This not just being the end of the week, but Fastback Friday, I thought it a good opportunity to get the hive mind take on what car wears that particular body-style with the most aplomb. The Fastback derives from the earliest stabs at aerodynamic design, back when stylists attempted to emulate the shape of a teardrop. Of course these efforts were applied with the intention being the resultant slippery cars would out-perform their more brick-like counterparts in efficiency at least, and speed and alacrity at best.
Over the years the Fastback meme was applied to cars as diverse as the Chevrolet Fleetline and the Saab 92, reaching its culmination in the misguided A-bodies from Olds and Buick in the late ’70s – the less said about which, the better. Those cars proved that Americans weren’t interested in buying big cars that even looked like hatchbacks, despite their sporting traditional trunks.
But that’s not to say we shun the fastback, and in fact, some of our most favorite cars are the fastback editions – Mustangs, Celicas, XKEs. Hell, we love the long and lean look an extended roof affords. But which one engenders your greatest passion? What is your most favorite fastback?
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