@ttyymmnn Sputnik was launched in 1957 and the space race was on. I wonder how much of the radical change in styling was due to jets and how much due to rockets.
The Jetsons first aired in 1962, so I would assume that the concept art would have been created around 1961. The Jetson's car with tailfins and bubble canopy seems to fit with Detroit's concept cars of the late 50s. This makes me think more space-age than jet-age.
@thomas-donohue I get where they were going with it, but it ends up looking too stubby and squared-off, and the weird taillights that kinda mimic the original Boxster concept really don't work at all.
The Spyder, on the other hand, that works.