The automotive industry is a continuous cycle of style and trends—combining nostalgic design with modern features. While cars that manage to merge the old with the new come at a hefty price (obviously) these vehicles can be considered machines from the past, back from the future.
The Mechatronik M-Coupe 280SE for example brings back a retro vibe from the wholesome 50’s (even though it’s based on the ’70 280SE) yet the interior is equipped with standard features any modern car would have. With classic lines and an up-to-date navigation system behind a period Becker radio, the car easily mixes past and present.
For a mod inspired vehicle any 007 agent would be happy to drive away with is the Evanta DB4GT Zagato Evocation. Evanta’s take on the Aston DB4 Zagato actually took a donor-car (a DB7 Vantage) and created an entirely new frame and loaded it with a Tiptronic gearbox, an A/C system, and wire wheels.
Last but not least, is the Jensen Interceptor SE which is almost a Frankenstein vehicle—made up of different panels, mirrors, and headlights from different vehicles and fitted with a 630bhp, 8.2-litre Viper V10. Among the many modernized Interceptors, with a handle like “Viperceptor SE”, this vehicle might be the epitome of mixing classic looks with modern upgrades.