At the end of the 80s, when the first supercars to hit the market with racing technology, the Ferrari F40, a Formula 1 roadside racer, shone with an extremely brutal design and a rear window, which vents for offered the turbocharged V8 engine, which raged in the rear and needed enough cooling air to not get too hot. But even before, in the also equipped with rear-engined Lamborghini models Countach and Miura SV, which were the non plus ultra in terms of supercars, there was the jokingly called "cat stairs" ventilation slots for the engine. Nowadays, this design feature is part of the characteristic design language of a Lamborghini, which is unmistakably inspired by racing.
But not only in supercars can be found a cat staircase, but also on more and more stink-normal Youngtimern and young classic cars from the 70ER and 80er years, this design element, which was originally reserved for sports cars, attached. Even with muscle cars such as the Ford Mustang, a Chevrolet Camaro or a Pontiac Firebird you can see this form of rear window design more and more often. But not only in the US car scene, but also in the VW tuning scene, the part is becoming increasingly popular, and especially in older models of Wolfsburg, the popularity of this tuning is increasing.
Advantages of a cat staircase:
- You get racing look for your everyday car
- The pane is optimally protected against vandalism and contamination by the grid.
- It is a very cheap way to optically tune your car
- The disassembly is relatively easy
Disadvantages of a cat staircase:
- The overview to the rear is extremely limited.
- Your car quickly looks like a craft shack
Now it's up to you if you want to use this tuning option for your car, to bring it visually up to scratch.
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