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      07-05-2013 12:40 PM #1
      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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      07-05-2013 12:44 PM #2
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      07-05-2013 12:46 PM #3
      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.
      Last edited by Aonarch; 07-05-2013 at 12:50 PM.

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      07-05-2013 12:50 PM #4
      A lot of tech advancement here.

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      07-05-2013 12:50 PM #5
      Mercedes S class is almost the answer.

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      07-05-2013 12:50 PM #6
      The 959 was a huge leap forward at the time.

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      07-05-2013 12:51 PM #7
      Ford Edsel had disc brakes and seat belts

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      07-05-2013 12:51 PM #8
      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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      07-05-2013 12:52 PM #10
      got beaten by one minute to the post...bmw hids

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      07-05-2013 12:54 PM #13


      Seat belts.

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      07-05-2013 12:54 PM #14
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      07-05-2013 12:55 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by bubbagti View Post
      I'm noticing a trend.


      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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      07-05-2013 12:58 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post


      Seat belts.
      And otherwise powered by a cast iron, 3 bearing tractor engine with English carburetors.
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      07-05-2013 01:01 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      This is the only answer.
      "The Sebring is an extraordinary car. Ugly to behold and hateful to drive, it is not cheap, elegant, comfortable, practical, prestigious, clever, economical, luxurious, well designed, well thought out or, if the rental car I drove in America this year is anything to go by, especially well made either." - Jeremy Clarkson

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      07-05-2013 01:05 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by karl_1052 View Post
      This is the only answer.
      Pretty sure there have been significant advancements since.
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      07-05-2013 01:07 PM #23
      1986 Accord LX-i wasn't the most exciting thing in the world, but was a game changer for mainstream cars.

      Fuel injected, 3 valves per cylinder, overhead cam, four-wheel double-wishbone suspension, variable effort power steering, excellent handling, flip-up headlights, thoughtful ergonomics, four-speed automatic and smoothly revved out to 6000+ RPM.

      Many of its contemporaries were still using carbureted engines (base Accords did, too, to be fair) and had struts and twist beam axles, 2 valves per cylinder, grumbly pushrod engines (most American cars) and 3-speed automatics.

      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

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      07-05-2013 01:10 PM #25
      Has to be the first car. Jump from no car to car is greater than anything that follows.
      Last edited by BostonB6; 07-05-2013 at 01:12 PM.

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