Old Cars VS New Cars

Old Cars VS New Cars


Hey, hop in! I’ll fill you in while we’re on the road
— I’m being pursued, and we’re jumping back in time. Quickly now! Okay, we’re safe now. I’ll tell you everything, but first I need
you to learn a bit about the history of automobiles. That’s important, and you’ll soon learn
why. Allright, we start at the veeery beginning,
and we drive really slowly because otherwise you won’t be able to take a good look. See that apple tree over there? And a person beneath it? Let’s not bother him, because it’s Sir
Isaac Newton. Yes, the Sir Newton: it’s year 1687, when
he published his works on the Three Laws of Motion. They were arguably the impulse engineers needed
to start thinking about automobiles. It took almost another century, though, before
the magic happened. Accelerating now… and here we are, in 1769. I need to drop the speed again because we’re
overtaking the first actual road vehicle in history. It was a steam-powered car invented by Nicolas-Joseph
Cugnot. It was first intended for military purposes. It had only three wheels and was more of a
tractor than an actual car. The steam engine took a large portion of its
size, and weight too, for that matter. Needless to say, it was a heavy vehicle, capable
of moving at only 2.5 mph, but it was a breakthrough nonetheless. Many other prototypes followed, and among
the more successful ones was an electric carriage made by Robert Anderson in Scotland. Which year was that? Ah yes, 1839. Hold on tight, we’re accelerating again! Here it is. A crude thing, but just think about it: this
carriage is the first electric car in history! Wait, is that Elon Musk there? Oh, no, sorry. Anyway, this thing moves not much faster than
its steam-powered predecessor — its speed is about 4 mph. Move along, will you? At the same time, look around: steam coaches
are everywhere! These are their last days, though, because
in 1840 they’ll be banned in the UK. They’re simply too heavy to be used on regular
roads. I’ll jump us to 1845 now, hold on… here
we are — see? A railroad is being built in the distance. That’s the result of the steam car ban. Now, the first proper car was invented in
1886, and there are two people sharing the honor. Let’s have a look… Okay, we’re in Germany of that time. See them? On the left is a gas-powered automobile made
by Karl Friedrich Benz. It has three wheels, and it was never a serial
car. On the right is a more traditional four-wheeled
vehicle made by Gottlieb Daimler, which was not for sale either. Both were experiments of talented engineers,
and as you’ll see in a moment… …they were quite successful. We’ve just jumped to year 1891, and you
can see lots of Peugeot cars around us. All of them run on engines patented by Benz
and Daimler, who built their initial capital on selling those. But if we just fast forward to 1901… we’ll
see the first Mercedes cars designed by Wilhelm Maybach — Daimler’s business partner. By the way, take a better look around. See? There aren’t yet too many cars for a traffic
jam, but lots of them already look identical. These are Benz Velo — the first automobiles
to be produced in large numbers and with similar appearance. Before them, every car was unique, and you
can see it even now. Now, let’s take a quick stroke across the
US: here, in 1893, which is already before our current time, brothers Charles and Frank
Duryea assembled their first gas-powered car and soon became the largest car manufacturers
in the United States. By now, that is, by 1901, they’ve sold dozens
of expensive limousines… which you can hardly see in the crowd of roofless carriages, all
similar to each other. These are Curved Dash Oldsmobiles — the
first mass-produced cars in the USA. Ransom Eli Olds invented the assembly line
prototype and moved to Detroit to start his enterprise. His cars will be at the top of the automotive
world for three more years. But we’ll skip seven and go to 1908, because…
…here’s where the real thing begins. See that shape in front of us? Rings a bell, doesn’t it? That’s because it’s Model T — Henry
Ford’s most famous mass-produced car, Tin Lizzie. Thanks to the state-of-the-art assembly lines,
it takes only 93 minutes to assemble one Model T. Wonder what happens to it in, say, 20 years? Let’s see… Here we go, 1927, and the road is packed with
Lizzies! By now, Ford has produced over 15 million
of these cars, and improved them with every passing year, making them more efficient and
comfortable, while still affordable. And black. Oh, look, that’s my favorite: see that Model
T going down the hill? It’s actually going up, but in reverse. The fuel is fed to the engine with the help
of gravity, and the reverse gear gives more power while on a slope. Okay now, I think we’re stuck in this jam
for quite a while. How about we skip a decade or two, huh? I’ll just press here and… What year is this? Ah, 1937, a decade, then. Traffic jams are even more of a nuisance,
but at least we’re not in one now. Oh wow! Look at that beauty! It’s Duesenberg Model J — the most luxurious
and powerful car of the first half of the century! Just imagine: its engine produced 265 horsepower,
and a supercharged version reached 320! Hey, it’s speeding away from us, let’s
try and keep up! I wonder who’s inside this Duesy, because
only the wealthiest could afford one. But it seems too fast even for me. Awesome! Alright then, let’s jump ahead once more
and see what awaits us there. It’s 1965, and car industry is booming. What you see on either side from us are Fords,
Chevrolets, Chryslers, and DeSotos. There’s even one Edsel — a Ford-derived
automobile that only lived for three years. And, of course, plenty of Mustangs. These babies survived everything, don’t
you know — even in our time, they’re still popular. Pony cars, they’re called, and they gave
birth to a whole slew of similar models by various manufacturers. Hopping again — didn’t expect it? Hah! That’s because we’re in the ‘70s, and
it’s muscle cars galore. I won’t tell you the exact year (‘cause
I’m a rebel), but just look around ya — there’s not a single smooth line in those cars, it’s
pure testosterone. They’re mean, they’re powerful, they’re
awesome. Ah well, as much as I want to stay, we have
to jump forward. It’s 1985, and I bet you know what I’m
about to show you. We’ll stop here and take that car waiting
for us. Hop off and follow me! Yes, it’s a DeLorean DMC-12. That legendary DeLorean. I’m not saying any more. And we’re about to make our next jump in
it, and then — guess what? — back to the future! We’re now in the ‘90s, and it’s the
era of global economic crisis. Muscle cars are in the past now, and people
need simpler, more affordable vehicles. That’s why what you see from the window
is, well, far from perfect. Plastic headlights and fenders, simplest forms,
everything to attract consumers who haven’t got a penny to spare. All the cars outside look pretty much identical
because they basically are. That’s a bit sad. In 2000s, things grow even worse. Just look at these guys — they look like
submarines without a single straight line. It’s the time of experiments, and not the
best ones. But gradually, everything came to… The 2010s. Almost our time. Japan has dominated the field of car design,
and everyone else started copying them. Sharp angles are the thing, combined with
smooth shapes of the body. And here’s where I’m finally about to
make the final jump and tell you all about my pursuers. Get ready. Okay, 2019, and they’re right on my tail. But as promised, here’s the story: look
at the rear seats. See the roll of paper? That’s a hard copy of blueprints for a car
of the future. See how cars have changed? They’re sleek, aerodynamic, and built for
comfort. This one, however, is something else. Ready or not, we’re nearing a portal to
the future. Brace yourself, we’re jumping. …now that was a hard ride! Phew! Let’s park somewhere, we’re safe now. It’s year 2070, and cars are, well, different. Get out of the car and see for yourself. Beautiful, right? More than half of them are flying, while others
move on magnetic force. Aerodynamic shapes are perfect now, and there
are no more traffic jams. Simply because there are no drivers. Every car now adheres to the rules because
humans are not allowed behind the wheel any longer. Manual override is only possible in case of
emergency. Alright, my mission is almost done. I’ll just put this blueprint into the pneumatic
tube here and… off it goes! Now no one will learn its secrets before its
time. We made it. Thank you. If you’re done watching the city of the
future, I’ll be happy to lift you back to our time. DeLorean, go! Hey, if you learned something new today, then
give the video a like and share it with a friend! And here are some other videos I think you’ll
enjoy. Just click to the left or right, and stay
on the Bright Side of life!

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10 Comments

  1. Who in the comments know who owns a delorian?????
    If you know then your a CWC FAM
    you know what i mean right?
    Chad owns a delorian bright side 😄😄

    Yhea and also the name of the car that was in year 2019 is a TESTLA CAYBERTRUCK

    (IM SUCH A SPOILER 😅)

    (SORRY IF I SPELT THE ''TESTLA CAYBERTRUCN'' WRONG CUZE IM BAD AT SPELING😅😅😅😅😄)

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