Cadillac introduced many interesting cars during the ’50s, but the most memorable and influential is the 1959 Cyclone. They built it on a shortened chassis with an advanced independent suspension all around. And with a 390 V8 engine, the Cyclone was a functional car with a performance much better than the regular model.
Allegedly, they fitted the Cyclone with a radar they mounted in the front cones, which they designed to detect vehicles in front to help drivers avoid crashing. Today, 70 years later, this technology is common in almost all new vehicles. But back in the late ’50s, it was science fiction.