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Comment of the Day: Automotive Evolution Edition

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I want to begin by saying that the Autech Stelvio Zagato is a spectacular rendition of late 1980s excess. It is the large beautiful wedge love of my life, and I will not hear a single disparaging word against it. While it may not be classically handsome, it has the look of a 30 year old touring car racer for the street, and nothing has been cooler since. Argue all you want.

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There is nothing like the Stelvio. The designers behind this car developed some truly unique features, like the fender-moulded rear view mirrors and the NACA-ducted wheel covers. In the evolutionary path that created this car, wildly new concepts grew out of the primordial ooze. Then, when the bubble burst those new concepts completely died.

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I enjoyed this line of thinking from TheManBearPigRoams. Congratulations on your COTD victory TMBPR, you’ve evolved a victory. 

Jalopnik contributor with a love for everything sketchy and eclectic.

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What is with the wheels, does the cutout serve a purpose other than looks?
Looks quite similar to NACA intake duct but its pointing wrong way.