If you thought that Tesla’s Cybertruck was the wackiest and wedgiest-looking vehicle you’ll ever gaze upon, you’ll be surprised to know what was launched even before the Tesla name popularized. Even though you might only see a few cars for sale in Dubai in this shape, they once used to be all the rage. Here are some of the top wedgiest designs in the automotive history.
Lancia Stratos HF Zero
During the Turin motor show in 1970, if you laid eyes on the Lancia Stratos HF Zero, you’d be forgiven if you believed some extraterrestrial life form came to earth and somehow pieced together this impressive piece of automobile engineering. That’s because there’s no other modern-day car that looks remotely close to this model. Sadly, even at that time, this wedgy-shaped car would blow a hole through your finances. While this was modeled as a concept car, it was later sold at an auction for $844,291. Only the most affluent and those that prefer wedge designs would have ended up with one of these in their garage.
Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Italian automobile designer was behind this marvelous vehicle and his ambitions are as crazy as the final product. Back in the 70’s the Maserati Boomerang was intended to be made just for a showpiece. However, considering its enticing shape and the fact that it connected with the people because of its unorthodox look, it finally obtained a license to be driven on the roads. In the end, the Maserati Boomerang ended up featuring a 4.7-litre V8 engine.
Modeled in the 70’s, the Ferrari Modulo is a fantastic concept car designed by Pininfarina. It was first shown at the 1971 Turin Auto Show. It definitely looks like it can hover in mid-air, making it aesthetically, one of the most impressive-looking cars of its era. Unfortunately, it was never meant to be driven, but fortunately, it was bought in 2014 by Jim Glickenhaus who pledged to bring it to life. He did so and got it legalised to drive on some of the best roads for car enthusiasts.
If you appreciate the wedge design, you’ll definitely want to check out the Lamborghini Countach. It is based on the Italian Wedge design language made by an Italian design house, Bertone. Featuring sharp edges and an extremely low profile, the Lamborghini Countach certainly looks like it could be the center of attention for countless hours. One of these even fetched $1.2 million at an auction. Moreover, the design of the Sian, the fastest Lamborghini is inspired from this one too.
Aston Martin Bulldog
The Bulldog was designed by William Townes, with the intention that this model would actually be made for customers. Even though production was limited to around 15 to 25 units, it still showed that Aston Martin was daring enough to proceed with the project. Unfortunately, the company’s ambitions proved too much, as the project was too costly to complete. Only a single prototype was made in 1979, but it’s still impressive that Aston Martin came this far. Aston Martin also had planned to make this model the world’s fastest car, but as informed above, things didn’t go according to plan.
This shape might not be very common among cars for sale in Dubai now but with the Tesla Cybertruck coming out, we might be seeing wedgy designs again. Can’t find the right car? Don’t fret because CarSwitch.com features a great variety of cars!