7 Smallest Sports Cars Hanging on to Old-School Looks and Performance
For many people sports cars are not about performance, but rather a statement of personal style and values. Therefore, small retro-inspired racers never lose their popularity and keep drawing in hordes of fans who love classic looks and nimble driving experience. Today we will cover the coolest newcomers from the segment of small retro sports cars,
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#1 Caterham Seven 170
When you though that Caterham cars cannot get any lighter, the British manufacturer of Lotus 7 inspired sports cars comes out with an new model that weighs less than 970 pounds. You can order the 170 as a factory assembled unit, or try out the role of a mechanic and buy a disassembled kit.
#2 Morgan Plus Four CX-T
Morgan Motor Company has been known for the continuous production of retro sportscars with old school wooden frames. However, the new generation Morgan Plus 4 in the CX-T variant is truly a beast of another kind.
#3 2022 Donkervoort D8 GTO Individual Series
The most customizable car in Donkervoort’s roster invites prospective buyers to the company’s facility to spend a day with one of the owners and create their own 2022 Donkervoort D8 GTO Individual Series unit exactly as they want it.
#4 Wells Motor Vertige
Wells Motor Vertige is a retro-inspired mid-engine coupe that rides on a stiff steel monocoque chassis with tubular steel frames and sources a 2Liter 4-cylinder engine with 208 horsepower from Ford.
#5 Eagle E-Type Lightweight GT
The British Eagle specializes specifically in restoring original Jaguar E-Types built between 1961 and 1975. The company also creates limited edition models, that are basically thoroughly reengineered and modified versions of the model. The brands most recent creation is the Lightweight GT.
#6 Legende Automobiles Turbo 3: legendeautomobiles.fr
The tiny Renault 5 from France was a major force among hot hatches in 1970 through 1990. The French Legende Automobiles are willing to return the icon to its former glory under the 5 Turbo moniker.
#7 Blaze EV Classic
Inspired by the lineage of sportscars from 1930s through 1960s, the Blaze EV is a Japanese single seater that qualifies as a moped, has vintage exterior, and can still deliver exciting riding around town.