Is This The New Apple Car?

Motor Trend magazine takes a stab at predicting Apple's car play.
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This isn't the Apple car, or even Motor Trend's imagined version of it. It is the 2016 Automoblox M9 sportvan modular toy car. Photo: The Automoblox Co.

This isn't the Apple car, or even Motor Trend's imagined version of it. It is the 2016 Automoblox M9 sportvan modular toy car. Photo: The Automoblox Co.

In keeping with the magazine's longstanding tradition of speculative stories about fantastical cars such as the long-rumored mid-engined Corvette, Motor Trend announced its forecast of what the rumored Apple Car could look like.

THIS is Motor Trend's predicted design for the Apple Car. Photo: Motor Trend

THIS is Motor Trend's predicted design for the Apple Car. Photo: Motor Trend

To do that, the magazine rounded up automotive designers to provide their best estimate of what the secretive company could be up to. Their conclusion? What automotive journalists already know: minivans are the world's best vehicles. So they produced a "premium mono-volume" design that optimizes the available space. Just like a minivan, but at a higher price.

Motor Trend's panel of esteemed experts discussed the development of this design and its various merits at length on the magazine's YouTube channel. As for Apple? Same as usual on rumors of future products: radio silence. 

Concept sketch of the hypothetical Apple Car by Motor Trend. Photo: Motor Trend

Concept sketch of the hypothetical Apple Car by Motor Trend. Photo: Motor Trend

And thanks to Automoblox for producing their awesome, forward-looking toys.

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