The interior of the 1980s Subaru XT is still the future

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14 Jan 2018 12:59 - +268
Ah the 80's, besides the steering wheel, I don't think there is another curve in this picture, even the 0 on the dash is a square.
14 Jan 2018 12:49 - +122
My uncle had one of these long ago, it was fucking awesome.
14 Jan 2018 14:40 - +31
> Aircraft-inspired cockpit > > The inside of the car had many aircraft-like features such as pod mounted lighting, climate control and wiper controls. The standard tilting-telescoping steering moved the instrument panel to keep it lined up with the steering column when tilting. The shifter was joystick-shaped and had a thumb trigger interlock and "on-demand" four-wheel drive button. The approach to steering wheel adjustment was also seen in the Isuzu Piazza and the Ford Probe introduced earlier in the 1980s. Turbo models featured a sort of artificial horizon orange backlit liquid crystal instrument display with the tachometer, boost indicator, temperature and fuel gauges seen as three-dimensional graphs tilting back out to the horizon. The aircraft cockpit approach reflected influences from Subaru's parent company Fuji Heavy Industries, which also manufactured aircraft, such as the Fuji FA200 Aero Subaru. > > The XT was loaded with features rarely found on small cars, such as a turbocharger, a computer-controlled engine and transmission, adjustable height suspension[1] and an optional digital instrument cluster. The air suspension was inspired by various manufacturers who used **Hydropneumatic suspension**, such as Citroen, and Mercedes-Benz. The XT also had some features found on few other cars, such as an electronic in-dash trip computer, **retractable flaps** covering the door handles**, and a single wiper blade for the entire windscreen. Pass-through folding rear seats and racing style front seats were standard equipment.
14 Jan 2018 13:42 - +27
Man I love these types of car interiors. Same with a 1985 Datsun 200sx (not as awesome as this one), it's electronic gauges really caught my eye. I was so close to scoring one, but chickened out because of the horror stories I heard about those electronic gauges amongst other things.
14 Jan 2018 15:17 - +22
My favorite part is how the climate control buttons and such are these pods coming off the steering column, your passengers are sol if they don't like the temp lol
14 Jan 2018 16:44 - +15
14 Jan 2018 12:50 - +6
Where’s the flux capacitor?
14 Jan 2018 17:04 - +5
14 Jan 2018 15:16 - +5
The windows on this car are atrocious.
14 Jan 2018 17:14 - +4
There’s something about retro futurism that is so fucking badass
14 Jan 2018 16:43 - +4
Iirc if you lifted the hood it was really neat under there also, it looked like a nuclear reactor to me. The commercial for it was good to.
14 Jan 2018 17:39 - +4
The Japanese subtitle says it all - “Concentrate in comfort. Just like the feeling of an airplane pilot.”
14 Jan 2018 17:10 - +4
1980s japan- buttons for everything. 80 series Landcruiser, oh my god even came with an ice maker.
14 Jan 2018 15:22 - +2
Is that a vision test on the dash? Lol
14 Jan 2018 17:04 - +2
Looks like you get to play Rad Racer while driving.
14 Jan 2018 15:57 - +2
Magnificent! But the all time greatest ( if not necessarily the most futuristic) is that of the Lancia Beta Trevi
14 Jan 2018 16:51 - +1
The future is automatic? Who knew?
14 Jan 2018 17:26 - +1
This is what an Atari would look like if it was a car. I love it.
14 Jan 2018 17:18 - +1
If u have ocd your never going to accept that steering wheel
14 Jan 2018 17:33 - +1
I can feel this thing drifting to eurobeat
14 Jan 2018 17:53 - +1
Rad racer intensifies
14 Jan 2018 17:50 - +1
14 Jan 2018 17:27 - +1
This is almost as good as the Mitsubishi Magna elite.
14 Jan 2018 17:33 - +1
Centre of the steering wheel looks like a gun. That's or johnny bravo's hand.
14 Jan 2018 17:51 - +1
knight rider meets mcfly
14 Jan 2018 17:42 - +1
Id love to see a new model of a "retro" car like this that isn't a boxy American muscle car but with tech and modern safety features. Im sure there is a sizable market out there, like all those folks that bought those cube shaped cars.
14 Jan 2018 17:50 - +1
I’m confused. Those are not someones attractive grandparents.
14 Jan 2018 17:47 - +1
'member when 'auto reverse' tape decks were cutting edge?
14 Jan 2018 17:50 - +1
That steering wheel would drive me insane!
14 Jan 2018 17:49 - +1
My buddy's mom died in one of these. She hit at an intersection. Was a nice car though
14 Jan 2018 17:52 - +1
That steering wheel makes me unreasonably angry
14 Jan 2018 17:54 - +1
In the future we will ride our cars *backwards.*
14 Jan 2018 17:55 - +1
Is it possible to ask for all of that with an auxiliary cord or Bluetooth input? If so, my dreams are real and unachievable.
14 Jan 2018 14:26 - +1
Where’s the nav?
14 Jan 2018 17:11 - +1
Oh no, they totally fucked up! The steering wheel is on the other side!
14 Jan 2018 15:02 - +1
Why... Is it in neutral?
14 Jan 2018 17:30 - +1
...but can it beat a Trueno x86 on a downhill mountain course?
14 Jan 2018 17:40 - +0
First car was a Subaru GL-10, sort of a cousin to the XT Several years later, worked as a mechanic at a Subaru dealership and had an XT come in for service. The turbo didn't work at all, along with just about everything else. I learned then the valuable lesson that overcomplication is a horrible handicap to any engineered machine.
14 Jan 2018 17:16 - +0
I’m thinking Jackie Chan!
14 Jan 2018 17:16 - +0
I love Japan
14 Jan 2018 12:45 - +-1
That steering wheel is cancer.
14 Jan 2018 17:48 - +-1
Why I this the steering wheel on the wrong side? The future scares me.
14 Jan 2018 14:58 - +-3
Your steering wheel is on the wrong side bro
14 Jan 2018 17:16 - +-5
This car was a vain attempt to show other designers... da wei. My soul has been devoured by the memes.

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