Top 10 Beautifully Wedge Design Cars From The Past


Wedge design cars were famous in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. All carmakers were following the same trend. Here is some beautiful wedge design cars from the late 70s that you should know.

10. BMW M1

BMW M1 Wedge Design Cars
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It is one of the greatest and sleekest cars ever produced by BMW. M1 is a rare machine. BMW only built 450 including 50 race cars and 400 road cars which is why the average price of an M1 is $450,666. It was discontinued because Lamborghini was suffering from financial trouble so, M1 was postponed then the Italian firm went bankrupt, and BMW canceled the production of the BMW M1.

9. Ferrari/Dino 308 GT4

 Wedge Design Cars
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When it was introduced in 1973, it did not please most people in the Italian automaker. Yeah, a Ferrari that was disliked, Crazy huh. 308 GT4 was a mid-engined car V8 2+2. Until 1976 it was sold with a Dino badging. This design later inspired newer Ferrari models. From zero to hero.

8. Isdera Imperator 108i

Isdera Imperator 108i Wedge Design Cars
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It is Mercedes looking like a Lamborghini, unveiled in 1978. Back then carmakers were going insane with their designs. Mercedes called it the CW311 concept. Imperator was so advanced that it didn’t even have side mirrors instead there were rearview periscopes that helped the driver in monitoring the road.

7. Lotus Esprit

Lotus Esprit
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Esprit was built between 1976 and 2004. It was among the first of designer Giorgetto Giugiaro’s polygonal “folded paper” designs. Its twin headlight was inspired by Ferrari.

6. Vector W8

Vector W8
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It was in production from 1989-1993. W8 had a 6.0-liter Rodeck twin-turbocharged V8 mated with 3-speed General Motors Turbo-Hydramatic 425 automatic transmission. It was the first supercar to offer a frontal airbag as a standard safety feature. It looks like straight out of some sci-fi movie.

5. De Tomaso Pantera

De Tomaso Pantera
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Tomaso Pantera was mid-engine coupe. It had an amazing design with the Ford V8 engine which produced 326hp. you can call it beauty and the beast. A high-maintained Pantera can be yours for just $250,000.

4. Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach
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When it comes to wedge design nobody can do it better than Lamborghini itself. Countach has a beautifully sleek design with cuts all over the body. It was first unveiled back in 1974. It was also the first Lamborghini to feature scissor doors.

3. DeLorean DMC-12

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DeLorean DMC was featured in the movie “Back to the Future”. It is an iconic car from the 80s which Every boy crushed on. It had gullwing doors and a sharp body design.

2. Maserati Khamsin

Maserati Khamsin
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Khamsin is a grand tourer produced by Maserati, designed by Marcello Gandini. It was introduced as a concept car in November 1972. Khamsin has the sharpest wedge design among all the other cars of that era.

1. Lancia Stratos

Lancia Stratos
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Stratos made its debut in 1973 also known as Lancia Stratos HF. It was even used for rallying which made this vehicle cooler. It accelerated from 0-60 in 3.3 sec and can go to the top speed of 200 mph.


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