They’re not as flashy as big spoilers or gullwing doors, but not all hoods have to be boring.

For the most part, a hood serves the utilitarian purpose of protecting the engine bay and more often than not, they are rather mundane. But some automakers turn to functional hood scoops and vents to not only make their hoods cool, but to keep the engine bay even cooler and get more air into their forced induction systems.

Other cars get fancy on how their hoods open, while some just have a real cool design. Check out AutoGuide.com‘s picks for the top 10 coolest hoods on today’s cars below.
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