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

    carwowcarwowأشهر قبل
    • PORSCHE 959

      Kausthubh NairKausthubh Nair17 أيام قبل
    • Aston Martin Lagonda ( if I can find it)

      Jereign Jayaven Henry JohnJereign Jayaven Henry John25 أيام قبل
    • Drive the peel p50

      woodhall mtbwoodhall mtbأشهر قبل
    • Citroen DS.

      Dor sDor sأشهر قبل
    • Lamborghini LM002

      Dave DiasDave Diasأشهر قبل
  • Video idea: Most outdated cars that somehow stayed in production beyond more advanced cars.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.

    D CarbsD Carbs3 أيام قبل
  • 2:52 *MAT LOOK OUT!!!*

    Newt DexistionNewt Dexistion8 أيام قبل
  • Here's a comment I think you should read. I don't like you.

    sirkasticsirkastic14 أيام قبل
  • 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

    Jackie MallonJackie Mallon21 أيام قبل
  • Seek Jesus Christ more!! Jesus Christ is alive and can hear you!

    Ifa GirmaeIfa Girmae24 أيام قبل
  • So if you're too ahead of time you fail!?

    mrinal kishoremrinal kishore29 أيام قبل
  • 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.

    DemonAsh40DemonAsh4029 أيام قبل
  • No Buick Riviera? With touch screens in 1986?? ok 😶

    O NO N29 أيام قبل
  • Great vids Matt, but the adverts are out of control...sort it out man

    Michael HollymanMichael Hollymanأشهر قبل
  • How many cars do you have?

    Dominic TeoDominic Teoأشهر قبل
  • 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

    Frantisek LupinekFrantisek Lupinekأشهر قبل
  • You should get an A2

    Rohini VaderRohini Vaderأشهر قبل
  • Stop advertise you other videos, I don't care about them

    איתן שפראיתן שפרأشهر قبل
  • Drop an RS3 engine into the A2

    Kay MacKay Macأشهر قبل
  • um... a4 allroad, honda Element? there were plenty of hatchs with utility oriented lower cladding.....

    Saeed HossainSaeed Hossainأشهر قبل
  • 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...

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

    asrsiasrsiأشهر قبل
  • what about Porsche Carrera GT

    SM AbidiSM Abidiأشهر قبل
  • A think the pontiac astec look good a dont now how to say it name

    David CalinDavid Calinأشهر قبل
    • A would chose it between the new x6 and it

      David CalinDavid Calinأشهر قبل
  • #The1941RamPowerWagon was too 🤣 😆 haha 😂

    Sergeant SchlumpfSergeant Schlumpfأشهر قبل
  • Didn't have "Space Station" yet. It was Sky Lab...

    saddist1Gtownsaddist1Gtownأشهر قبل
  • Why on earth did you put a photo of shmeeewww's aston martin before the lagonda?

    Πέρα ΒρέχειΠέρα Βρέχειأشهر قبل
  • Buy a Rolls-Royce and some parts are from a citron 🤣😂 no thanks 😊 🙏

    Ricky HolmanRicky Holmanأشهر قبل
    • And some of the gearboxes are from GM

      D CarbsD Carbs3 أيام قبل
  • AMC Eagle

    clifford hechtclifford hechtأشهر قبل
  • 1984 Mitsubishi Galant VR4 with the first 4 wheel steering

    clifford hechtclifford hechtأشهر قبل
  • Mat please do a video on American muscle cars !!

    Rahul JagdaRahul Jagdaأشهر قبل
  • GM destroyed the Impacts because they had achieved sentience and tried to destroy the human race.

    CommanderCronusCommanderCronusأشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Eric YungEric Yungأشهر قبل
  • 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

    Kais KamoukaKais Kamoukaأشهر قبل
  • Audi A2 😍

    Antonis 79Antonis 79أشهر قبل
  • 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!.

    Anthony LewisAnthony Lewisأشهر قبل
  • Worst looking Audi ever period🗣🗣

    Aaron AustrieAaron Austrieأشهر قبل
  • 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 GranqvistErik Granqvistأشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Erik GranqvistErik Granqvistأشهر قبل
  • 1989 Buick Riviera with CRT touchscreen and full digital dashboard "im a joke to you " ? :D

    mogyimartin01mogyimartin01أشهر قبل
  • 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!

    K SlvK Slvأشهر قبل
  • 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

    Aarush ThakurAarush Thakurأشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Safe eldeen ElsayedSafe eldeen Elsayedأشهر قبل
  • How about the Buick reatta?

    Jackson and Will PerelmanJackson and Will Perelmanأشهر قبل
  • I’m surprised the Range Rover p38 wasn’t on the list

    That cool GamerThat cool Gamerأشهر قبل
  • Carwow: Lamborghini LM002 Me a weeb: *_002_*

    Sick!Sick!أشهر قبل
  • You forgot the Renault Avantime

    CarEnthusiast 91CarEnthusiast 91أشهر قبل
  • I love the A2. Fight Me

    Serpentine CarsSerpentine Carsأشهر قبل
  • how could you not bother to say something about the center headlight of Tucker Torpedo??

    eric ongeric ongأشهر قبل
  • No GMC Typhoon the original fast SUV?

    rieskamerieskameأشهر قبل
  • 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!

    Stephen MillsStephen Millsأشهر قبل
  • Cuz GM is bein stupid 😂.

    Hellcat ThailandHellcat Thailandأشهر قبل
  • Get an Audi A2 and upgrade as much as you can!

    AndrewAndrewأشهر قبل
  • 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.)

    Claus ZuhausClaus Zuhausأشهر قبل
  • When will we have 2020 BMW X1 video? Thx for the great videos.

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

    So fineSo fineأشهر قبل
  • Audi Rs6 C-7 vs Rs6 C-8 please 🥺

    FNAF TIMEFNAF TIMEأشهر قبل
  • “It reminds me of a demented Pokémon” haha haha 😂 😆 🤣

    BattleBoy5377BattleBoy5377أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    humphreychiuhumphreychiuأشهر قبل
  • 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".

    Matt HetheringtonMatt Hetheringtonأشهر قبل
  • 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

    Siwe MkizeSiwe Mkizeأشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Stay CoolStay Coolأشهر قبل
  • I love mat whatson

    true__ peacocktrue__ peacockأشهر قبل
  • Calling an Aztek "high tech" is a bit of a stretch

    TheZebJohnsonTheZebJohnsonأشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Soubhagya Ranjan MohapatraSoubhagya Ranjan Mohapatraأشهر قبل
  • Anyone notice Shmee 150's GT8 or is it just me?

    Arijit JoshiArijit Joshiأشهر قبل
  • 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.

    DogJr2fast4uDogJr2fast4uأشهر قبل
  • Golf Synchro😃 10 years before 😉

    Antonis 79Antonis 79أشهر قبل
  • 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

    Haldane's Hobbies DIY CARS ENERGY GARDENINGHaldane's Hobbies DIY CARS ENERGY GARDENINGأشهر قبل
  • 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

    Andre ShamounAndre Shamounأشهر قبل
  • 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

    rabit818rabit818أشهر قبل
  • Mitsubishi 3000GT was quite advanced

    Tomas AgentaviciusTomas Agentaviciusأشهر قبل
  • Matt,why despite the title,there is 9 cars!?! P.S. A2 is brilliant,get one

    Tomas AgentaviciusTomas Agentaviciusأشهر قبل
  • will you please stop asking for comments!

    David RojasDavid Rojasأشهر قبل
  • Plz get a 1000hp toyota supramk4 and destroy all the cars

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

    Dave BlockDave Blockأشهر قبل
  • good info

    magic Spells cornermagic Spells cornerأشهر قبل
  • Do Citroën still use that suspension?

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

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

    Vinayak BahlVinayak Bahlأشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Joshua PreyserJoshua Preyserأشهر قبل
  • The lagonda is so ugly it’s pretty

    SIXX6VISIXX6VIأشهر قبل
  • 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.

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

    D FD Fأشهر قبل
  • Good God the A2 is just horrible.

    j jjnoutj jjnoutأشهر قبل
  • Is it only me or 1986 was the coolest year in history.

    Soham DhamnaskarSoham Dhamnaskarأشهر قبل
  • Matt watsonnnnnnnn I'm your biggest fan❤️❤️

    Mac steven KynjingMac steven Kynjingأشهر قبل
  • Matt reminds me of Johnny Knoxville

    Raymond JüngerRaymond Jüngerأشهر قبل
  • ar-too.com/my/fydyw/uKXLZ6amp39jxZg.html

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

    Ioana DanIoana Danأشهر قبل
  • That Aston looks like a Delorean

    Jack_Gamez 123Jack_Gamez 123أشهر قبل
  • Nooo DMC made a triangle.. it's the cyber truck

    Dan RDan Rأشهر قبل
  • Please review the SSC Tuatara

    Edin PortilloEdin Portilloأشهر قبل
  • Can you get rid of stupid ads

    Adhi Creations ΔAdhi Creations Δأشهر قبل
  • The ledgend says the he still hearts comments

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

    thymios tsilimparisthymios tsilimparisأشهر قبل
  • get it th a2 can you subscribe to me aswell

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

    ROMAN REIGNSROMAN REIGNSأشهر قبل
  • Maserati MC 20 test drive !!!!

    Robin_BoutteRobin_Boutteأشهر قبل
  • I would drive the Porsche 959

    Porsche kid Plays only Forza Horizon 4Porsche kid Plays only Forza Horizon 4أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Porsche kid Plays only Forza Horizon 4Porsche kid Plays only Forza Horizon 4أشهر قبل
  • You missed the BMW Z1 on your list.

    Clayton "FADE" MulreyClayton "FADE" Mulreyأشهر قبل
  • 959😍💎

    Elmar PorschevodElmar Porschevodأشهر قبل
  • 2:08 they may be afraid of their own intelligence

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