The "game changer" in any industry is much like a giant, screeching asteroid violently colliding with the planet, altering the entire landscape, and forcing anything left to adapt in its wake. The fallout tends to favor the tiny single-cell organisms of the world. But that's okay because, one day, those resilient beings will evolve to decode the secrets of the universe, or create the R8. So, it all works out in the end.
For the most part, the auto industry has seen a slow, steady evolution from the horseless carriage to today's automated supercars. But every now and then, an invention comes along that radically changes the course of development and allows the industry to take massive leaps forward. Some of these "game changing" ideas, like the Ford Motor Company's movement to mass production, not only affected the auto industry, but also other industries worldwide as assembly lines became central to modern day consumerism and economics.On this list, we're going to look at the cars that changed the auto industry, and forced revolutionary innovations in car design, car technology, marketing, and general badass mechanics.