Sometimes a car is just more than an oddly-shaped box getting you from one place to the other. Like any other prized possession such as an heirloom necklace or newborn child, car owners often form an indescribable bond with their cars, especially if these owners are petrol heads, and their cars cost an unfathomable price and have blistering speeds.
Cars of nostalgia especially, are every collector’s dream, and because they’re not easy to obtain, car companies are very cleverly dishing out new cars dripping in the legacy of their legends. All these special edition racing makeovers are very endearing, but are they worth the price tag, you might ask. That depends on how much you tear up when you remember what they stand behind, and also how much the manufacturer has done to ensure you get the same exhilaration as the race drivers once did, from the car’s design to the powertrain.
Here, we bring you 5 of our favourites in the market right now. From Aston Martin’s pumped-up AMR Vantage to Lotus’ lighter and sportier road-going Elise 250, these racing makeovers are the ones to covet right now.