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Retro Cars Reimagined as Futuristic Floating Vehciles

2 March 2015

Classic Cars Reimagined as Futuristic Levitating Vehicles

In our never ending journey scouting the internet for the most amazing things that we could bring to you, we have discovered an amazing project.

And this project consists in a series of classic cars transformed into something really cool, almost as if they’re taken from a Star Wars movie, and basically that was the main idea.

When we were kids, we have all imagined that in the future everybody will be driving a levitating vehicle, that the streets as we know them, would transform into runways.

And that’s exactly what Renaud Marion, a 39 years old photographer living and working in Paris, presents in his amazing project.

A series of already awesome classic cars, but with a cool twist, as they were reimagined as futuristic levitating vehicles.

“Growing up in the 1980s, Marion thought that by the year 2000 everyone would be piloting flying cars, like the landspeeder from Star Wars”

The process, as he explains, consisted in two steps. The first part of the process involved finding the cars: “I chose the cars simply by walking down the street. I looked for cars parked on the side of the road as I wanted to use real size models instead of miniatures,” – Renaud Marion said.

After he found the appropriate vehicles, it was time for the second part of the project, and that was to find the perfect environment in which to shoot the autos.

“I looked for architecture dating from the 1970s; for me that’s retro-futuristic. The buildings had to be imposing, massive and graphic.” – he explains.

Those two steps were followed by a technological process in which the artist would digitally modify the vehicles in order to obtain the futuristic levitation look he envisioned.

And the final result is simply amazing, the combination of past and future, the retro touch applied to a futuristic vision is more than cool, and you’re about to see it in a second.

So let’s see how this project turned out, and how this talented photographer managed to take something cool and transform it into something even more cooler.

Classic Cars Reimagined as Futuristic Levitating Vehicles
Lincoln Continental © Renaud Marion
Classic Cars Reimagined as Futuristic Levitating Vehicles
Mercedes 190 © Renaud Marion

“As a child, I imagined the new millennium with flying cars, spaceships, parallel worlds, extra-terrestrials living with us on earth and time travel,” says the photographer.

Classic Cars Reimagined as Futuristic Levitating Vehicles
Mercedes 300SL Paul O’ Shea © Renaud Marion
Classic Cars Reimagined as Futuristic Levitating Vehicles
Porsche356 © Renaud Marion
Classic Cars Reimagined as Futuristic Levitating Vehicles
Chevrolet El Camino © Renaud Marion
Classic Cars Reimagined as Futuristic Levitating Vehicles
Aston Martin DB5 © Renaud Marion
Classic Cars Reimagined as Futuristic Levitating Vehicles
Mercedes 300SL Roadster © Renaud Marion
Classic Cars Reimagined as Futuristic Levitating Vehicles
Jaguar Type E © Renaud Marion
Classic Cars Reimagined as Futuristic Levitating Vehicles
Jaguar XK 120 © Renaud Marion

So what do you think, is this how you imagined the future to be like too, or you had something else in mind?