Automotive design is an amazing thing, from exposed fenders and big chrome grills to the square sides and flowing lines of modern cars. In fact, the concept of automotive beauty has come 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 speed, performance, and power. This classic shape remains forever in the collective consciousness of most automotive enthusiasts.
First debuting in the early â70s, wedge-shaped cars have been around ever since. They were popular during the â80s and this design approach has produced some of the most memorable supercars they ever built. So keep reading to learn lots more about the 20 most interesting and well-known cars that resemble fighter planes.
Behind this strange name lies one of the most interesting affordable wedge cars of the â70s. Fiat presented the X1/9 in 1972. It was a small two-seater with a T-Top, mid-mounted engine and two trunks, one in the front and one in the back. It was somewhat like a Porsche Boxster, only 20 years older.
Despite the fantastic wedge-shaped looks and technical layout, the X 1/9 was underpowered with just around 60 HP coming from its small 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine. The performance was unimpressive, so most owners decided to fit bigger engines.