Car design sometimes throws up fascinating details and amazing styles that talented designers put together. Interiors of a car can comfort the body and mind but the exterior is all about the soul. And today even though I’m not including any pop-up head lights, we are going to go through some of the coolest headlights that came on production cars.
Bugatti Chiron has headlightslights up front that are made up of our LED boxes each which play a nifty trick with our eyes when the car is started, widening the supercar as a result. Moreover, they come with an active air intake. Neat place for much needed air.
The Pontiac GTO is responsible for kicking off the American muscle car trend. While there have been four generations of GTO, the most iconic is of course the first. Stacked quad headlights became a trademark Pontiac feature, in part because they look so good here.
The Citroen DS was one of the most influential cars ever produced. It had features like front-wheel drive, disc brakes, and a self-leveling suspension. Its front end is also dominated by a set of quad headlights that somehow manage to make four plain circles look really cool. Plus, the inside headlights steer with the front wheels, a feature now associated with high-end luxury cars.
Audi made the LED running lights in a strip its signature style in the mid-to-late 2000s, but years before that, BMW created its own signature—angel eyes. The E39 got a mid-cycle refresh in 2001, and with it came these iconic halo running lights. And on the early 2000’s 5-Series these looked really cool.
Coming to Audi finally, R8 was not the first Audi to get LED running lights, but it was definitely the most recognizable one. These days, it seems like every SUV, hatchback, supercar and family sedan has LED bling, but let’s not forget which car started that trend.
Aston Martin Vantage
Just two words: James Bond. The new Vantage has the same type of headlights that were used in James Bond’s latest movie Spectre. The new design brings Aston Martin into the future away from the DB9 inspired headlights, which dominate the range.
Dodge Charger RT
Early Chargers had headlights that were mounted inside the grille rather than next to it. When not in use, the lights would be covered by a faux grille piece that made it look like the car had no headlights at all. Pretty neat eh?
Alfa Romeo Brera
The Brera hatchback is an incredibly pretty car, designed by Pininfarina. Its looks are shouldered by that mean, purposeful fascia incorporating three circular headlights lined up next to each other. It’s one of my personal favorite cars.