These cars were looked at and marketed as the new direction for the motor industry to go. The video below was first shown in a theatre in May 21st, 1948. They used the aircraft industry for new materials and aerodynamic principles which led to these cars being able to reach speeds in excess of 100 mph. These cars also took a new look on form as the moved away from big bulky bruisers of that time like the cadillac’s and chevrolets.

Were these manufactures completely out of line with their theories? No they were not because if you look at the super car market of today they use a lot of  these principles to create magnificent cars that still use a lot of technology which is sourced from the aircraft industry as well as F1. For example the Koenigsegg  CCXR has a Carbon fibre with aluminium honeycomb chassis and integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety. Similar to what is found in the wing of a plane.

Koenigsegg CCXR