For decades, car makers have turned to the “wedge shape” whenever they wanted to make a car that looked sporty, cool, or futuristic. There were an abundance of wedge-shaped cars in the 1980s: the DeLorean DMC-12, the DeTomaso Pantera, the Pontiac Fiero, the C4 Corvette, the Lotus Esprit, and of course, everything in Ferrari and Lamborghini’s lineup.
Another automaker to jump on the “wedge shape” bandwagon was Volkswagen, who went all in with the Mk2 Scirocco that was unveiled in 1981.
The Scirocco was already a pretty radical car for Volkswagen. For one thing, it has its engine and drive wheels at the front. For another thing, it is also water-cooled instead of air-cooled. Then they went and gave it some pretty cool styling! It really doesn’t get much more 80s than this.
The Mk2 body style was produced from 1981-1992, but was only sold through 1988 in the United States. This one has to be at least a 1984 model because it has two windshield wiper blades.