The iconic McLaren F1 is about to make a reinvented comeback, so we got thinking about what else we’d like to see return from the mists of time.
So here (with none of the business case considerations that would be required for it to actually happen) is our list of dream resurrections for the modern day.
Lancia Delta HF Integrale
Any version of the Integrale should be on the To Drive bucket list of any self-respecting petrolhead. Which is why the current Lancia line-up of Ypsilon 'fashion city cars' (their description, not ours) is enough to make us all cry. So action is needed.
Parent company Fiat has just adapted the Mazda MX-5 for the 124 Spider. Why not swipe the Mazda 3, of which there is no longer an MPS version, and add some Italian style, 300-plus bhp and an all-wheel-drive system? Voila – a legend reborn.
Given to the world in 1976 and, five generations later, taken from us in 2004, the mid-engined Esprit was a sports car beloved by many, not least because of its submarine adventures in The Spy Who Loved Me, but also because of its sweet handling and entertaining performance.