How about a shorter 2+2 coupe based on the longer RX-8 "four-door?" I've always loved little notchbacks more than fastbacks.
An Alfa-Romeo Abarth hot hatch, a flying wedge if I ever saw one. The wrapped rear glass in the hatch adds some light and visibility, to the otherwise "private" interior due to the radically chopped top.
A Passat with more historic VW styling cues from the mid '80s. I added a sixth side window to lighten up the cabin a la the '70s VW Dashers and later Quantums and Passats. Click on 'Read More" to see the mid '80s Passat I based my new front end on. I think that series of VW is one of its most cleanly styled cars in its long history. (I'm only jumping to another page so I don't ruin the Red/White/Blue theme. This IS a visual blog after all, lol)
Not a bit of frill or extraneous trim on this cleanly-styled mid '80s Passat wagon.