A lot of may never own a fancy, expensive futuristic car, but they sure are fun to marvel at. These cars are sleek, awesome looking and pretty cool. Whether these fine automobiles are from the past or the present, there is no doubt that they were definitely ahead of their time.
Without further ado, we present our top ten most futuristic looking cars. Let us know in the comments which ones are your favorites!
9. 1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket
The 1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket was quite the concept car and belongs at the beginning of our top ten list of the most futuristic looking cars ever made. With its sleek look, the car was designed to look the part of a rocket and was debuted at the 1956 GM Motorama.
It was said to be a crossover between a fighter jet and a spaceship – by the standards of the fifties. Still, there is no denying the car was a beauty.
8. Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss
The Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss was quite the car. When this car made its debut, it was driven by none other than Sir Stirling Moss. In less than three seconds, this beast can go from zero to 62 miles per hour. Not only that, but it’s claimed to have a top speed of 217 miles per hour. Pretty impressive, huh? Not too bad for a car from the 1950’s, is it?
7. GM ETV
This car is the GM ETV, or Extra Terrestrial Vehicle and appears to glide gracefully over the ground as it drives. This car runs a retail price of $86,000 and can be created using a Chevy Aveo or a Porsche Boxter as the donor car. They also offer a do-it-yourself car for a smaller price, but this car just looks cool and is totally worth the effort and money.
Could you imagine the looks on your friends’ faces when they see you pulling up in a car that looks like it’s from out of this world?
6. Audi Shark Flying Car
There is no need to wait for the future for a flying car, because it has already been invented. The Audi Shark is a flying car to beat all cars. You are guaranteed to not get stuck in traffic in this sleek looking vehicle and it was inspired by motorcycles and airplanes. How cool is that?
5. Rolls Royce Apparition Concept Car
The Rolls Royce Apparition is only a concept car, but it is futuristic in its length and wealthy appeal. Fans of Rolls Royce cars are used to the very best and this stretch Rolls is the cream of the crop. Interestingly enough, the concept car was designed for the passengers to ride in back of the vehicle, while the driver sits out in the open air.
Developer Jeremy Westerlund said, “An ultra luxurious chauffeur driven limousine evoking the glamour and sophistication of chauffeur driven cars in the past that has since been lost.”
The Aptera is another car that flies and glides with the wind instead of against it. There were a lot of these three-wheeled cars in development, but the company folded in 2011. The car was so cool when it was developed that it featured RFID-based keyless ignition and scarab doors.
The Aptera 2E was said to hit speeds of 60 miles per hour within ten seconds and was capable of reaching speeds of up to 85 miles per hour.
3. Mercedes Benz F105 Luxury in Motion
The Mercedes Benz F105 luxury car was unveiled at the 2015 CES and it has no windows. Yes, you’ve heard that right – no windows. What makes this car so revolutionary is that it is completely autonomous. The car will go into production by the end of the decade and uses a technology called Pixel Stream to project outside images of your surroundings into the inside of the car.
Dr. Dieter Zetsche, head of the car company, said, “Anyone who focuses solely on the technology has not yet grasped how autonomous driving will change our society. The car is growing beyond its role as a mere means of transport and will ultimately become a mobile living space.”
2. 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt
The Chrysler Thunderbolt came out in 1941, but it was a futuristic car for its time. This vehicle was the first American car ever made that had electric features in that it offered a retractable hard top and hidden headlights. It was far beyond its years, but unfortunately out of the eight planned cars built, only five were made and four survive.
There is a good reason why Chrysler touted this car as the “Car of the Future” at the October 1941 New York Auto Show.
1. BMW GINA
The BMW GINA rounds out our list at number one with its sleek, aerodynamic style and sharp curves. The BMW GINA Light Visionary Model was designed in 2001 and was way ahead of its time.
In fact, this car was so cool that the car’s seats, steering wheel, console and head rest all shifted to meet the needs of each individual driver. Even cooler than that is how it stored each unique setting in its memory.
What futuristic car would you add to this list?