Before any of the limited edition Cosworth Vegas were even old enough to collect, automotive journalists were touting the car as one of the most collectible cars ever made. This statement is even more so true today.
Despite the car’s instant collectibility brought on by the extremely limited production, the Chevrolet Cosworth Vega was so much more than just a collectors item. With a light and fierce twin-cam powerhouse under the hood, the car proved that a 1970s American car could be just as nimble as a higher-end import. In fact, in a test between some of Europe’s and Asia’s most celebrated models, the Cosworth Vega accelerated faster, ran through the quarter mile quicker, and tied for the top braking distance.
Chevy truly put all it had into these exciting cars, and as such the Cosworth Vega in a way led the