Your Ten Favorite Automotive Doppelgängers

Car designers tend to use a limited number of shapes, but these twenty models bear more than just a resemblance to each other.


10.) Ferrari GTB4/Rover SD1

Your Ten Favorite Automotive Doppelgängers

Who was first? Ferrari!

The similarity was never was a secret, 365Daytonafan explains:

The designer of the SD1 David Bache freely admitted he was influenced by the Ferrari Daytona and the Maserati Indy.

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9.) Dodge Omni/Volkswagen Rabbit

Your Ten Favorite Automotive Doppelgängers

Who was first? Chrysler!

The European Golf looked like a Golf. The facelifted American Rabbit did not.

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8.) NSU Prinz/Chevrolet Corvair

Your Ten Favorite Automotive Doppelgängers

Who was first? Chevrolet!

Both used the same air-cooled, rear-engined setup but on a very different scale.

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7.) Ford Mustang/Toyota Celica

Your Ten Favorite Automotive Doppelgängers

Who was first? Ford!

The Japanese copied from the best. And they did a perfect job.

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6.) Toyota Corolla AE86/Nissan 200SX

Your Ten Favorite Automotive Doppelgängers

Who was first? Toyota!

Whichever you choose, fun is guaranteed.

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5.) Jaguar E-Type/Toyota 2000GT

Your Ten Favorite Automotive Doppelgängers

Who was first? Jaguar!

Which is worth more? The Toyota!

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4.) Mercedes-Benz E-Class/Kia Amanti

Your Ten Favorite Automotive Doppelgängers

Who was first? Mercedes-Benz!

This came from a time when Kia didn't have designers like Peter Schreyer working for them. The rear was a Chrysler copy.

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3.) Renault 8/Simca 1000

Your Ten Favorite Automotive Doppelgängers

Who was first? Simca!

The French were acting as one big family with these two rear-engined sedans.

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2.) Porsche 944/Mazda RX-7

Your Ten Favorite Automotive Doppelgängers

Who was first? Porsche!

Their speed was roughly the same.

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1.) Ford Thunderbird/Auto Union 1000SP

Your Ten Favorite Automotive Doppelgängers

Who was first? Ford!

In the old days, Americans wanted European styling and Europeans wanted American. This is the result.

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