7. 1975 Chevrolet Vega Cosworth
After the debacle of the Chevrolet Corvair in the ’60s, they were reluctant to enter the compact market again. But since the segment had grown, Chevrolet didn’t have a choice. So, they revealed the new Chevrolet Vega as a 1971 model. The Vega was a compact, modernly-styled model. And it came in three basic body types, a two-door coupe, a two-door sedan, and a three-door wagon.
The front end resembled closely the design of the 1971 Camaro with a similar grille, headlights and bumper. But in 1975, Chevrolet introduced the interesting although not as successful Vega Cosworth model. It featured a high revving 2.0-liter four-cylinder twin-cam motor producing 110 HP. Although it wasn’t particularly fast or strong, the Vega Cosworth was attractive with its interesting black and gold paint and unique wheels. They produced the model in cooperation with the British engine engineering company Cosworth famous for their Formula One engines.