By Deanna Isaacs

Nostalgia is big business right now, so much so that even South Park has started making fun of it. (That’s when you know something is trendy, right?)

It was inevitable the automotive industry would also join the nostalgia boom. That’s because we all have a soft spot for the yesteryears, as our upcoming list remakes from both Hollywood and Detroit expand. While some are bad, there are some vehicles revived by nostalgia that we can really get behind.

5. Acura NSX

Back in the 90s, the Acura NSX had supercar styling without the supercar price. While the former is still true, the latter isn’t. Starting at $156,000, the 2017 Acura NSX is one serious hybrid sportscar, pumping 573 HP from a combination of twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors.

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It has seating for two and ultra-lux interior. Owners get grippy Alcantara material to help keep them in the well-bolstered seats while hustling around the track. A 7.0-inch touchscreen can be paired with an 8-speaker standard audio system or an optional 9-speaker ELS Studio Premium sound system. So, it’s not like the original, but it’s an amazing vehicle revived by nostalgia.

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4. Ford Bronco

Last January, it was announced that the Ford Bronco and the Ford Ranger would be returning to production. The Bronco will be popping into showrooms across the nation sometime in 2020, with the Ranger out in 2019.

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It’s expected to be smaller than the Bronco II and larger than the original. Other than that, though, there’s isn’t too much information.

3. Jeep Wagoneer

Another January announcement came from Jeep: The Wagoneer is returning (first broken by Autoblog). Jeep is expected to price to compete with Land Rover’s popular off-roading vehicles, between $60,000 and $100,000.

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Once again, there isn’t much information about this model as it was only recently announced as a vehicle revived by nostalgia.

2. Chevrolet SS

Sadly, the 2017 Chevrolet SS is the last of this amazing vehicle revived by nostalgia. It’s a sleeper sports sedan for anyone, and even comes with a manual gearbox. It’s powered by a 6.2L V8 engine putting down 415 HP and 415 pound-feet of torque. Zero to Sixty is an effortless 4.7 seconds and Brembo brakes to bring drivers to a swift stop.

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On the inside, it has a Chevrolet MyLink 8-inch infotainment system and 9 Bose premium audio system speakers. A Magneride suspension ensure you’ll always be comfortable in the leather-appointed, bolstered, 10-way power seats with heating and ventilation.

1. Ford GT

The newest iteration of Ford GT is back for the 2017 model year. Ford’s latest vehicle revived by nostalgia comes with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine creating 647 HP and 550 pound-feet of torque. It’s made from super light and seriously strong carbon fiber, but still retains an esthetically pleasing looks of its steel-made heritage. The rear spoiler is a work of art, built right into the vehicles body lines.

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The Ford GT is expected be in the $400,000 range, so start saving today.


Deanna Isaacs lives near Seattle and writes about cars for various outlets, including The Auto Reporter. She served in the U.S. Navy and attended the University of Washington, where she decided to go into automotive journalism.