Everybody loves cars. There are very few exceptions. Even those who espouse public transportation can’t help but turn their heads when a shiny sports car zooms their way. Cars speak to us on a level we have yet to really pinpoint. The sound of them, the engines, the look, the design. It’s the constant pushing of an envelope that landed on the turn of the century. The history of cars is exciting and full of technological marvels and bitter rivalries. From Shelby at Les Mans to Senna in the Grand Prix, cars have always been a world of steel, fire, and excitement. 2020 is no different.
Here’s the ultimate guide to what’s happening in the world of motor vehicles today.
The ever polarising and industry wiz-kid Elon Musk has just opened his Gigafactory 3 in China. This comes as a huge surprise because he did it without his trademark bravado. Musk quietly worked out a deal with China years ago, and executed it in record time, producing Tesla Model 3’s all with self-driving capabilities. Whether you’re a fan of these cars or not, there’s one thing for certain: they’re super cool. Stepping inside is like stepping into the cockpit of an alien spacecraft. They’ve got the single, giant touch screen. The doors pop open like the umbrella chamber of a Rolls Royce Phantom. And there are so many Easter Eggs that the inner nerd in us all would never be able to find all of them.
Car kits and replicas
There are some of us who prefer to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on original vehicles, polished and handcrafted by the engineers of your favourite luxury brand. But for those of us that don’t have half a million dollars in cash-on-hand, we can still get a replica of the original. The thing is, we have to build it ourselves. Car kits are growing in popularity due to their relatively inexpensive price tag and their customisable nature. They’re an avenue to help learn about cars and how they’re assembled. The engineer in all of us gets a rise out of building a car, the kid in all of us can’t believe it’s a classic Lamborghini. Of course, you don’t have to build a replica. There are plenty of original designs you can put together to ensure nobody else on the planet has the same car as you do. And if you’re looking for a replica, but don’t have the time to assemble, there’s plenty of garages that will do it for you.
New models for loyalists
The market for car enthusiasts is still alive and kicking. Brands like Honda, continue to revitalise tried and tested models, such as the Honda Mobilio.
Some of us, however, like to stick with our preferred brand that we either grew up with, or just plain love. In 2020, these bad boys are still making waves. The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the 2020 Nissan 370Z are just two of the classics that are making their way back to the scene. We’re all familiar with the Mustang GT, but cars like the 2020 Volkswagen GTI are still making an impact on buyers who have loved the experience since way back.
There’s so much to see and to experience in the world of motor vehicles. You’ve got high-performance tracks and evolving technology at every turn. It’s a great time to be a car enthusiast in 2020.
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