A thrilling new retrospective at the V&A traces humanity's need for speed through the design evolution of the automobile. 15 car models and 250 car-related objects will be displayed – but this isn't your run-of-the-mill car show. Karl Benz's groundbreaking 1888 model will there, and so will the first ever autonomous flying car. The exhibition will highlight how this four-wheeled wonder accelerated modernity as it transformed manufacturing processes and shaped landscapes and cities. It will also trace how the car captured imaginations and inspired design, travel, and an international racing culture.
There's no better time for a survey of this innovation's history as the automobile industry stands on the brink of another seismic technological shift: the driverless car. This exhibition will be one for design devotees, historians and speed freaks or any visitor searching for that 'driving-with the-top-down' feeling.
|What||Cars: Accelerating the Modern World, V&A|
|Where||V&A, South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
23 Nov 19 – 19 Apr 20, 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
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