The look was futuristic, cool, and first embraced by a handful of production Italian exotics.
The Lancia Stratos was the first production car designed from the ground up with the express purpose of obliterating its rally competition.
Lancia's competition manager Cesare Fiorio polled every person on the rally team for his or her opinion of what would make a world-beating competition car; it was those traits that molded the design of the Stratos road and race machines.
The look was so successful that the company kept updating and tweaking the design through the '70s and into the early 1980s.
By 1984, Nissan needed something fresh—so it went wedge.
The musical interludes betw2een the vignettes are pretty damn snappy f you've heard them a hundred times, and I have.