100 Cars That Changed History

tn_57-Jensen_FFJensen FF” by pullen – own files. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.


57. Jensen FF 1966-1971 United Kingdom

The Jensen FF was a four-wheel drive sports car produced by British car manufacturer Jensen Motors in the late sixties. This experimental design was the first non-all-terrain production vehicle to feature four-wheel drive and antilock brakes. It featured a Dunlop Maxaret antilock braking system which had previously only been used on aircraft, trucks, and some racing cars. While some technical flaws (like not being designed to support a left-hand seat driver) and a price above that of other luxury cars in its class prevented the Jensen FF from being commercially successful, it was a pioneer which introduced key features to non-all-terrain vehicles which transformed the industry.
*Car of the Century Finalist


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