In what could only have been an April Fool’s joke (unfortunately delivered two weeks late), Motor Trend revealed its “exclusive” look at what the Apple Car “could” look like. Rather than being based on exclusive reporting, information, or leaks, Motor Trend decided to write an entire article – complete with hilarious artwork – based on guesses about the Apple Car. Hilarious!
The tech news world was not amused, however, missing the joke behind this unfortunately timed April Fool’s prank.
Whether it was the awkward, 90s-retro-in-a-bad-way rendering or the overstuffed “futuristic” dashboard, the whole thing was a delightful throwback to the silly “what if?” articles found commonly in old car magazines.
It’s too bad Motor Trend decided to go to the trouble of promoting their article like it was actually an exclusive scoop. Whoops!
Sorry, Motor Trend! Hope you finish next year’s gag in time for April 1st!