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It could be anything.

What car brought with it the most cutting edge new tech of its day?

It could even be the Model T or a million dollar Pagani.

Examples: Blank was the first car with seat belts.
Blank had the first airbags.
Blank had the first fuel injection.

Etc, etc, etc.
 

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My money is on Mercedes. I'm going to find that picture, where they point out all of the new first-time tech.



ABS, among ****loads of other little things.
 

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Lexus LS400 or pretty much most JDM luxury cars. They have adaptive cruise in the early 90's they also had keyless access in the 80's and back up cameras in the early 90's as well.
 

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Seat belts.
 

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I'm noticing a trend. :thumbup:


Mechanical Fuel Injection, dry sump, tubular spaceframe, use of aluminum and magnesium alloys, outrageous styling... all from the 1950's. And to boot, the engineers were forced to use many existing parts from regular production cars, due to a limited development budget and timetable. Imagine if they were given a clean sheet!
 
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