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Sajeev
Community Manager

Community Question: What is the coolest spoiler of all time?

This week's question for the Hagerty Community is simple but I expect a lot of different answers: What is the coolest spoiler of all time? 

 

  • Is it the Plymouth Superbird's NASCAR inspired wing? 
  • Or the subtle spoiler of a 1980s UR-Quattro? 
  • How about the curvy wing of the A80 Toyota Supra? 
  • Or perhaps the Mad-Scientist worthy wing of the McLaren Senna? A wing so looney that it hangs from its uprights and adjusts itself to maximize performance in a split second!

Sajeev Mehta | Hagerty MediaSajeev Mehta | Hagerty Media

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hyperv6
Racer

I was always partial to the Pontiac wings on the Judge. 69 TA and Fiero. A nice spoiler but not childish.  I liked how they fit them to the flow of the body. 

 

I do like the retracting 911 spoiler as it keeps the cars lines but appears when needed. 

 

Some functional wings are a little over the top for street and styling. 

 

One over the top that did work was the Countach. The entire car is over the top and the wing just caps it. Same with the F40. 

 

In some cars less is more. 

 

71 Z/28 rear spoiler as it was really made to work on the Trans Am car. 

 

I saw a Senna not long ago at a neighbors home. Interesting car but it is all function not styling. 

Vollgas1
New Driver

In my opinion, the tiny, tiny lip spoiler on the E39 M5... because if you know, you know!

930Flachbau
Intermediate Driver

The Jim Hall Chaparral's. Not because they were attractive, but because they were the first.

Studenorton
Instructor

Gurney flaps/Bobby Unser wickerbills, same way. 

"It's on there so you don't hurt your hand pushing the car" is Motor Racing writ large! 

Charlie
Intermediate Driver

That is my choice also.

dmopars
Intermediate Driver

As someone who has lost my love of spoilers and wings over the years, I would have to say my all time favorite is on the 1969 GTO Judge. 

Ggeo
Intermediate Driver

Countach. All show but perfect for the time. A worthy mention goes to the superbird though

MajorTomB
Intermediate Driver

I was thinking it was "Injun Joe is ticklish", but I'm not sure if anybody else is going to get the reference.

DUB6
Specialist

Are you kidding?  It's how this great nation came to be!  😁

Tinkerah
Engineer

I don't get it exactly but is it something like "She's a guy" (Crying Game)?

DUB6
Specialist

Oooo - that's a good one, too!

thesaw
Pit Crew

1970 chrysler 300h

 

69Camaro2DHT
New Driver

Second gen Camaro. It flowed from the fenders up towards the rear, continuing as one piece, but it had three. It was a popular swap onto otherwise pedestrian Camaros and Firebirds.

The magic was two part - it was out in the Everyman marketplace with a unique look for far less than a European, and it worked on the racetrack, which was well publicized.

drhino
Technician

Once I grew out of my teens (a loooong time ago); none. If the car is designed properly, there is no need for tacked on stuff.  

erne75
Advanced Driver

I would like to nominate the 89-93 spoiler on Nissans 300ZX TwinTurbos.  For people that dont like spoilers like me...

MoparMan
Advanced Driver

Hmmmm; The Buick GSX, the Olds 4-4-2, 70 Camaro "Ducktail", Challenger T/A, Chrysler 300H...decision, decisions!!!  🙂

Tinkerah
Engineer

3rd gen Trans Am.

Numberscruncher
Detailer

Easy. NONE, unless you’re driving a REAL race car. Otherwise, they are an annoying affectation. 

espo70
Advanced Driver

I've always been partial to the "turned up collar" wing on the 85-90 Firebirds. I think it particularly found its best home on the 87-90 Formulas. Sleek and aggressive.

 

Yes, I know there's a certain speed requirement for a hunk of plastic hanging off the back of a car to be purposeful, but I do not care. I'm a child of the late 70's-mid 80's. If it didn't have a spoiler, fog lights, aluminum wheels, and some kind of graphic testifying its prowess to the world, then it wasn't a real performance car!

 

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ForDad
New Driver

I love the Toyota Camry TRD.....

cyclemec
New Driver

Cool spoiler is an oxymoron.

3Deuces
Pit Crew

1st generation Camaro ... it just looked right!

Zboy
Pit Crew

Pikes Peak Suzuki Escudo

Gary_Bechtold
Specialist

As A Toyota Guy I have to say the MK4 Supra.

 

But I also liked the MR2 Turbo and Celica All-Trac spoilers also.

 

Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition works very well for me.

 

Domestics easily have to go for a Roadrunner because it's so huge and functional.

 

Ferrari F40 has to be on the list too.

 

MTPantera
Pit Crew

GMP 1969 McLaren M8B#1 HIGH WING Cam am

RG440
Instructor

Based on the amount of down force alone, the adjustable one, fine tuned for road & track.A58303D6-63E0-4FCF-B86F-C20A289A57CB.png

DUB6
Specialist

Now that's a fun picture!

BigAl70
New Driver

Definitely the Porsche 935, wing, spoiler and air intake all in one.

mvmx
New Driver

s-l16009.jpgs-l1600.jpgThe *wickerbill on my '09 AMG E63 Just a little sleeper giveaway...

Studebacher
Pit Crew

The original Porsche whale tail...

carguyjim
Detailer

Having had a "70 Superbird 440 6 Pack four-speed in senior year at Corona Del Mar HS, Newport Beach Cali, THAT is my choice. The adjustable aluminum wing with the Lemon-twist hue was really a kick!!