Peter Brock may have been the man behind the sweeping lines of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé and the Corvette Sting Ray, but his initial plan was to race cars rather than conceptualise them. His design of the iconic coupé was born out of a concern for aerodynamics. As the story goes, Carroll Shelby was looking for a way to make his cars go faster and, in order to do that, Brock suggested reducing the drag. It may be a beautiful classic by today’s standards, but at the time, few wanted to work with the car because it was deemed “ugly”. Finally, Brock found someone willing to create the prototype, and 90 days from the initial sketches, the car was ready to run; it raised the top speed of the Cobra significantly and even outran the Ferraris of the time. And the kicker? He was just 22 years old.