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Sunday, August 17, 2014

7 More Cars That Need to Be Revived [w/Poll]


You may remember our first 6 Cars that Need to be Revived post from a few weeks back. A lot of people had their opinions on that, both good and bad. But there were some other cool cars that, for one reason or another, that just didn’t make the cut.
So, thanks to all your comments and requests, we put together a part two of even more cars that need to be revived. Here are some of the seven that you all suggested (click the links to see more):


List Porsche 914

Suggested by Kevin M.
Like some of our commentors, I absolutely adore the Porsche 914 roadster. If you don’t know, it was a VW and Porsche joint project that made roadster history from the late ‘60s to mid-70s. Today, while we see the premium-priced Boxster and unnecessarily expensive 911 Targa, there could be room for an entry level roadster like the 914. It’s unlikely, but not impossible.
List Barracuda
                         Suggested by Pretty Much Everyone
Everyone and their mother loves the Barracuda. Even if you’re not a huge muscle car guy you have to admire everything the ‘Cuda was. It was an amazingly beautiful and powerful muscle car from the mid-60s to late-70s, and even spawned the jaw-dropping HEMI ‘Cuda. So seeing a new one of these would be epic.
Rumor has it that before Chrysler folded the SRT brand back into Dodge, Ralph Gilles and his team were planning a ‘Cuda revival under the Viper. It might still happen, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

List Honda Prelude

Suggested by Marc
Throughout the late ‘80s, early ‘90s, and even into the 2000s, the Honda Prelude gained steam as an alternative to the Supras and RX-7s of the world. Even if it couldn’t go the distance against the big boys, the long, handsome coupe could go toe-to-toe with the Nissan Silvia and Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Today, it’s still a regular tuner favorite and Honda enthusiast’s dream. But if Honda wants to do something to keep its enthusiasts happy, a new Prelude might just be the answer. Along with a Civic Type R. And a CRX. And an S2000.

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Suggested by /u/Pleasure2Kill
Chevy has the ‘Vette, Dodge has the Viper — but where is Ford in all of this? The Ford GT was one of 2005’s most coveted supercars for its drop-dead gorgeous good looks and (then) powerful V8.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: now would be the perfect time for Ford to come up with a new GT that could blow the ‘Vette and Viper right out of the water.

List Subaru SVX

Suggested by Theo J.
Today the SVX is mostly seen as Subaru’s failed attempt to enter the luxury segment back in the 90s. After all, not everyone was begging for a two-door premium coupe from Subaru at the time.

But today, Subaru has much more going for it with cars like the WRX, BRZ and Legacy. Maybe they should chop two doors off the Legacy, put an STI engine in it, and give it an SVX designation. Just a crazy thought.

Honda S2000 2

Suggested by /u/Fadic4
Like the Prelude, the Honda S2000 will ultimately go down in history as a cult classic. Aside from the Miata, it was the late ‘90s and early 2000’s version of driving nirvana.
Rumor has it Honda may bring it back to life in the form of a two-door mid-engined coupe with a $60K price tag. Terrible idea, if you ask this writer. A refreshed version of the original drop top is all they need, and they would literally sell a billion of them. Literally.

List Ford Bronco

Suggested by Joel
And now for the bonus round! Lucky number seven on our list comes by way of Ford. I initially wasn’t going to include the Bronco, but it got me thinking, what if Ford built a Wrangler-sized Bronco off-roader after all? That would be pretty epic.
Whether it will actually happen or not remains to be seen, but there are a few rumors floating around that a new one could be in the States by 2016. So, let’s hear it — which one of these 7 do you want to see revived the most? Vote below or tell us in the comments.