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What's the ultimate 80s car icon?

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Among other ludicrous discussions over the weekend, this came up. I've got two which sit firmly in the "ultimate 80s car icon" box.

Sierra Sapphire Cosworth (this one's obviously been abandoned after yet another ram-raid)

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Audi Ur-Quattro

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What else?

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Golf GTI

BMW M3

Whale Tail 911

....and to demonstrate the consumption of that era the Ferrari Testarossa

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Only one for me. Not a favourite of mine, but nothing says 80's like a Ferrari Testarossa +++

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Given that the Sapphire Cosworth didn't appear until 1988 I'd say the 80s icon version was the original 3 door Sierra Cosworth, ideally in RS500 trim.

The 80s was the decade of the hot hatch, so I would imagine the Golf GTI and Escort XR3i would both feature high up the list, closely followed by the Mk1 Astra GTE (in Essex white).

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For me there's only one car I think of in respect of the 1980's:

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Testarossa and the Pug are good shouts but of course the white Lambo Countach was massively 80s. I'd have said the F40 too but it wasn't quite as iconic back then.

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Alfasud

Gofl GTi

M5

For spawning those particular segments! - The great handling hot hatch and the fast executive saloon.

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The Countach is 70's although it could be argued the most iconic, the LP500S is a good call cos that was 82/83 (I think).

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Besides the super cars of the day, the E30 M3, Golf Gti and 635CSi amongst others.

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Escort RS Turbo in red, or better still a Series 1 turbo in white.

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The 911 Turbo, in Guards Red, with Whale Tail and car phone.

The epitome of 80's technological advancement and excess.

Certainly this car was partially responsible for me working in the City....*

(* red braces and all... the shame)

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The 911 Turbo, in Guards Red, with Whale Tail and car phone. The epitome of 80's excess

Ah yes, very true. Good call.

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The 911 Turbo, in Guards Red, with Whale Tail and car phone.

The epitome of 80's technological advancement and excess.

That almost takes the prize I reckon +++

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Me too, great shout and far better than the 70s Countach.

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The 911 Turbo, in Guards Red, with Whale Tail and car phone.

The epitome of 80's technological advancement and excess.

Certainly this car was partially responsible for me working in the City....*(* red braces and all... the shame)

Dont pee me off, I took one of those in PX for a job I was doing,back in the early 90's for a mate of mine, mint 35K full Porsche SH Targa Top, never even drove it, and sold it for £8K cash, guess it was the right decision at the time,but never seems that way with the benefit of hindsight

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This is my absolute 80's favourite, even more than the MK1 GTI I had, RWD 160Hp Fuel Injected V6, car weighed no more than a Rizla paper, just awesome fun and the best power steering I have ever driven, drum brakes on the back,balls of steel required in the wet, epic mochine

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For me, as a petrol head, it can only be down to two cars.

The UR Quattro, and the Lancia Delta Integrale.

The Porsche can't win, because it was a yuppie play thing that wasn't really very good, it was still firmly in the 'kill you' era of Porsches where you'd go backwards through every hedge on your journey!

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Come on, how come this hasn't been put forward? :roflmao:

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Come on, how come this hasn't been put forward? :roflmao:

:D

We've all been waiting for you to come along and suggest it Baz :grin:

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Lancia Delta Integrale

Hell yeah, forgot about that one. Love the Evo II, the early '90's chiselled hatch.

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Well, I don't think it gets much more 80s than this:

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Well, I don't think it gets much more 80s than this:

You could have found a pic of a nice one!

Love the 75, but icon? nope, I'm afraid not, mainly due to 99% of the population not knowing what on earth one is!

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Well, I don't think it gets much more 80s than this:

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This would be my own personal preference if we are talking Italian:

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