Car design is an amazing thing. From exposed fenders and big chrome grills to square sides and flowing lines of modern cars. The concept of automotive beauty has gone a long way in the last century or so. However, there are few things more striking than a wedge-shaped car. Somehow, the sharp lines of the wedge-shaped vehicle emphasize the speed, performance, and power and remain forever in collective conciseness of automotive enthusiasts.
First introduced in the early `70s, wedge-shaped cars have been with us since. Very popular during the `80s, this design approach produced some of the most memorable supercars ever built. That is why we decided to present to you the Top list of the 20 most interesting and well-known cars which are styled to resemble fighter planes. Here we go.
1. Fiat X1/9
Behind this strange name, lies one of the most interesting affordable wedge cars of the `70s. Introduced in 1972, Fiat X1/9 was a small two-seater with T-Top, mid-mounted engine and two trunks, one in the front and one in the back. Think of it as Porsche Boxster, just 20 years older.
Despite fantastic wedge-shaped looks and technical layout, the X 1/9 was pretty underpowered with just around 60 HP from its small 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine. The performance was not impressive and most owners decided to fit bigger engines.