Re: The '80's wedge

January 6th, 2012, 11:15 pm

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lol, not the rx7 vs. 944 debate! ;-)
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Re: The '80's wedge

January 6th, 2012, 11:24 pm

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I didn't know one existed. Just commenting on first glance of pics. My dad had a 944 for a bit, bought from a colleague and as I recall it was garbage. It was his winter car and maybe AWD (I dunno) leaked everywhere it could leak and had tons of electrical issues. I remember the interior carpet also looked like a cheap 80s condo. All I know is he made sure to sell it 1 month before I got my drivers license.

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Re: The '80's wedge

January 6th, 2012, 11:41 pm

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Ah, all the vw guys around here love the 944's, my friend had one in high school, it needed a 600 wrench to do a timing belt change...months later he sold it and bought a miata.

As for the rx7s, their looks grow on you, but aren't the first reason you love them. when my best friend showed up the day I got my drivers license with his 83 gsl-se with a draw through turbo setup (yup it was carbed) and four new hoosiers, I was hooked. so light, so rev happy, and so balanced!
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January 7th, 2012, 11:44 pm

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I loved Vector Aeromotive too. There had to be some kind of money laundering behind that company.

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Cizeta. I only know this one from Gran Turismo. Crazy design though.

Is it just me, or do some of these not count. The Testerossa, 2nd gen RX7, Celica aren't wedge enough for me.
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Re: The '80's wedge

January 8th, 2012, 3:04 pm

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The "80s" wedge...?!?!

Don't forget the Triumph TR7.

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and subsequent V8 powered TR8, 1978-1981
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Re: The '80's wedge

January 8th, 2012, 5:23 pm

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just a concept mazda done by bertone, but holy smokes is that wedgy!

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January 8th, 2012, 7:58 pm

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That is sweet!

Re: The '80's wedge

January 9th, 2012, 8:38 am

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I need that fabric in my next car. Wow!

Lew: Thanks for the TR7! I feel bad leaving it out. It's always been one of my favorites. When I got the Miata, I had been debating finding a TR8.

Something that's occured to me looking at these cars is that they nearly all have pop-up headlights. Have we lost a design opportunity dumping the pop-up?

Also, another oddball Anglo: Reliant Scimitar/Sabre (same people that made the 3 wheeler in Mr. Bean.

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Re: The '80's wedge

January 9th, 2012, 11:41 am

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1984 Lotus Etna concept (somebody actually bought this and turned it into a runner with one of the original V8 prototypes):

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1986 Pontiac Trans Sport concept. I guess only the front half of this is a wedge, but still. Such a great concept, such an awful production car:
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January 9th, 2012, 12:10 pm

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What do you mean, awful?? :wink:

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Re: The '80's wedge

January 9th, 2012, 2:09 pm

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The insane part about a lot of GM concept cars is how close they are to the production model, but being so much superior to the production verison. It's like that Transport is 1% different, but 1000% better.
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Re: The '80's wedge

January 9th, 2012, 2:27 pm

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Mr-914 wrote:The insane part about a lot of GM concept cars is how close they are to the production model, but being so much superior to the production verison. It's like that Transport is 1% different, but 1000% better.
That's just mindbending. I've been looking at both images at the same time trying to figure out the differences, and realize that you are 100% correct! Weird thing is that I feel the gen1 toyota previa is closer to the trans sport concept, event though it is probably 95% different.

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