The '80's wedge

January 6th, 2012, 8:31 am

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My memories of the Subaru XT have started me thinking of the '80's wedge. It seems as though the wedge was to the '80's what streamlining was to the '30's or fins to the '50's.

Subaru XT

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Dome Zero concept car

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Dome Le Mans race car

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Honda Prelude

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Lamborghini Countach

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Lotus Esprit

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Curious: Does anyone have a favorite wedge car? I'm also curious if their were some oddball European or Japanese cars that I might not know about.

Also, btw, I still think the Subaru XT is one of the ugliest cars I've ever seen. It's just so unique...weird.
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January 6th, 2012, 8:40 am

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Volvo 480 Turbo, same combo like I had it back in the day.

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January 6th, 2012, 8:58 am

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70s wedges had more class :)

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and the concept Stratos Zero
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January 6th, 2012, 9:08 am

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January 6th, 2012, 9:24 am

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My folks had a white Mr2 in the 80s, definitely one of my favorite cars of all time.
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My dad traded it in for a new one in 93, still has it in nearly pristine condition.

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January 6th, 2012, 10:39 am

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January 6th, 2012, 10:50 am

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mo-i: I have seen the Volvo before, but forgot it was so wedgy. Wow!

Simon: TVR...good taste!

Masterblaster: I think you are right. Those early concept cars were great, but could never make it to production.
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January 6th, 2012, 11:14 am

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January 6th, 2012, 11:47 am

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January 6th, 2012, 12:37 pm

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As a kid, I ran across the Vector before the Countach, so it's usually in my mind first.
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January 6th, 2012, 1:30 pm

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The amazing thing about these cars (OK, just one of the amazing things, I love all these rides) is that even though they are very crisp, I doubt there is a true straight line on them. All very large curves that give the impression of straight lines. But if they were truly straight I guarantee they would look sunken in.

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January 6th, 2012, 8:15 pm

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I was always a fan of the diagonal lined Nissan Pulsar taillights. One of the cooler things to come out of the wedge era...

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January 6th, 2012, 11:00 pm

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don't forget about these guys! (sorta wedge-ish)

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January 6th, 2012, 11:03 pm

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LOVE LOVE LOVE the Stratos and the rx-7 wedges!

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January 6th, 2012, 11:09 pm

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thecuster86 wrote:don't forget about these guys! (sorta wedge-ish)

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not so much yay for Porsche 944 rip offs.. though the original wasn't so hot either..

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