McLaren’s Design Director Frank Stephenson believes the future holds shapeshifting chameleon cars and robots that can teach their drivers how to drive on a track without killing themselves.

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Car companies usually only talk about what’s coming in the five years or so, but designers have to be looking at the future of the car industry from a wider perspective.

In Blackbird’s ‘Ten Years Later’ movie, Frank Stephenson talks about the possibility of nuclear-powered cars following the principle of submarines, hydrogen as a more likely solution that’s already here and how above all, he believes the cars will ‘stay on the ground with four wheels, forever’.

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Stephenson also mentions shapeshifting metals as the next logical step following active aerodynamics, color-changing bodies at a push of a button and interiors that will entertain us better than ever.

Interesting to say the least, but for now, I just want that 562hp rear-wheel drive thing Robert Melville came up with under his guidance.

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