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The cars that changed the world

Autocar Logo By Autocar of Autocar | Slide 1 of 40: But there are cars and there are cars. Most simply try to improve on what’s gone before. But a few have sought not merely to be better, but to be different. Sometimes it doesn’t work – remarkably, Subaru’s idea of a four-wheel drive system activated by the windscreen wipers failed to, ahem, gain traction – but just a tiny number have altered the course of automotive history for the better.<br><br>If cars changed the world, as they most assuredly did, these then are those that changed the world of the car. Earlier this year Autocar produced this list, and we asked our readers to vote which car is the biggest of the lot – to be revealed…

Nothing changed the world like the car. A car is not just a convenience, a means of carrying people and things long distances in short periods of time.

But there are cars and there are cars. Most simply try to improve on what’s gone before. But a few have sought not merely to be better, but to be different.

Sometimes it doesn’t work – remarkably, Subaru’s idea of a four-wheel drive system activated by the windscreen wipers failed to, ahem, gain traction – but just a tiny number have altered the course of automotive history for the better.

If cars changed the world, as they most assuredly did, these then are those that changed the world of the car. Earlier this year Autocar produced this list, and we asked our readers to vote which car is the biggest of the lot – to be revealed…

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