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Top 20 Car Headlights Based On Appearance

Vukasin Herbez May 9, 2019

  1. Tucker Torpedo

Among the numerous innovations and improvements that Tucker presented with its 1948 Torpedo, the central headlight was one of the most visible. Tucker wanted to make their car extremely safe, and not just for passengers but also for other motorists.

So, their designers and engineers gave it a third central headlight that followed the movement of the steering wheel. And that was space age stuff for the late ‘40s. Most car fans feel it is too bad that the idea never lived up to its full potential.

  1. Jaguar XJ220

When they released it, the XJ220 was the world’s fastest road-going model with an enormous price tag. Under the hood was new 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 unit with 542 HP. The design of the car was fantastic with it’s flowing lines. And the wide stance emphasized its performance and speed.

But if you think the XJ220 has proper popup headlights, think again. This supercar has regular double headlamps with a special cover that slides to the side when you turn your lights on.

  1. Alfa Romeo Montreal

Alfa Romeo built the Montreal on the Giulia chassis with a timeless Bertone body. And with its high revving V8 engine up front, the Montreal was fast, stylish and exclusive. Alfa introduced it in the early ‘70s, and the Montreal was bound to be exotic.

Thanks to the Bertone design studio, it had a recognizable and unique design. But one of the most recognizable design features were the headlights behind the louvers. Surprisingly, they didn’t limit visibility at night.

  1. Cord 812

The most famous Cord was the fantastic 812. It featured Art Deco styling, front wheel drive and a powerful V8 engine. Despite being a favorite ride of the Hollywood elite, Cord was forced to close its doors in 1937. However, before that, it presented the 812 model.

The 812 set new standards in car production with several innovative components. They included the first popup headlights on any production car, which was sci-fi technology by ‘30s standards.

These are the 20 cars with the coolest headlights ever produced. Most had a hand in the evolution of car headlights and the designs of today. Still, most car fans would like to see the older designs make a comeback – with a modern twist.

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