The 8 most high-tech cars ever... That arrived too early!
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We know that more often than not, car manufacturers don’t want to take too many risks. Given the sky-high costs that go into designing a new car, through to testing and finally manufacturing, it’s no surprise they often stick to a tried & tested design.
But that’s not to say manufacturers have always played it safe, and we’re here to reveal the top cars that were well ahead of their time! From Lamborghini’s first SUV from the 1980s through to the first four-wheel-drive supercar, Mat’s here to reveal the top cars that manufacturers truly took some risks on when it came to trying to bring new technology to the automotive industry!
But what do you think - is this the definitive list of cars that were ahead of their time? Or have we missed any? Let us know in the comments!
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  • carwow

    If you could drive one of these cars in 2020, which would it be?!

    • Kausthubh Nair
      Kausthubh Nair

      PORSCHE 959

    • Jereign Jayaven Henry John
      Jereign Jayaven Henry John

      Aston Martin Lagonda ( if I can find it)

    • woodhall mtb
      woodhall mtb

      Drive the peel p50

    • Dor s
      Dor s

      Citroen DS.

    • Dave Dias
      Dave Dias

      Lamborghini LM002

  • D Carbs
    D Carbs

    Video idea: Most outdated cars that somehow stayed in production beyond more advanced cars. e.g. Capri after the Sierra came out, almost unchanged from 1974 to 1986.

  • Newt Dexistion
    Newt Dexistion

    2:52 *MAT LOOK OUT!!!*

  • sirkastic

    Here's a comment I think you should read. I don't like you.

  • Jackie Mallon
    Jackie Mallon

    When the Audi a2 came out I was so disappointed in Audi because you expect them to be a German luxury auto manufacturer but then they came out with this car...WHY AUDI WHY

  • Ifa Girmae
    Ifa Girmae

    Seek Jesus Christ more!! Jesus Christ is alive and can hear you!

  • mrinal kishore
    mrinal kishore

    So if you're too ahead of time you fail!?

  • DemonAsh40

    Because of its V12 engine and massively heavy weight, the LM002 could only do around 9mpg and so Lamborghini gave it a 200 litre fuel tank!! Colonel Gadaffi had one.

  • O N
    O N

    No Buick Riviera? With touch screens in 1986?? ok 😶

  • Michael Hollyman
    Michael Hollyman

    Great vids Matt, but the adverts are out of control...sort it out man

  • Dominic Teo
    Dominic Teo

    How many cars do you have?

  • Frantisek Lupinek
    Frantisek Lupinek

    The EV1 cars were about to break down, they had a lot of child sicknesses and faults, batteries were super expensive to replace. And because they were rented, factory had to destroy them. Money and dignity were the reasons

  • Rohini Vader
    Rohini Vader

    You should get an A2

  • איתן שפר
    איתן שפר

    Stop advertise you other videos, I don't care about them

  • Kay Mac
    Kay Mac

    Drop an RS3 engine into the A2

  • Saeed Hossain
    Saeed Hossain

    um... a4 allroad, honda Element? there were plenty of hatchs with utility oriented lower cladding.....

  • Saeed Hossain
    Saeed Hossain

    the ev ones were lease only. the project was to meet fleet compliance rules. after they were done scraping through the requirements, gm sold the battery rights to Exxon, who went onto sit on the technology...

  • asrsi

    The 959 came out in my youth (17-18) and it was our dream! Already the design was absolutely perfect!

  • SM Abidi
    SM Abidi

    what about Porsche Carrera GT

  • David Calin
    David Calin

    A think the pontiac astec look good a dont now how to say it name

    • David Calin
      David Calin

      A would chose it between the new x6 and it

  • Sergeant Schlumpf
    Sergeant Schlumpf

    #The1941RamPowerWagon was too 🤣 😆 haha 😂

  • saddist1Gtown

    Didn't have "Space Station" yet. It was Sky Lab...

  • Πέρα Βρέχει
    Πέρα Βρέχει

    Why on earth did you put a photo of shmeeewww's aston martin before the lagonda?

  • Ricky Holman
    Ricky Holman

    Buy a Rolls-Royce and some parts are from a citron 🤣😂 no thanks 😊 🙏

    • D Carbs
      D Carbs

      And some of the gearboxes are from GM

  • clifford hecht
    clifford hecht

    AMC Eagle

  • clifford hecht
    clifford hecht

    1984 Mitsubishi Galant VR4 with the first 4 wheel steering

  • Rahul Jagda
    Rahul Jagda

    Mat please do a video on American muscle cars !!

  • CommanderCronus

    GM destroyed the Impacts because they had achieved sentience and tried to destroy the human race.

  • Eric Yung
    Eric Yung

    Missed a ticket on the Aston comparing it to Tesla when Buick was making two cars with touch screens in them during the same time, granted they were stateside so its understandable that its not too well known in Europe when the Reatta and Riviearas touch screens aren't even well known here.

  • Kais Kamouka
    Kais Kamouka

    No wonder no one watched this video , telling them every 2 seconds to click on the pop up ban to watch u mat Watson do whatever

  • Antonis 79
    Antonis 79

    Audi A2 😍

  • Anthony Lewis
    Anthony Lewis

    That's interesting : Rolls Royce using components from.............. Citroën in some of its vehicles?. It certainly appears that all car companies globally have been connected in one way or another : the list is endless!.

  • Aaron Austrie
    Aaron Austrie

    Worst looking Audi ever period🗣🗣

  • Erik Granqvist
    Erik Granqvist

    I saw rhe 959 before it was released. Grew up in Swedish Lappland in the 80's, and just about every new car passed the community we lived in on their way to Arjeplog for winter testing. We kids, and every car enthusiast living there, allways kept a lookout for new cool things when the season was on. Almost every German car passed our eyes at least a year before the reviel on some big motor show.

  • Erik Granqvist
    Erik Granqvist

    The GM electric from the 90's was crushed due to arbitration. You see, the project comtrsct with North Korea - who actually designed the thing - stated that the car was going to sell at a minimum of 1 000 000 000 cars a year. And then they sneaked in a miniscule clause that if not achieved the car would be bought back and crushed. If only GM CEO had not signed a contract written ina language he did not speak! The whole thing went to arbitration for a couple of years before the crusher started to do its work.

  • mogyimartin01

    1989 Buick Riviera with CRT touchscreen and full digital dashboard "im a joke to you " ? :D

  • K Slv
    K Slv

    I had an Audi A2 1.4 for nearly 3 years, bought it for 700€, never put money in it only for gas and oil changes and sold in in January for 2700€ with about 20000km more. Was an amazing car. Buy one Mat!

  • Aarush Thakur
    Aarush Thakur

    U guys are becoming way to comfortable with frikin multiple adds , I watch these while eating and I am sure many other are and nobody wants to touch screen while eating ufffff

  • Safe eldeen Elsayed
    Safe eldeen Elsayed

    GM crashed their electric car in the 90s because of some petrol companies hate the idea of having an affordable electric car at that time which the public can buy one of it with a reasonable price, and also can be a threat for their business (i.e. petrol cars), so they threatened GM to shutdown this car production line and to crush the rest of non sold of this car. Finally, GM ended this case.

  • Jackson and Will Perelman
    Jackson and Will Perelman

    How about the Buick reatta?

  • That cool Gamer
    That cool Gamer

    I’m surprised the Range Rover p38 wasn’t on the list

  • Sick!

    Carwow: Lamborghini LM002 Me a weeb: *_002_*

  • CarEnthusiast 91
    CarEnthusiast 91

    You forgot the Renault Avantime

  • Serpentine Cars
    Serpentine Cars

    I love the A2. Fight Me

  • eric ong
    eric ong

    how could you not bother to say something about the center headlight of Tucker Torpedo??

  • rieskame

    No GMC Typhoon the original fast SUV?

  • Stephen Mills
    Stephen Mills

    Is Matt under the thumb or something? He seems to mention his girlfriend in every video! OK, Matt, we get it, your in your late 40s and in love for the first time!

  • Hellcat Thailand
    Hellcat Thailand

    Cuz GM is bein stupid 😂.

  • Andrew

    Get an Audi A2 and upgrade as much as you can!

  • Claus Zuhaus
    Claus Zuhaus

    Love this kind of videos. Especially about the weirder or lesser known cars (You might include other sorts of them, including transporters, minivehicles like three-wheeled cars, etc.)

  • MY F
    MY F

    When will we have 2020 BMW X1 video? Thx for the great videos.

  • So fine
    So fine

    🇱🇷 just got back my account thanks to @steve.watcher such an incredible hacker. Find him on Instagram 😀


    Audi Rs6 C-7 vs Rs6 C-8 please 🥺

  • BattleBoy5377

    “It reminds me of a demented Pokémon” haha haha 😂 😆 🤣

  • humphreychiu

    Good selection of cars and potential warm welcome to the A2 ownership. The suspension is a bit stiff but it is certainly ahead of its time. The diesel A2s are more front heavy and I prefer the petrol with less front weight to swing about. Diesels great for high miler, petrol(Euro4) better around town and not subject to ULEZ. You probably won’t benefit as much but the rear seats of the A2 have great leg room for a city compact and are super easy to get in/out.

  • Matt Hetherington
    Matt Hetherington

    I hate it when motor journalists say "you can trace this car back etc etc etc". They never say "you can trace this car back to when blah blah was started".

  • Siwe Mkize
    Siwe Mkize

    Matt let’s do the 4 cylinder Supra s the 6 cylinder Z4 M40i. If the gr Supra could beat the z4 then can the 4 cylinder

  • Stay Cool
    Stay Cool

    Hey make one offroad test with one old grand cheroche and one New, one old 4.2 or low and The same type of engine for The New one.

  • true__ peacock
    true__ peacock

    I love mat whatson

  • TheZebJohnson

    Calling an Aztek "high tech" is a bit of a stretch

  • Soubhagya Ranjan Mohapatra
    Soubhagya Ranjan Mohapatra

    We want a proper BMW m440i review. You didn't even poke it with a stick in that video. So that video doesn't count.

  • Arijit Joshi
    Arijit Joshi

    Anyone notice Shmee 150's GT8 or is it just me?

  • DogJr2fast4u

    carwow, the type of people to claim in their thumbnail that the old Aston Martin Lagonda had Tesla Screens. Yes the Lagonda had screens that replaced traditional gauges... like my other 80's cars. None of the screens are the Tesla Tablet, nor did Tesla invent in-car screens.

  • Antonis 79
    Antonis 79

    Golf Synchro😃 10 years before 😉


    Go on! Get an A2, best car I've ever owned. Make sure you get the tdi90 version and get it rolling road remapped at stealth racing (they know their a2s) and you'll have an eco pocket rocket! Another popular mod is to get the 5 speed box swapped for a 6 speed myp passat box for motorway cruising. I got 51mpg the other day whilst driving to Cornwall averaging a true 85mph. My personal best is 75mpg while driving super eco on a long motorway run. Long term plan is to buy a 1.6fsi a2 with a blown engine and convert it to electric with nissan leaf running gear

  • Andre Shamoun
    Andre Shamoun

    Try the Nissan nrvii it had auto wipers, auto lights, touch screen, digital cluster and even braked automatically with adaptive cruise control all in back 1983

  • rabit818

    You have to see the Lagonda in person to loathe or appreciate it. I like the Lagonda. Ah the Aztec, the coupe shape is now a adapted by BMW and Mercedes.. And it’s still looks ungainly regardless of badge

  • Tomas Agentavicius
    Tomas Agentavicius

    Mitsubishi 3000GT was quite advanced

  • Tomas Agentavicius
    Tomas Agentavicius

    Matt,why despite the title,there is 9 cars!?! P.S. A2 is brilliant,get one

  • David Rojas
    David Rojas

    will you please stop asking for comments!

  • Eyad Halawa
    Eyad Halawa

    Plz get a 1000hp toyota supramk4 and destroy all the cars

  • Dave Block
    Dave Block

    I actually saw an EV1 just yesterday. It is at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

  • magic Spells corner
    magic Spells corner

    good info

  • AM

    Do Citroën still use that suspension?

  • BrawnyFanta

    Deffo get an A2 before getting a Jimny to trash.... Err "modify" 😅

  • Vinayak Bahl
    Vinayak Bahl

    In 2000’s there was “VW PHAETON” deserved a mention, I feel!

  • Joshua Preyser
    Joshua Preyser

    Greetings from South Africa. I think, in terms of daily cars, the Golf 4 was also ahead of it's time. It maybe a good 20+ years old but it still has a modern flavour to it.


    The lagonda is so ugly it’s pretty

  • Soche

    Can't wait to see your review of the new Hyundai Tucson 1.6T-GDI Hybrid that was launched on September 15th. It's strange that there are no driving reviews yet except for the exterior and interior of it.

  • D F
    D F

    Drag race idea: Dodge Challenger Demon VS Porsche 911 Turbo S. Please make this happen!

  • j jjnout
    j jjnout

    Good God the A2 is just horrible.

  • Soham Dhamnaskar
    Soham Dhamnaskar

    Is it only me or 1986 was the coolest year in history.

  • Mac steven Kynjing
    Mac steven Kynjing

    Matt watsonnnnnnnn I'm your biggest fan❤️❤️

  • Raymond Jünger
    Raymond Jünger

    Matt reminds me of Johnny Knoxville

  • Sludgers

  • Ioana Dan
    Ioana Dan

    As a kid I used to really like Rover Streetwise and the Audi A2. Get the Audi A2!!

  • Jack_Gamez 123
    Jack_Gamez 123

    That Aston looks like a Delorean

  • Dan R
    Dan R

    Nooo DMC made a triangle.. it's the cyber truck

  • Edin Portillo
    Edin Portillo

    Please review the SSC Tuatara

  • Adhi Creations Δ
    Adhi Creations Δ

    Can you get rid of stupid ads

  • Erik Holmberg
    Erik Holmberg

    The ledgend says the he still hearts comments

  • thymios tsilimparis
    thymios tsilimparis

    At 3:45 the order of models on the screen does not match the sound. Probably because they all look pretty much the same!

  • JeremyFilmWeird

    get it th a2 can you subscribe to me aswell


    Matt at the moment is just bragging about the cars he review..... if you wanna see me drag race.... 😂😂

  • Robin_Boutte

    Maserati MC 20 test drive !!!!

  • Porsche kid Plays only Forza Horizon 4
    Porsche kid Plays only Forza Horizon 4

    I would drive the Porsche 959

  • Porsche kid Plays only Forza Horizon 4
    Porsche kid Plays only Forza Horizon 4

    I don't have enough money for any of those cars. Maybe for your next video you can drag race the previous Porsche 911 turbo s against the brand new 911 turbo s.

  • Clayton "FADE" Mulrey
    Clayton "FADE" Mulrey

    You missed the BMW Z1 on your list.

  • Elmar Bashirov
    Elmar Bashirov


  • space cat
    space cat

    2:08 they may be afraid of their own intelligence