Top 10 car homages that don’t exist
Audi’s released an RS4 that pays tribute to the RS2. We like it. Time for other carmakers to join in…
Posted: 07 Feb 2014
For the last quarter of a million years, we've been coming up with stuff: fire, religion, polo necks, that sort of thing.
So it's understandable that, after all this time, new ideas are a little hard to come by. Which is why we often forgive automakers for leaning on their old cars to promote their new ones.
Which is precisely what Audi's done with this very fast, very blue RS4 Avant tribute to the Avant RS2. It celebrates the latter's 20th anniversary, it's painted in the same Nagaro blue, has the same Very Blue interior, and there's similar high-gloss black detailing outside plus a twin-oval exhaust tip. Just like the old one.
We like it. But we think it's a tad.... noncommittal. Where are the five-spokes? Where's the bee-sting aerial? And funny little red bit connecting the rear lights?
But instead of whingeing, we've come up with 10 ideas for alternative homage special editions. Build them, carmakers. You know you want to.
No doubt we've missed plenty. What would be your perfect new-car old-car homage? Suggestions below please...