Ruxton automobiles were founded in 1929; the first vehicle introduced in America was a front-wheel drive. At the time, it was truly an example of innovation, with its unique design and state of the art engineering. This reading is an attraction for those who either remember the last version of Ruxton or vehicle lovers!
What was Ruxton?
The Ruxton had quite rare front lights at the time, in the form of headlamps, which later became the symbol of identification. When Ruxton was first launched in 1929, it was supposed to be around 1000 pieces in production. However, lawsuits and manufacturing cost less than 50 Ruxtons could only be manufactured due to law and order.
These cars were extremely luxurious and were a symbol of wealth. Only a select few people at the time could afford them. To this day, many people who had bought the Ruxton have passed it down from generation to generation. Now their grandchildren are the owners of them. 19 Ruxton automobiles are still remaining in the world, and their estimated worth is north of $500,000.
The Exterior of Engineering
It can be said that because of the cutting edge engineering, the Ruxton was really advanced for its time. In fact, it took other companies 10-15 years to match the Ruxton in terms of performance and luxury. Also, back wheel drives were prevalent at the time and for a car to be driven by its front wheels was almost unheard of, particularly in America. The Ruxton was also much bigger and taller in size. Its height was around 6 feet at the time, which is roughly 1.8 meters. Other cars at this time could only manage around 1.3 meters. So at a glance, the Ruxton looked extremely eye-catching and powerful due to its size.
The Downside of the Ruxton
One drawback of the Ruxton was, however, their cat-like headlights. Although they seemed extremely aesthetic and pleasing to the naked eye, their performance in terms of the light they produced wasn’t that great. So many owners of the Ruxton didn’t drive their cars in the night time because they were always a risk of accidents and not being able to see the road properly. A lot of owners had their headlights replaced with the standard ones, which didn’t look as good, but they produced more light. The great depression was a tough time for all automobile companies, and Ruxton wasn’t any different. Demand for automobiles at the time was greatly reduced due to the depression, and for an upcoming company, that was a fatal blow. Furthermore, a Ruxton was estimated to be around $3000 at the time, and it was a price tag; only a select few people could match.
The Interior of Ruxton
The body style of the Ruxton was that of a sedan. Its body was extremely ambitious; it had a custom paint job and large stripes around its body that made it unforgettable to anyone who saw it. The Ruxton’s top speed was comparatively higher to most of the normal production cars at the time despite the fact that it was built for luxury, although an exact figure hasn’t been quoted.
The End & Begining
Ruxton Automobiles ended in the 1930s. However, Modern Era Motors, the company that was responsible for Ruxton in the first place, has started another initiative to begin production of the Ruxton once again by the mid-2020s. Although there are many factors that are yet to be resolved, following in the footsteps of the 1929 design, 21st century Ruxton will also focus on luxury similar to the Rolls Royce rather than making a very high-performance car like McLaren. Also, keeping in mind that the first Ruxton was a pioneer in terms of its groundbreaking front-wheel drive at the time, the 21st century Ruxton will also look to innovate by producing fully electric cars similar to a Tesla.
When fully functional and if things go according to plan, the Ruxton will be able to carry out an entire trip using its groundbreaking artificial intelligence and autopilot feature that will be able to judge factors such as braking distance, speed, which lane the car should be in, whether it should overtake or not, and how fast it should go keeping in mind the amount of battery left. The car will also be able to pick the best possible route, which will have the shortest distance and the minimal amount of traffic because it will be linked to the maps.
Ruxton is varied in the greenhouse effect and how cars contribute to it; hence making a fully electric car will ensure that it does not contribute to it at all. It is important for other car manufacturing companies to slowly transition into electric cars so the car industry can continue to be sustainable. It is also essential that they abandon the use of fossil fuels that will deplete in the not too distant future.
Reborn in 2022
The 21st century Ruxton will be engineered in a way that offers maximum road safety as its low center of gravity and aerodynamic shape will assist the driver in remaining in control at all times and not feel turbulence at high speeds. The new car in 2022 will have a luxury model, an eco mode, and a sports mode, depending on the preference of the driver. The sports mode will offer greater acceleration, the eco mode will reduce even further and improve the battery efficiency, and the luxury mode will reduce background noise, and the car will not feel any bumps on the road.
On sports mode, the car will be able to reach a top speed of 300 km/hr and will be able to go from 0 to 100 km/hr in 6.1 seconds. One hour of charging will result in an approximate 1.5 to 2 days of usage. There will be a port on both sides of the car that will offer both ac and dc supply charging. However, the dc supply will result in the vehicle charging a lot faster.
The 21st-century version will do everything in its capabilities to match the exploits of the 20th-century version and be a pioneer in terms of its innovation.