Past Exhibition Ran from 23 November 2019 to 19 April 2020

Cars: Accelerating the Modern World

As we approach another major turning point in automotive design, this exhibition looked at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today.

"A thrilling ride"

The Independent

This exhibition is now closed at V&A South Kensington

Over its short 130-year history, the car has become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. It has revolutionised manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies.

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Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
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Background image: E-Type Jag, opening of the M1 motorway, Vogue 1960. Photo Duffy. © Duffy Archive