5 cars that could have been made by Apple

1:  Cadillac Cien conept

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This halo supercar concept by Cadillac features a wedge-shaped design not unlike the MacBook Air.  The similarities are extra noticeable in silver.

2:  Volkswagen Golf

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The Golf’s handsome but understated design is very Apple-like. So is the car’s universal appeal, transcending class, gender, and personality type.

3:  Model S

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The Model S is so Apple-esque that many AAPL shareholders have called for the corporation to buy Tesla entirely.  Besides, its closer in design to a laptop than an ICE car.

4:  The entire Audi range

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A bunch of entry-luxury products that all look the same but in different sizes?  That’s the Apple formula.

5:  Porsche 911

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Like the iPhone versus other smartphones, the 911 is the car all other sportscars are benchmarked against.  Iterative design evolution, outperforms other cars that have supposedly better specifications, and engineered to perfection, the 911 is the epitome of Apple philosophy applied to automobiles.

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13 cars that Game of Thrones characters would drive

1) Daenerys Targaryen: Ferrari California

The Dragon Queen needs a car that shows she is above the plebeians she rules, but the convertible top shows she is approachable by her subjects.

2) Ned Stark: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

 

A hardworking, honest AWD vehicle for an honest man of the North.  And everyone loves Jeeps.

3) Jon Snow: Subaru Outback

 

An honest AWD vehicle for an honest bastard.  Great for the North and winter in general.  Not well loved by people who know nothing.

4) Joffrey Baratheon: A ruined Ferrari 458 Italia

This could have easily been a chromed Fisker Karma.  I mean the Boy King is really the Beiber of Westeros.

5) Sansa Stark: Volkswagen Eos

The quintessential sweet sixteen car for the Stark girl.

6) Brienne of Tarth: Harley Davidson

Every knight has a good steed and motorcycles are the horse of today.  She’s too cool for 4 wheels and a roof.

7) Podrick Payne: Brienne’s sidecar

 

I bet Podrick is a great mechanic.

8) The Mountain: Humvee

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A brute of a car for a brute of a man.

9) Oberyn Martell: Red Dodge Viper

Honestly, what did you expect the Red Viper to drive?

10) Petyr Baelish: Murdered out Mercedes G Wagon

This thing would have to be BLACKED OUT.  I mean like Sansa in season 5 blacked out.  The most pimpin’ vehicle for the biggest pimp in Westeros.

11) Tyrion Lannister: Old Toyota Tercel beater

Varys wouldn’t let him drive anything else, certainly.  Tyrion must blend in now.  He can drive something better when they pledge loyalty to Daenerys.  On second thought, he’s a drunk and probably shouldn’t drive at all.

12) Tywin Lannister: Mercedes-Maybach S600

Lannister isn’t going to be caught dead in anything other than the pinnacle of luxury.  And drive it? Gods no, he rides in it.  Of course he has a driver.

13) The Onion Knight: Corvette Stingray

 

A car fit for a self-made man.  Aspirational yet somehow regular.  Davos Seaworth would have earned this car and he’d need something to drive to stay sane whilst being around Stannis “would-drink-the-koolaid” Baratheon.

11 Cars I’d take 1000 back in time.

Put yourself in the mindset of a person from the year 1015; you’ve never heard of electricity or atmospheric pressure, refined petroleum or carbon ceramics.  The closest thing you’ve ever seen to the following cars are horse-drawn carts or carriages.  So let’s take a look a some self-powered chariots that would make people at the turn of the first millennium go nuts:

1: Citroen DS

The Citroen DS.  Even ten centuries after our target audience’s existence, few cars feel as futuristic as the DS.  From its large greenhouse to its streamlined shape, this car would baffle even Nostradamus.  Oh, and its hydropneumatic suspension would have unrivaled comfort over cobblestone roads.

2: Pagani Huayra

The Pagani Huayra.  This car will likely look out of place no matter what time period you place it in.  The interior is so far-removed from any other vehicle that it seems as though this ultraluxury hypercar was sent to us from another dimension.  Despite this, the hand-craftedness and the beautiful exposed leather and metal parts would bring a bit of familiarity to people from the year 1015.  These are materials they can easily understand and will not feel too alien compared to molded plastics in many vehicles.

3: Porsche 918 Spyder

The 918 would seem downright alien one thousand years ago.  I will argue that it is the current most technologically advance road-going car available today (sorry, McLaren, Ferrari).  Imagine silently approaching confused townsfolk in electric mode in one of these before flipping on that naturally aspirated engine and shooting flames from its roof mounted exhausts?  They’d try to slay this machine like a dragon.

4: Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6

The DS would likely be fine, but in reality the 918 and the Huayra aren’t going to fare well on the roads of old.  That is where the 6WD Mercedes comes in.  I don’t think this one needs too much explanation as to why it would seem incredible to people of the far past.

5: Subaru WRX STI Rally Car

With greater acceleration than an F1 car, a rally-spec STI is the ideal car to show people from 1015 AD what a car is capable of.  Of course, you’ll be seen as a devilish character and likely be hunted to death if you showed them one of these, but they couldn’t catch you and the sound of FHI’s boxer engine will keep most commoners at bay.

6: Stanley Steamer Model R

I choose the Stanley Steamer for three reasons.  One, it just might be explainable to people 1000 years ago.  Two, I wish steam cars were still in development today (watch Jay Leno’s Garage on his Doble and you will too).  And three, it’d be a hell of a spectacle to behold, spraying steam everywhere, whistling like a train (“What’s a train?” they’d ask).

7: “Otto”

Image shamelessly taken from Jalopnik, the best car blog out there.

Audi’s autonomous a7 (and any autonomous car, really) will spoke people today.  Imagine the bewilderment of past people.  I bet most would think this is some sort of animal.

8: Amphicar

They had boats 1000 years ago, so it would be fun to float up to a harbor in what looks like a bizarre boat with no sails or paddles, then drive out of the water and make nearby sailors question everything they’ve ever known about maritime vessels.

9: Audi R18 LMP1

Obligatory because racecar.  Non-petrolheads might not even think this is a car these days.  This car would really be cool to show anyone of any time period.

10: Rolls Royce Phantom

In a time when Westerners didn’t even shower, I would love to see what they think of the pinnacle of luxury.

11: NASA Crawler Transporter

I know it isn’t technically a car, but this would be incredible.  But instead of moving the now-retired Space Shuttles I would load up some catapults and a throne and drive this thing (very slowly) across Europe and Asia, conquering by sheer fear.  Or amazement.