The number of car models that appear on the market even annually is amazing. However, this steady trend only spurs designers and concerns only to increase the pace of production of their next brainchild. But sometimes the next new car is literally out of time. Moreover, this phenomenon can have two vectors: either the concept was prepared for release for too long, or vice versa - the technologies used to create the car are much ahead of their time. Here are five cars that turned out to be too innovative for the period of their appearance.
1. Oldsmobile Jetfire
Today, the presence of a turbocharged engine with a considerable amount of horsepower in a car is a widespread trend. But few people remember how and on which model this technology appeared. And this happened in 1962, and the first car that acquired this innovation was the Oldsmobile Jetfire: it was equipped with a 3.5-liter V8 engine with a turbine, which was capable of producing up to 215 horsepower. In addition, it was this model that became the first production car with a turbocharged engine.
2. Aston Martin Lagonda
It is difficult to say when exactly digital technologies began to penetrate into our lives, because in different areas it happened at different times. But connoisseurs of the history of the automotive industry will immediately answer this question - in the seventies of the twentieth century. After all, it was then that the famous Aston Martin Lagonda was launched.
In fact, she had two distinctive features at once: a futuristic design and the presence of an on-board computer with an LCD display and touch buttons in the cabin. However, the then level of technology development, apparently, did not allow creating not only innovative, but also high-quality "stuffing" for a car: a gadget from the future in the past quickly failed.
3. Lamborghini Miura
About the concept of "supercar" today does not speak unless one who absolutely does not show any interest in the automotive industry. This is not surprising, because today cars that deserve to bear this nickname are created and released on the market on a regular basis. But the pioneer in this trend was the Lamborghini Miura model. The presentation of this then unique concept took place in 1966, at the Geneva Motor Show, where it made a splash. The design of this car has made such a step forward that even the modern man in the street will not be indifferent to it. In addition, the design of the model turned out to be not without surprises - the Lamborghini Miura is the first car with a mid-engine layout.
4. Jensen FF
It is not even necessary to talk about the effect on the automotive industry made by the introduction of all-wheel drive. However, in the history of the emergence of this technology, many can be misled. And all because it is believed that Audi specialists were the first to use all-wheel drive in serial production. But in fact, the Jensen FF passenger car from Great Britain became the pioneer, and it happened back in the sixties of the last century. True, the demand for it was small, because the cost of this modification was an order of magnitude higher than their rear-wheel drive counterpart, but this did not prevent the then innovative all-wheel drive from working successfully and efficiently.
5. Honda accord
One can speak about the emergence of a navigation system in cars from different points of view, because the first prototypes of this technology appeared in the thirties of the last century. But the first equipment as close as possible to modern equipment became available to the layman in the production model of the 1981 Honda Accord. On it, the GPS system was a device, inside which was placed a special film with maps of the area, and the location of the car was tracked using a gyroscope.
Innovations are regularly introduced into our lives, and, fortunately, most of them are in place: Modern developments that make road traffic safe and advanced