You think Dimitri Mendeleev had something like this in mind when he created his greatest contribution to mankind? Probably not, but given his gift of foresight and how incredibly famous he became for creating the Periodic Table of Elements, it probably dawned on him that one day, an auto magazine named Car and Driver would use his work as a basis for creating their own periodic table.
Only this time, it consists of sports cars instead of elements.
Tongue and cheekiness aside, the ‘scientists’ over at Car and Driver have devised a pretty cool chart that categorizes sports cars according to their properties and laying them out to create a cool and colorful table.
Take a good look at it and you’ll notice how extensive the list is, from the Lotus 7 (Element 1) to the Saleen S7 (Element 103) and everything else in between. Car and Driver has a PDF version of their ‘Periodic Table of Sports Cars’ that you can download at their website.
By the way, here’s a nice little idea for those of you in a rut on what to get your car-loving buddy for Christmas: download the PDF, have it framed, and make it your present!
From one genius idea to another, right?