Advertisement “History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history we made today.” -Henry Ford, May 25th, 1916For years, concept cars have provided important glimpses of where the automotive industry is headed – but have you noticed that concept cars lately seem a little…out of touch?Check out the Concept 2020, Nissan’s vision of the car of the future.Look at that thing! It looks the love child of a Cylon and a box of razor blades. It’s less a car than a carbon fiber sculpture of a mid-life crisis.And that’s the problem. Concept cars, at their heart, are reflections of possible futures. Guess the future wrong, and you’ll find yourself designing beautiful cars for worlds that will never exit.Cars like the 2020 are designed to be loved. They’re designed for drivers who long for the freedom of the open road and the rumble of acceleration beneath their feet; drivers who don’t mind spending weekends scrubbing mud off their high-performance batmobiles.They’re designed for a future that isn’t going to happen.The modern car is the same basic product that the Ford Model T pioneered, way back in… Read full this story
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