It's not really surprising that cars have evolved to resemble the efficient shapes of water-dwelling finned creatures. They make them move faster and get air better — it's a win-win. Here are the 10 most fishy cars as selected by Jalopnik readers.
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10.) Mercedes-Benz Bionic Concept
Looks Like: A Boxfish
Suggested By: vlmdesigner
Why It's Fishy: The Bionic concept car was designed to resemble the boxfish, and I think the Mercedes-Benz design team hit their mark perfectly. The question is, who would want to drive around in a car that looks like it belongs hiding out in a reef?
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9.) Vector W2
Looks Like: A Barracuda
Suggested By: MisterCrispy
Why It's Fishy: Both the Vector and barracuda are long, low, and pointy.
8.) Tatra T87
Looks Like: A Tuna
Suggested By: Ben G. Rogers
Why It's Fishy: They're both big and they've both got fins. They also mostly only ever appear in schools or at owners' club meetings.
7.) Spyker C8
Looks Like: A Sucker Fish
Suggested By: Crossdrilled
Why It's Fishy: They've both got slight scowls on their faces. They both are a little bit cross-eyed. They're both probably a little ill-tempered.
6.) Pagani Huayra
Looks Like: A Vampire Fish
Suggested By: E34 is an underrated E30 except better
Why It's Fishy: See the toothy-fangs? And that giant mouth? Now look at the fish. When you come across a Huayra, I'll bet now you'll think twice about walking in front of it.
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5.) Chrysler Concorde
Looks Like: A Bass
Suggested By: MorelOrelHershiser
Why It's Fishy: Look at their gaping maws and tell me these two weren't separated at birth. If that's not enough, both are large, slow, and nondescript. Tell someone to think of a basic fish shape, and you'll wind up with something close to a bass. The same goes for cars and the Concorde.
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4.) Rinspeed Squba
Looks Like: A Guppy
Suggested By: teampenske3
Why It's Fishy: Not only do the car and fish resemble one another, they share a habitat! The underwater Elise, or Squba, has a guppy-like mouth and size. The guppy has Squba-like fins and a penchant for being wet. Both are small and change directions in the blink of an eye.
3.) Nissan 370Z
Looks Like: A Catfish
Suggested By: Boxer_4
Why It's Fishy: The 370Z has the requisite empty eyes, big gaping mouth, and barbels on either side of that mouth to very clearly identify as a member of the catfish family. Also similarly, both the Nissan and catfish are negatively buoyant.
2.) Corvette Mako Shark
Looks Like: A Shark
Suggested By: ross5483
Why It's Fishy: Well it's fairly obvious, isn't it? The pronounced fenders are the fins, the color is spot-on, and they're both scary and like to eat lesser cars/fish for dinner.
1.) Mitsuoka Orochi
Looks Like : A Squid
Suggested By: Kiwi_Commander
Why It's Fishy: The Orochi's strange mouth opening and misshapen headlights bring to mind the beak and eyes of a small squid. The seemingly random curves, indentations, and cutouts along the rest of its body remind us of the fins and tentacles that make squids so distinct looking.