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The 10 wedged wonders of the world as you’ve never seen them before

James Ball, the British photographer, digital re-toucher and self-confessed nerd who goes by the pseudonym Docubyte, has revealed a bold series of images depicting the most audacious wedge-shaped concept cars built between 1968 and 1979 by the likes of Pininfarina, Bertone and Italdesign…


There’s not been a period of automotive design that’s pushed the boundaries like the so-called ‘wedge era’, when egotistical designers and their illustrious carrozzeria constantly strived to one-up each other with futuristic, trapezoidal and triangular concepts that looked more like spaceships than cars. This set of images by Docubyte’s James Ball, appropriately titled ‘Wedged Wonders’, depicts these outlandish one-offs in brilliant colour. From Paolo Martin’s UFO-like Ferrari 512S Modulo to Marcello Gandini’s Lancia Stratos HF Zero, each car was photographed on location at the Museo dell’Automobile in Turin, before being ‘digitally restored’ by Docubyte. Oh, how we wish the car designers of today were allowed to run wild with their imaginations to the same extent. 

Photos: Docubyte

Limited-edition prints of each of Docubyte’s fantastic ‘Wedged Wonders’ series can be purchased here