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Anyone seen this? R4 recreaction in Japan!!!

JdeW

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And this, the prototype for a new 4, never followed through....... I'd buy one, it's great! View attachment 24517 View attachment 24517
In my opinion it's a disgusting looking model as all retro cars are.
Nothing beats the originality of a true classic like the R4.
Would Jaguar do a retro of the magnificent Mk2?

Maybe an anniversary model like this video will do, as I'm a Renault Alpine fan as well.
 
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In my opinion it's a disgusting looking model as all retro cars are.
Nothing beats the originality of a true classic like the R4.
Would Jaguar do a retro of the magnificent Mk2?

Maybe an anniversary model like this video will do, as I'm a Renault Alpine fan as well.
The Renault 4 is such a classic functional design of the 1960's, maximum volume, minimal weight, such character. Very difficult to replicate for C21st legislation. Electric motor conversion??
However, you say there's no retro version of the Jaguar Mk 2? Of course there is, it's the 1999-2008 Jaguar 'S' type... This can be quite interesting with the 4.2 litre supercharged V8 'R' version, so may be a 'sleeper' modern substitute for the original 3.8 MOD with Coombs rear wheel arches. Check it out.... (together with the dreadful Japanese retro version based on a Nissan Micra!)
 

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JdeW

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#43
The Renault 4 is such a classic functional design of the 1960's, maximum volume, minimal weight, such character. Very difficult to replicate for C21st legislation. Electric motor conversion??
However, you say there's no retro version of the Jaguar Mk 2? Of course there is, it's the 1999-2008 Jaguar 'S' type... This can be quite interesting with the 4.2 litre supercharged V8 'R' version, so may be a 'sleeper' modern substitute for the original 3.8 MOD with Coombs rear wheel arches. Check it out.... (together with the dreadful Japanese retro version based on a Nissan Micra!)
Again, the looks of the 'S' type or that jap retro aren't it :vsad: but I like the V8 supercharged engine.
Electric engine conversion based on battery powered engine isn't the future, there's just not enough cobalt and lithium available on our planet.
The only wise technology for now is the PEM fuel cell.
 
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