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This 1968 Ford Mustang has a fastback body style.
This 1968 Ford Mustang has a fastback body style.
A four door fastback body style: Citroen CX
A four door fastback body style: Citroen CX
Fastback. Fiat 127 first series.
Fastback. Fiat 127 first series.
Hatchback. Fiat 127 second series.
Hatchback. Fiat 127 second series.
The 1967 AMC Marlin is a sleek full-sized monocoque fastback pillarless 2-door hardtop design.
The 1967 AMC Marlin is a sleek full-sized monocoque fastback pillarless 2-door hardtop design.
An early fastback: the Saab 92 from 1949
An early fastback: the Saab 92 from 1949
Not a fastback: a combi coupé or hatchback like this Saab 900 can be confused with a true fastback
Not a fastback: a combi coupé or hatchback like this Saab 900 can be confused with a true fastback
A four door fastback body style: Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
A four door fastback body style: Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class


A fastback is a car body style characterised by a continuous slope from the roof to the base of the decklid. Fastbacks can be two-door coupés or two- or four-door sedans. Picture illustrating a fastback rear on a Ford Mustang. ... Picture illustrating a fastback rear on a Ford Mustang. ... The Ford Mustang is an automobile produced by the Ford Motor Company, originally based on the Ford Falcon compact. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2261x1169, 1417 KB) Summary Photo taken by me. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2261x1169, 1417 KB) Summary Photo taken by me. ... 1986 Citroen CX Prestige The CX was a model of Citro n automobile manufactured and sold between 1974 and 1988. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 638 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Beschreibung: Fiat 127 Quelle: selbst fotografiert Fotograf: Sven Storbeck File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 638 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Beschreibung: Fiat 127 Quelle: selbst fotografiert Fotograf: Sven Storbeck File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects... The Fiat 127 was a supermini automobile produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat between 1971 and 1987. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 811 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Beschreibung: Fiat 127 Quelle: selbst fotografiert Fotograf: Sven Storbeck File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 811 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Beschreibung: Fiat 127 Quelle: selbst fotografiert Fotograf: Sven Storbeck File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (980x490, 140 KB) Other versions Originally from en. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (980x490, 140 KB) Other versions Originally from en. ... Cover of Motor Trend magazine, featuring 1965 Marlin The Marlin was a mid-sized fastback sporty car built by American Motors from 1965 to 1967. ... 2001 BMW 750iL A full-size car is a term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car, usually having a wheelbase greater than 2. ... Monocoque (French for single shell) is a construction technique that uses the external skin of an object to support some or most of the load on the structure. ... A hardtop is a term for a rigid, rather than canvas, automobile roof. ... 1950 Saab 92. ... 1950 Saab 92. ... Saab 92 Saab 92 is an automobile from Saab. ... Image File history File links A Saab 900 combi coupé showing loaded with a 250 kg Stiga ride-on lawnmover. ... Image File history File links A Saab 900 combi coupé showing loaded with a 250 kg Stiga ride-on lawnmover. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into liftback. ... Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Not a hatchback: a fastback like this Ford Mustang can be confused with a true hatchback Hatchback is term describing an automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind... See Saab 900 (NG) (a. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1229x577, 153 KB) chodu Mercedes CLS C219, eigenes Bild, File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Coupé Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Fastback Category: ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1229x577, 153 KB) chodu Mercedes CLS C219, eigenes Bild, File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Coupé Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Fastback Category: ... 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 The Mercedes-Benz CLS is a series of automobile models assembled by DaimlerChrysler in Sindelfingen, Germany. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupé 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupé, noted for its large, angular design A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a car body style with a close-coupled interior offering either two seats or 2+2 seating (space for two passengers up front and for... A Toyota Camry, a recognizable sedan The Ford Five Hundred, a full-sized sedan The 3-box design, indicative of a notchback sedan, as illustrated on a full-size luxury sedan. ...


Unlike the hatchback, a fastback car has a fixed rear window and typically a trunk that is separated by a bulkhead from the passenger cabin. Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Not a hatchback: a fastback like this Ford Mustang can be confused with a true hatchback Hatchback is term describing an automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind... A bulkhead is an upright wall within the hull of a ship. ...

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Aerodynamic Advantages

Fastbacks provide an advantage in developing aerodynamic vehicles with a low drag coefficient. The Kamm tail is a related concept. Aerodynamics is a branch of fluid dynamics concerned with the study of gas flows, first analysed by George Cayley in the 1800s. ... The drag coefficient (Cd, Cx or Cw, depending on the country) is a dimensionless quantity that describes a characteristic amount of aerodynamic drag caused by fluid flow, used in the drag equation. ... A Kamm tail on a Citroen CX sedan This 1974 AMC Gremlin sports a Kamm tail according to AMC Audi A2 2004 Toyota Prius, an example of a Kammback achieving a drag coefficient of 0. ...


Possibly because of these aerodynamic advantages, the angle of the rear window on traditional three-box sedans has been steadily increasing, blurring the distinction between fastback sedans and notchback cars. The current Audi A6 is an example of this trend. A Toyota Camry, a recognizable sedan The Ford Five Hundred, a full-sized sedan The 3-box design, indicative of a notchback sedan, as illustrated on a full-size luxury sedan. ... Notchback is a form of automobile body that is characterized by a sharp vertical drop-off from roof to trunk, as opposed to hatchback or fastback. ... C4 Audi 100 sedan- note this is pre-facelift 100, not an A6 The Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury car / executive car produced by the German automaker Audi. ...


This form can also provide a dramatic styling impact.


Confusion with hatchback and liftback cars

Fastback is a U.S. term - in the UK, true fastbacks are so unfamiliar that no word exists for them. They are often mislabeled as hatchbacks, which by definition are different vehicles where the entire rear portal or 'fifth door' including the window will open. Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Not a hatchback: a fastback like this Ford Mustang can be confused with a true hatchback Hatchback is term describing an automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind...


In profile, hatchbacks and fastbacks can occasionally be confused, since both are two-box designs. A hatchback that looks like a fastback, but has a rear window integral to the hatch and a luggage compartment integral to the cabin, is properly termed a liftback. All liftbacks are hatchbacks with a fastback's profile, but a true fastback is neither a liftback nor a hatchback. Peugeot 306 Hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf visible A hatchback is an automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin which includes an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind by a hatch or flip-up window. ... A hatchback is a type of automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin which includes an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind by a hatch or flip-up window. ...


Some fastbacks have a trunk area that is not discrete or separate from the cabin, while others are just like notchback sedan/coupé layouts but with a very steep rake for the rear window.


Some small family cars have evolved over time from fastbacks into liftbacks without altering their side profile - the Fiat 127, Volkswagen Passat, and Citroën GS for example. The Fiat 127 was a supermini automobile produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat between 1971 and 1987. ... The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen AG (VW), produced in various forms since 1973. ... The Citroën GS/GSA was an automobile produced by the French manufacturer Citroën between 1970 and 1986. ...


Examples of two-door fastback cars

Bugatti is one of the fastest marques of automobile and one of the most exclusive Italian-French car producers of all time. ... A 1965 Volvo 544 The Volvo PV which generically refers to two nearly identical models (PV444 and PV544), boasted a production run from 1947 to 1965. ... Saab 92 Saab 92 is an automobile from Saab. ... Bentley Motors Limited is a British based manufacturer of luxury automobiles and Grand Tourers. ... The Barracuda was a two-door coupe/convertible sports car manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1964 through 1974. ... Cover of Motor Trend magazine, featuring 1965 Marlin The Marlin was a mid-sized fastback sporty car built by American Motors from 1965 to 1967. ... The Ford Mustang is an automobile produced by the Ford Motor Company, originally based on the Ford Falcon compact. ... The Toronado was produced by the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors from 1966 to 1992. ... There have been a number of vehicles bearing the Charger nameplate, but the name has generally denoted a performance model in the Dodge range. ... VW Type 3 Sedan (1966) The Volkswagen Type 3 was an automobile introduced in 1961 by Volkswagen to diversify its product range beyond the Type 1 (Beetle) and the Type 2 (Bus). ... Ghibli I First-generation Maserati Ghibli The Maserati Ghibli is a two-door, two-seater coupe released by Maserati in 1967. ... See also Ferrari 365 for the round-bodied 365 California, GT 2+2, GTC and GTS // Vehicle specifications The Ferrari Daytona (correctly named the 365 GTB/4) is a Gran Turismo automobile produced from 1968 to 1973. ... 1971 Lamborghini Espada S2 The Lamborghini Espada was a Gran Turismo built by Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini between 1968 and 1978. ... The Ford Torino was an intermediate sized car produced by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market between 1968 and 1976. ... The Oldsmobile Cutlass was an automobile made by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. ... 1969-1972 Volkswagen 411 estate 1974 Volkswagen 412 sedan The Volkswagen Type 4 was a mid-sized 2 or 4-door sedan or 2-door station wagon built by Volkswagen. ... C2 Audi 100 C3 Audi 200 quattro 20V Audi 100 Avant 1994 (C4) The Audi 100 was a mid-sized automobile from Audi, made between 1968 and 1994. ... Ford has used the Maverick name on four completely different automobiles in the last three decades. ... The Ford Pinto was an American subcompact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company, first introduced in 1971, and built through the 1980 model year. ... Buick Century is a model name used by the Buick division of General Motors for a line of fullsize performance vehicles from 1936 to 1942 and 1954 to 1958; Buick also used the Century name from 1973 to 2004 for its value-added midsize cars. ... The Oldsmobile Cutlass was an automobile made by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. ... This article refers to the car named the Audi Quattro. ... Crossair was an airline based in Switzerland. ... Old Pontiac Fiero Base model Fiero gauge cluster The Pontiac Fiero is a mid-engined sports car that was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1984 to 1988. ... The Rover 800 series is an executive car introduced by the Austin Rover Group in 1986. ... The Sterling motor car was a US brand produced by the Rover company of the UK. It was sold from 1987 to 1991. ... The Nissan 180SX was a fastback coupe based on the S13 chassis from the Nissan S platform, and sold only in Japan (although sold in some other countries under the 200SX name). ... The Ferrari 456 and 456M is a high-performance Ferrari front-engined grand tourer. ... The correct title of this article is . ... 2004 BMW 645Ci cabriolet The BMW E63 coupe and E64 convertible chassis are the newest version of the 6-Series, produced from 2004 to present. ... The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (skal-yeti) is a Gran Turismo car produced by Ferrari since 2004. ... The Bentley Continental GT is a grand tourer coupé with two doors and a 2+2 seating arrangement released in 2003, replacing the previous Rolls-Royce-based Continental R and T. // The Continental GT has a 6 L W12 engine with twin turbochargers which develops 552 hp (411 kW) at... The Pontiac G6 is a mid-size car released in late 2004 for the 2005 model year. ...

Examples of four-door fastback cars

In the early 1930s Tatra has started experimenting with aerodynamics for use on a production car. ... Hudson Logo Hudson Six-40, 1914 1917 Hudson Phaeton The Hudson Motor Car Company made Hudson brand automobiles in Detroit, Michigan, from 1909 to 1957. ... 1974 Citroën DS23 Pallas Directional headlight detail of a Citroën DS21 Swedish-spec Citroën DS with headlight wipers US-spec 1969 Citroën DS with exposed headlights Citroën DS Break - also known as the Safari, Familiale, or Wagon 1966 Citroën DS 1966 Citroën DS... 1969-1972 Volkswagen 411 estate 1974 Volkswagen 412 sedan The Volkswagen Type 4 was a mid-sized 2 or 4-door sedan or 2-door station wagon built by Volkswagen. ... The Citroën Ami was a series of automobiles produced by the French manufacturer Citroën from 1961 to May 1978. ... The Citroën GS/GSA was an automobile produced by the French manufacturer Citroën between 1970 and 1986. ... The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen AG (VW), produced in various forms since 1973. ... Rear of a Series 1 Citroën CX Series 2 Citroën CX unusually spacious rear seat of long wheel base sedan The Citroën CX is a full-size automobile produced by the French manufacturer Citroën from 1974 to 1991. ... Buick Century is a model name used by the Buick division of General Motors for a line of fullsize performance vehicles from 1936 to 1942 and 1954 to 1958; Buick also used the Century name from 1973 to 2004 for its value-added midsize cars. ... The Oldsmobile Cutlass was an automobile made by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. ... 1990 Mazda Astina 323 The Mazda Familia Astina was Mazdas sportier five-door fastback version of the well established Familia. ... C4 Audi 100 sedan- note this is pre-facelift 100, not an A6 The Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury car / executive car produced by the German automaker Audi. ... 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 The Mercedes-Benz CLS is a series of automobile models assembled by DaimlerChrysler in Sindelfingen, Germany. ... For the Final Fantasy Tactics character, see Altima (Final Fantasy Tactics). ... The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ...

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