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Automotive Rewind: The Wildest Rust-Wrapped Cars

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Call it nostalgia, or confusion, Motorious revisits this strange trend.

Rust wrapping, and wrapping in general, is a trend that had some major steam for a few years around 2014. Some of the wraps from this era look like the car had been through a war zone, carrying some stories under the hood, while others look all they carry is a high-risk of tetanus. While we ponder what may have happened to these wraps by now, check out some mild to wild rust-wrapped cars.

Patina Hellcat Vinyl Wrap

What do you do when you have a 707-horsepower Challenger Hellcat? Probably not patina wrap it, unless you’re the owner of this blown Dodge. The last time this kitty was spotted, it was up for sale through $49,000, we wonder where it is now?

Martini Porsche 911 GT3 RS

This Porsche actually

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Aston Martin Vantage Gets A Nose Job From Revenant Automotive

Nose jobs aren’t for everyone, but the Vantage seems to be taking it quite nicely.

Let’s talk about car grilles. In the previous decade, grilles have become bigger and bigger, to the point that almost every car brand has already joined the bandwagon. We’re not entirely sure who started this trend, but Lexus and Audi are among the early adapters.

And of course, the most recent car (and most popular) to join the fray is the new BMW 4 Series with its gigantic vertical kidney grille – whether you love or hate the new 4er grille is beyond us.

Even the British luxury carmaker, Aston Martin, has joined this big mouth trend with the Vantage in 2018. It wasn’t that offensive, though, as the low-slung but wide grille was integrated into the bumper, which made it look subtler than, let’s say Lexus grilles.

Despite that, however, the Vantage wasn’t safe

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Car Upgrades You Should Never Spend Your Money On

When you’re buying a new car, you might be tempted to spring for one of the upgrades from the laundry list that your dealer will try to sell you on. Or, you might want to make an aftermarket modification to your vehicle to upgrade the base model you purchased.

While some upgrades are worth the money, others are not. These upgrades either flat out don’t work, offend the senses, lower a car’s resale value or even make the car more dangerous to drive. In case you’re thinking of modifying your ride, here are 27 car upgrades you should steer clear of.

Last updated: March 20, 2020

1. A Massive Rear Wing

Unless you commute to work in a Formula 1 race car, avoid this car modification. Because whatever the race car driver in you might think, it does not look cool, said Matt Degen, senior associate editor for Kelley

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Automakers tap into nostalgia to boost sales

Welcome back to the 1990s.

It was the decade auto enthusiasts said goodbye to their cult favorites: the Supra, Bronco and Defender.

How times have changed.

Toyota revived the Supra, its celebrated sports car, last year and Ford’s Bronco 4×4 and Land Rover’s Defender will be back in dealerships before the end of the year.

“Nostalgia never goes out of style,” Stephanie Brinley, a longtime auto analyst at IHS Markit, told ABC News.

Taking advantage of a vehicle’s name recognition with consumers “is really easy for automakers … the risk, though, is that the name has to be remembered fondly,” she said.

The fourth-generation Supra, with its now iconic design features like projector headlamps and large rear spoiler, was pulled from the U.S. market in 1998 though it lived on in Japan until 2002. It was Toyota CEO and President Akio Toyoda who decided in 2012 to bring back the

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