Now THIS is pretty cool.
Ford Motor Company is teaming up with the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum (NIHF) to showcase a one-of-a-kind Mustang that combines a 1965 model to a 2015 model in a side-by-side display for the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum. This unique vehicle will be split lengthwise, with two functional driver compartments.
The split-personality Mustang is part of a new, permanent Intellectual Property Power™ Exhibit at the National Inventors Hall of Fame museum on the United States Patent and Trademark Office Campus in Alexandria, Virginia. The Mustang, along with other exhibits, Museum exhibits, including the Mustang, honor the story of intellectual property and showcases the significance to progress, innovation, and culture in America.
This interactive display will highlight many items including patents and the rise of technology through the years.
Visitors to the museum will be able to sit in either side of the car and directly compare features and styling details; From the AM radio, roll-up window, vent air window, and optional retractable color-keyed and seat belts available in 1965, to the working touch screen display in the 2015 model. Some patents and other intellectual property will be displayed on accompanying monitors and over speakers. Visitors to the display will also be able to hear the sounds of the original 1965 Mustang V8 engine and a 2015 Mustang V8 engine at idle.
The unveiling ceremony took place on May 4 and Ford Motor Company’s founder Henry Ford, was highlighted at the National Inventors Hall of Fame.