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?

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 .


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


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


Photo Credits: Ferrari

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