coming back to life in the modern era. Whether it’s the iconic rear wing of the Plymouth Superbird, the muscular looks of the reborn Chevrolet Chevelle, or the return of the underappreciated AMC Javelin, these classics are more relevant than ever with fans dreading EVs taking over the muscle car segment.

Even if these gasoline-powered beasts never come into reality, artists like Rostislav give us something to dream about with these newest digital renders.

Here’s How Close Our Render Predicted The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT EV

We think we’ve done a pretty good job predicting how Dodge’s electric muscle car concept would look like.

It is finally here. Dodge have now unveiled the first true concept of their upcoming electric Dodge Charger muscle car, dubbed the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT. To their credit, Dodge have done an excellent job with the styling and design of the new car. It’s a striking looking car that clearly has its roots in the current and outgoing ICE powered iterations of the muscle car, and it of course marks a brave step for the muscle car world into the era of electrification.

The thing is though, we had a go at predicting what this car might look like a few months back. In collaboration with digital artist and renderer Timothy Adry Emmanuel, he created a vision of the new Dodge Charger electric for us based off teaser images and our own interpretations of the car. While the actual design does differ from what Emmanuel came up with for us, we think we’ve done a pretty good job in predicting how the car turned out. So we are going to have a bit of a comparison here between our version, and the car that Dodge have actually launched.

Comparing From The Front Of Our Render To Dodge’s Electric Muscle Car

Let’s take a look at what we came up with for the front design of the Charger. We had a clean, sleek and very minimalistic front-end design, with a hood scoop in the middle to aid cooling of the electric drivetrain, and a thin, grille area that is now closed off and an LED light bar around it. The air dam was also sealed off, as EVs do not need as much cooling as regular cars and this we feel we had a smooth, sleek and clean front-end design for the Charger.

We were relatively close to what Dodge did. They have a similar grille style to use, with just the headlights there, but below that, they have left the air dam more open than we did. There is still a cooling area in it and thus the real Charger concept doesn’t have as clean a front-end as what we came up with. Both designs though do feature a front lip, but the hood of the official Dodge vehicle lacks the scoop in the middle that Emmanuel created for our interpretation of the car. So some differences, but also a fair few similarities too. Oh, we both had the new Fratzog logo on the car too.

The Render Was Quite Close To The Daytona SRT’s Rear-End Styling

We think we did a pretty good job with the back of the Charger too. Our rear was incredibly clean and even more minimalistic than the front. The Fratzog logo is also at the back of the Charger, in the middle of a black and simple fascia surrounded by the main bodywork. The back of our Charger is quite flat and below the bodywork we can just see some of the electrical drivetrain peeking out from the bottom.

The official Dodge version is quite a bit different in some ways. For starters, there is a rear diffuser at the very bottom of the car. Our version lacked a diffuser to keep things cleaner and simple. The rear lights are different too with a bar stretching right across the main rear fascia of the car in a two-tiered arrangement and the Fratzog logo also lights up with the color red. There is no part of the drivetrain peaking out from underneath the Dodge which has a rear design more in line with what we have on the current generation of Dodge Charger.

Other Similarities And Differences Between The Render To The Concept Car

If we look at the two designs, ours perhaps deviates more from the current generation of Charger than the actual Charger Daytona SRT does. We’ve got bolder lines across our rendering while the real car does look perhaps a bit too similar to the one that is already in production. Both designs are very clean and tidy, with little to separate them at the front and rear. What we perhaps don’t understand is why Dodge felt the need to keep a large air dam on the car, given that EVs do not need as much cooling.

An Exciting Future For The Charger

The future for the Dodge Charger, in whatever form it takes, is incredibly exciting. We all knew the electric future of muscle cars was coming, and it is certainly going to be interesting to see how the consumer takes it. The muscle car has always been something that produces a V8 grumble and various other great sounds, so an electric one might not sit well with many. But for the sake of our planet, it simply has to happen. We can’t keep producing gas guzzling machines anymore. And that means a big change for one of America’s most popular muscle cars.

Serious Muscle: This 1971 Dodge Charger R/T Produces 610-HP

The modified classic muscle car has had an incredible restoration and now has a modern Hemi engine, making it ideal for the street or the track.

Modifying a classic car into a pro-street racer involves just the right amount of balance. Customizing must still respect the vehicle’s roots while providing sufficient updates to turn heads and help on the track. Arguably, a near-immaculate 1971 Dodge Charger highlighted in a YouTube video from Volo Museum Auto Sales is just such a car. Presenter Jay Grams walks viewers through the six-figure project.

This Classic Car Is A Hard-To-Duplicate Bargain

While it’s impossible not to notice this Dodge’s striking Deep Water Blue exterior and prominent hood scoop, perhaps the car’s most notable feature is the cost. An $83,998 asking price gets the buyer an almost-perfect modified classic that can hold its own at a car show, while a modern 610-horsepower 472 cubic-inch Hemi offers performance on the street or track.

Grams points out that performing the same restoration, which cost the seller $102,000 ten years ago, could today take years to complete and at a much higher cost. Based on the video, the only imperfections are fabric abrasions on the driver’s seat and minor scratches on the rear window chrome trim.

No Stone Unturned On This Dodge Charger

A review of the video reveals a project that touched every part of this Charger. From bare-metal body work (with a “no Bondo” promise) to a meticulously crafted cabin, the project resurrected or transformed every aspect of this 50-year-old Dodge. Modern suspension components ensure the car handles what the crate engine delivers while dropping the ride height enough to avoid a slammed look.

At the same time, the custom blue and white-themed interior blends well with the distinctive exterior. The R/T-emblazoned upholstery continues with a similar interior lining for the trunk lid. Completing the effect is a “show-quality” engine compartment.

About The 1971 Dodge Charger

1971 was a significant year in Dodge Charger history. Chrysler ditched the coke bottle styling of the second-generation Charger in favor of a design with a more rakish stance and beefier hind quarters. The following year would see the effects of more stringent emissions standards and a greater focus on safety. So, 1971 was the last peak year of the muscle car era.

Third-generation Chargers would live on through 1974, but without the benefit of the 425-horsepower 426 cubic-inch Hemi V8. Similarly, the 440 Six Pack V8 soldiered on after 1971, but with significant horsepower reductions thanks to new federal regulations.

Sources: YouTube/Volo Museum Auto Sales, allpar.com, musclecarfacts.com

10 Coolest Used Cars We’d Buy On A $35,000 Budget

The most unique rides you can buy for less than a new Mustang GT.

Since the dawn of time, auto enthusiasts have hated driving in so-called “normal cars” like a Toyota Camry or a Honda Civic, but thanks to our dearest friend depreciation, you won’t need to sell your spleen to afford a cool sports car anymore. The cars we’ll be talking about today definitely vary in shape, size, and performance, but fear not, they all remain cool in their own sense nonetheless.

All of these sports cars won’t necessarily fool everyone into believing you’re rich, we have other lists for that, and they usually tend to be disastrously unreliable. Our list today will revolve around the coolest used cars you can pick up for less money than what a new Ford Mustang GT would have cost you.

10. 2007 Honda S2000 ($30,000)

The Honda S2000 is considered by many to be the greatest, somewhat affordable lightweight, modern, rear-wheel-drive sports car to ever be made. Not only does it sport a naturally-aspirated 2.2-liter four-cylinder VTEC engine that produces 237 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, but because they were only built with a 6-speed stickshift, and its engine could rev up to just under 9,000 rpm, it embodied one of the most engaging driver experiences ever.

The public has started to realize what a phenomenal car the S2000 actually is, so there’s no surprise that these cars have been rising heavily in value over the past few years, so you better try and pick them up for under $30,000 while you still can.

9. 2000 BMW Z3 M Coupe ($32,500)

They call it the “clown shoe”, and it’s rather self-explanatory once you have a closer look at it. All Z3 Ms were powered by one of two engines, but the 2000 model year fell into the first half, thus, all of them were powered by the same naturally-aspirated 240-hp 3.2-liter straight-six engine found in the E36 M3.

Not only did they look like nothing else on the road, but because fewer than 6,300 “clown shoes” were manufactured, they’re as scarce as an unmodified Supra nowadays, and we think that alone justifies its $32,500 price tag.

9. 2009 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Sedan ($25,500)

Mercedes-Benz called it the W204, and it went down in history as one of the most ruthless-sounding V8-powered cars to ever tread on public roads, just have a listen. On the surface, this Merc might look like any old C-Class, but once you notice its wide fenders, its bulky hood, its quad-exhaust tips, and the 6.3-liter badge on the side, it makes sense why this C-Class sounds a bit different from what you’d expect.

On the side it says 6.3-liter, but the potent engine beating underneath its hood is a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 451 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. There are a plethora of these for sale on used car sites, but we reckon the one we found on cars.com for $25,500 is a steal.

7. 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 ($34,000)

The GT500 can be described as the perfect muscle car for the track, two things that used to be polar opposites of each other. Mustangs aren’t well-known for their handling, and ability to take corners without spinning out, but when Shelby goes to work on Ford’s muscle car, the result is always sublime.

It’s not down on power either since its supercharged 5.4-liter V8 produces 550 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque, and thanks to the works of Shelby, and the Ford SVT (Special Vehicles Team) it manages to put its power down all too well, without doing “Mustang things”. For just a tad under $35,000, it’s hard to find another car this capable, not to mention this legendary.

6. 2001 Isuzu VehiCROSS ($17,000)

And here you thought this list would just be littered with performance cars, shame on you, it’s not all about horsepower you know, sometimes individuality reigns supreme, as in this case with the Isuzu VehiCROSS. The Isuzu’s V6 powertrain only delivered about 215 hp and 230 lb-ft of torque, but that was more than enough for it to climb over virtually any terrain.

Still not sold on the idea of a unique, plastic-plastered Japanese two-door SUV? We can almost guarantee you, that you’ll never see another VehiCROSS on the road, and that’s not because they didn’t sell well, but rather because less than 6,000 units were built for the entire world, and if that doesn’t justify its $17,000 price tag, we don’t know what will.

5. 2004 Dodge RAM 1500 SRT-10 ($29,900)

See, the engineering team at Dodge, specifically the team behind the SRT brand are as close to mad scientists as we’ll ever get. Nowadays, they’re throwing V8 Hellcat engines into what feels like everything, but back in the day, they took things a step further. They took the monstrous naturally-aspirated 510-hp 8.3-liter V10 from the Dode Viper, and they squeezed it underneath the hood of their practical pick-up truck, the RAM 1500.

This meant what once was a slow, practical work truck, could now reach 60 mph from a standstill in under 5 seconds, without sacrificing any of its practicality – well, that excludes the amount of fuel it uses of course.

4. 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII ($34,000)

There are very few cars that remain relatively affordable despite having an iconic reputation, but the Evo VIII is one of those rare examples. To this date, there have been 10 different variants of the Lancer Evolution, and surprisingly, the last generation thereof, the Evo X, is the cheapest of them all. So why not include that on this list, especially considering the price difference?

Well, you see, the Evo X wasn’t as unique, or as cool as its ancestors, and because the Evo VIII is the last true Lancer Evo which remains somewhat affordable. The Evo VIII receives its power from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-banger that produces a total of 271 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and because all of its power was divided between the four wheels, it could achieve a 0-60 time of as little as 5 seconds flat. $34,000 certainly isn’t cheap, but it’s a fee well worth paying for one of the most legendary Japanese cars ever.

3. 1971 Alfa Romeo GTV 1750 ($34,750)

Getting behind the wheel of a classic Alfa is one experience all car lovers should experience at least once in their lifetime, and what better way to have your first time being with an old GTV from the ’70s. Once again, objectively speaking, this rear-wheel-drive Italian sports car that just has 111 hp surging through its veins isn’t worth the $34,750 asking price, but Alfas have never been big fans of being emotionless.

Therefore, you can see classic Alfas, not just the GTV, are selling for extraordinarily high prices, and it’s all because people are willing to pay unbelievable amounts of money just to get a taste of the feelings an old Alfa evokes inside you, incomparable to anything else in the world.

2. 1995 BMW 740iL ($13,000)

Perhaps none of the aforementioned cars resonate with you, you’re more of a classy, sophisticated individual, someone who prefers cruising in serenity, instead of dashing through tight corners… then we have some good news for you. If you want a cool, cheap, luxury car, we’d usually recommend an old S-Class, but because of their questionable reliability, we rather picked the E38 7-Series above the Merc, the 740iL in particular.

The 740iL isn’t your average 7-Series, it might have been powered by “only” a 4.0-liter V8 engine that produced 247 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque, but because it’s the Li, that meant it had a longer wheelbase than a standard 7-Series. That wheelbase measured 120.9 inches, a full 5.5 inches longer than the standard wheelbase. And for just $13,000, you can pick up one of these understated limousines without having to worry about your engine seizing every time you start her up.

  1. 2009 Chevrolet HHR SS ($14,000)

We’re going to finish off today’s list with something extremely peculiar, something that many people consider to be one of the ugliest cars ever built, but somehow, it still remains to be one of the coolest ones Chevy has ever built too. It’s called the HHR, and essentially, it was what Chrysler’s PT Cruiser was meant to be, and when Chevy saw the HHR wasn’t breaking any sales records, they decided to give it a proper send-off by squeezing a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-pot underneath its hood.

This might not have been as radical as some might have hoped when seeing the SS badge, but its 260 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque were enough to rocket this thing from a standstill to 60 mph in just over 6 seconds, which is quicker than some hot hatches that were just conceived. You can argue all day about how the HHR SS should have never existed in the first place, but that doesn’t take away from its cool factor. If you’re interested in one of these, we found a 2009 SS for sale on CarGurus for just $14,000.

Here’s Why The New Toyota Camry Will Again Be The Best-Selling Sedan In America

Toyota Camry is a cocktail of comfort, practicality, and style that you will never get bored of. And that’s its secret to being the best-seller.

The Toyota Camry is a familiar name to almost everyone out there. Toyota was once very straightforward with their ideas which made some of them, including the Camry, kind of bland. But the new wave of Toyotas is way nicer to look, is better to drive, and comes with hybrid tech.

The new Toyota Camry looks the part and can very well be inducted into the list of cool-looking Japanese sedans. It is offered in multiple variants, like LE, SE, XSE, XLE, and the sporty TRD model. It’s difficult to deny that, although it looks stylish, the design is overdone, particularly in the front.

The hybrid models are the ones to buy because they perform rather well, and at the same time, deliver good fuel efficiency. The base models of the 2022 Toyota Camry are powered by an in-line 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 203 hp, while the V6 unit puts out 310hp. Customers also have the option to equip their 4-cylinder Camrys with an all-wheel drive.

The spacious cabin of a Toyota Camry has always let you stretch your limbs out, and that still holds with the new car. With a huge infotainment screen, and a well-built, tech-laden cabin, it doesn’t leave you wanting for more. Even safety-wise, the Camry gets good scores from all over the globe. The well-rounded Toyota Camry locks horns with the likes of Nissan Altima, Kia K5, Hyundai Sonata, and Honda Accord in this dying breed of sedans.

Toyota’s New Camry Looks Attractive

The Camry can easily pass off as being an attractive sedan. The long bonnet and stubby tail give it a sporty outline. There are lots of creases along the body, but it’s the face that makes us want something better on the next model. The entire chin is blacked-out, so is the grille, the headlights look sharp, and so does either side of the bumper.

It’s a look that has managed to work quite well in the US car market, which is one of the many reasons why it’s the best-selling sedan here. The rear end is a lot nicer to look at. Those horizontal tail lights, the slats on either side of the rear bumper, that mildly raised boot spoiler, and the twin tailpipes complete the look.

New Toyota Camry’s Cabin Is Loaded With Tech

Inside, the Camry gets huge panels, covered with a wood-like or a metal-like finish. There’s a 9.0-inch touchscreen that comes standard, and if you opt for the higher variants, you get more hues, including some sporty red accents. There’s ample room for five passengers, and the design conveys there’s been a lot of imagination that’s gone into it.

The space at the front is good, and the trunk is massive. The Camry is perfect when it comes to the length of mid-size sedans. The seats up-front are covered in cloth or leather, and the seats feature heating and cooling functions as well.

The base LE variant comes in at an MSRP of $25,845. You get cloth seats, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, LED lighting, and active safety tech, but don’t get the sporty bits from the higher variants. On the XSE and XLE variants, the Camry offers powered front seats, JBL audio, navigation, and a sunroof. The top-end XSE model gets leather seats with a heating function, a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, 19-inch black alloy wheels, and lots more. The V6-engined Camry starts from $32,910.

Toyota Camry’s Smooth And Economic Performance

Don’t expect the base Camry to impress you in this aspect, but the 8-speed automatic transmission works perfectly well, for which it gets brownie points. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel-drive comes as an option as we’d mentioned earlier.

Of all the Camrys, it’s the one with the 301 hp 3.5-liter V6 that we like. Power delivery is smooth, and there’s a lovely muted growl that goes with it. There is a lot to like about the Lexus-like feel in this aspect.

However, we’d still put our money down on the Camry Hybrid, because it makes 208hp with the electric motor and battery combined. The Camry is reported to be a bit too soft, but it still inspires confidence. If you want a bit of fun, then the SE and XSE variants have lower ride heights and stiffer suspension, allowing the driver to push hard.

The fact that Toyota has made driver-assistance technology standard on all Camry variants, makes us happy to think they’ve treated safety as a priority. Other standard features include adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and automatic emergency braking. Additional options include blind-spot monitors and a surround-view camera system.

Secret To Toyota Camry’s Success is Simplicity And Refinement

The simple formula of the Toyota Camry has been refined in so many ways over the years, that it is hard to nitpick at what has turned out to be a great car. Of course, it doesn’t deliver the thrills of a driver’s car, but every American owning one today has overlooked that aspect, simply because, it gets everything else spot-on.

Source: Toyota

Toyota Set For Electric Revolution With New Solid State Battery

The battery breakthrough of the future and seemed like it always will be, is getting closer to the present with Toyota’s development.

Electric car tech is ever-improving, as more and more manufacturers move away from ICE vehicles and more towards a future involving just EVs and hybrids. One company that you know will have a solid EV future is Toyota, being one of the world’s biggest car companies with the greatest success in electrified vehicles. One huge EV innovation that has always been just out of reach is that of the solid state battery.  But Toyota is now preparing a revolutionary solid-state battery for this year that might well pave the way for a fantastic range of vehicles from the company, and others to follow.

Toyota And Their Battery Progress

The ColdFusion YouTube channel discusses this at length in one of their latest videos, and they mention how charging times and range are some of the biggest issues surrounding the current state of electric vehicles. Solid-state batteries are still in their infancy, despite being in development since the 1950s, but Toyota might have cracked the code as to how to get these batteries into a large scale market.

They have been researching these batteries since 2012, and last year, they announced a prototype car that is set to utilize this solid-state battery technology. The company has over 1000 patents involving these batteries, showing that they mean business when it comes to this part of the market. SSB’s use a solid electrolyte as opposed to a liquid or polymer gel that you would find in lithium-ion batteries, but produce 70-80% less heat.

Safer And Longer Range

They are safer to operate, have a potential 15-minute or less fast charge capability, and have a higher energy density, providing potentially double the range compared to a regular lithium-ion battery.  That is pretty much the trifecta in battery innovation.

There are hurdles, however. They are expensive to produce, and there are question marks about how they perform in very cold temperatures, where some people will inevitably live. But Toyota is still aiming for a production run of these cars in the next five years.

Sources: YouTube, Car And Driver

The Legendary Ferrari Testarossa Returns With A Modern Edge

A new digital render merges the retro 80s sports car style with modern-day cutting-edge supercar speed.

When creating a car render, you could argue that using an iconic 80s and 90s Italian supercar as the base for a new project might not be the most obvious way forward.

Ferraris, whichever way we look at them, aren’t a modification staple in the automotive world. Whereas JDM icons, German sedans, and vintage American rides all get mashed up to varying effect over and over.

This time, the car of choice is an icon. It’s an instantly recognizable one from a certain era of Ferrari cars and usually unsolicited as the foundation for a digital render: the Ferrari Testarossa.

As a HotCars exclusive, it got manipulated and redesigned by digital artisan Rostislav Prokop, and now it exists for all to see and enjoy – or discuss and debate. Let’s take a closer look.

UPDATED DECEMBER 2022: We revisit this modern Ferrari Testarossa remake and dive back in to its history, also checking back to see if there will be a new Testarossa and any other relevant facts.

The Custom Ferrari Testarossa Render By Rostislav Prokop

Maranello’s prancing horse, the Testarossa, was a mid-engined, 12-cylinder sports car that ran from around 1984 – 1991. The engine was a ‘flat 12’ meaning its pistons were not aligned in the typical ‘inline’ or ‘V’ format but horizontally opposed. 390 hp was on offer from the 4.9-liter engine.

It’s a Miami Vice, 80s kind of car to some, and to others, it’s another legendary work of automotive art by Pininfarina. Either way, its unforgettable looks lend themselves well to a render.

Here, you can see the Testarossa through the most obvious design artifact – the slotted air scoop on the sides. Aside from that, the red Italian sports car speaks Ferrari through the exterior color choice, the yellow prancing horse badges, and the 5-spoke wheels.

Ferrari Should Release A New Model Under The Testarossa Name

Up back, the presence of an internal combustion engine gets confirmed by the twin-exit exhausts, but the big news is that the slotted black vents are back at least in spirit.

Whereas now they don’t cover the light clusters, the idea is still present and evokes a theme more or less commensurate with the contemporary Testarossa design ethos. In short, the rear of this virtual Ferrari 80s remake looks awesome on the whole.

Although the front is missing the pop-up lights that anyone prior to the millennial age will dismiss as trivial, the overarching design and style is consistent and in line with how a Testarossa might look today. Because let’s be honest, no one is going to bring back pop-up lamps.

In a surprise twist, the Ferrari Testarossa render looks well-put-together and perhaps the understated shape, almost-hidden-headlamps, and slotted air ducts could make a comeback in this retro-kind age.

What Replaced The Ferrari Testarossa?

A 2022 Ferrari Testarossa seems unlikely and in reality it shouldn’t be a surprise that there are no plans to produce a direct sequel to the 80s Italian sports car icon.

While Lamborghini recently took the Countach nameplate back to the front of our minds the Testarossa name is currently a ghostly figure of the not-too-distant past only.

Back in its heyday, the Testarossa’s ‘flat-twelve engine’ could launch the retro Italian sports car to a pretty high speed for the time – the Ferrari Testarossa top speed was around 180 mph.

The car didn’t get replaced directly, but there were other iterations of the same platform, for example the Ferrari 512 TR and the F512 M.

Today the value is around $136,000 based on 209 auction results on Classic.com’s average auction value aggregator.