What's The Coolest Design Detail That Gives A Throwback To A Past Car?

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Car designers like to give little retro throwbacks to legendary designs of the past. Which one is your favorite?

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This question came to us from reader Lucas, who mentioned the above Ferrari.

Recently I read the article on Road & Track, and I kept wondering what kind of nice little details there were to discover, details that were a nod to the history of a car maker, that reflect their heritage.

What are the best details in a car that reflects the heritage from another, legendary, car?

My suggestion would be the 3 tailpipes on a Ferrari 458, which reflect the ‘best analogue super car’ F40 .

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Here are those three pipes on the F40, if you’re curious.

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So what retro detail on a car do you think is the coolest?

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Photo Credits: Ferrari


Contact the author at raphael@jalopnik.com.

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