Whether you running on old-school carburetors or rocking the state-of-the-art modern fuel injection system, you need air in order to extract the maximum from your engine. In most cases, cars have closed hoods but if you have a performance car, you will need some kind of hood scoop for fresh air to come in and heat to come out of engine bay.
For decades hood scoops were the symbol of performance, sports and muscle cars and an important part of the car`s design. Designers and engineers worked together to produce an efficient design which fed the car with needed fresh air and not ruining the design of the vehicle. Over the years, hood scoops become an important part of the appearance and even to non-car people, the big hood scoop on the hood means that the car is really fast. So, here are 20 best and most memorable hood scoops ever made.
1. Aston Martin DB4 GT
As the renewed sports car brand, Aston wanted into top speed race in the late `50s, briefly become the owner of the “the world`s fastest production car” title. Their weapon was Aston Martin DB4 GT, lightweight and 300 HP strong version of DB4 Grand Tourer. In order to feed the big six-cylinder engine, DB4 GT needed a big scoop and this became its most recognizable design feature.