Published on July 21, 2018 |
by Matt Pressman
Originally published on EVANNEX .
If you're a classic collector of cars, you're probably familiar with Hagerty. Founded in 1984, the industry leader protects more than one million vehicles and insures some of the world's best collector cars. With the expertise that the classics value, Hagerty decided to compile a comprehensive list that includes "the largest vehicle of any decade, from the earliest days of the automobile to the present."
Hagerty notes that her "latest list, which includes everything from pre-war luxury to hot rods … highlights some of the brightest moments in automotive history." What connects most cars on this list? Harksy's Andrew Newton explains, "Cars still work the same way they always do, powered by a piston engine powered by the black bang that we pump out of the ground, just a car from the 2010s
Newton adds, "Only one [car] has shown the world not only the efficiency and environmental benefits of electric power, but also the power advantages of electric power and everything in a sleek, responsive and expensive way In other words, only one has made the electric car cool and this is the Tesla Model S. "
HAGERTY'S PICKS FOR" GREATEST CAR "OF EVERY DECIS  1890 – 1910: Ford Model T
The 1910s: Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
The 1920s: Duesenberg Model J
The 1930s: & # 39; 32 Ford
The 1940s: Jeep CJ
The 1950s: Mercedes-Benz 300SL
The 1960s: Ford Mustang
The 1970s: Lamborghini Countach
The 1980s: Dodge Caravan
The 1990s: Mazda Miata
The 2000s: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
The 2010s: Tesla Model S
Source: Hagerty. One caveat, however, Hagerty states, "We're technically unfinished with the 2010s, [but] we think it's safe to choose the biggest car of the decade."
Newton calls the Model S, "a luxury sedan that looked good … [yet] was decidedly different in that as well: the lack of a bulky internal combustion engine and a transmission tunnel gave tons of extra storage space, and the arrangement of heavy batteries gave it low center of gravity The safety ratings for the Model S were top notch, the autopilot feature made semi-autonomous driving a reality, and the Tesla Supercharger network mitigated the limited range problem by allowing owners to drive their cars on long trips much more quickly. "
In addition," the Model S is just a wild fast car. "The constant torque available from the stand makes the pounding of the accelerator in a Model S both intoxicating and addictive, and right Equipped cars with their "ridiculous" and "deranged" modes will be faster off the line than almost any other e Car Buy today.
Newton concludes: "Tesla [Model S] has taken a more radical approach than any other car in the recent past. More importantly, this happened with great success because Tesla came instead of coming to a purely electric car that people sensed had to drive or drive 19459008 with an electric car that drove people really want to drive . It will always be remembered that electric cars are really desirable, and that's why it's one of the greats.