1960s / Fiat / French / Italian / Matra

What has a composite body and is dwarfed by a modern Fiat 500?

We couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures of a remarkably clean Matra Jet 6 parked next to a modern-day Fiat 500. The 500 is one of the smallest cars you can buy new today, yet it completely dwarfs the Jet 6. The retro-inspired hatchback looks like a monster truck next to Matra’s composite-bodied coupe.

Built in the late 1960s, the Jet 6 was the ultimate evolution of the Matra Djet series. It used a 105-horsepower, 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine borrowed from the Renault 8 Gordini. It could hit a top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h), which means it was a little bit faster than a new 500 Abarth.





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