01 August 2011 22:37 | By JD Van Zyl, contributor, MSN Cars
Top 20 futuristic failures

Top 20 futuristic failures

Top 20 futuristic failures (© Magic Car Pics)
  • Top 20 futuristic failures (© Magic Car Pics)
  • 20. Chrysler Airflow (© Chrysler)
  • 19. Jensen FF Interceptor (© Jensen)
  • 18. General Motors EV1 (© General Motors)
  • 17. Honda Insight (© Honda)
  • 16. NSU Ro80 (© NSU)
  • 15. Stout Scarab (© Magic Car Pics)
  • 14. Aston Martin Lagonda (© Aston Martin)
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To stay ahead of the pack, car manufacturers need to constantly push the boundaries - carve new segments in the market, introduce progressive technologies and design edgy lines. These are the cars that set out to do just that, but ultimately failed.

Some of the cars featured here were simply too much too soon, and despite their avant garde design or technological marvels they performed disastrously on the sales floor. Others completely missed the point of what the public wanted in a car, while others still were the victims of poor business decisions.

Each of the models featured here, however, have one thing in common: they made a significant contribution to the face of motoring and many of the technologies we enjoy in our cars today are a result of these trailblazers' efforts, even if they themselves crashed and burned in the effort of changing the status quo.


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