Quiz: Can You Name Seven of These Heavenly Sports Cars?: HowStuffWorks
Can You Name Seven of These Heavenly Sports Cars?
By: Jonnathan Chadwick
7 Min Quiz
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About This Quiz
Very few things in life are more satisfying than buying a new car, especially if it's your first car. It's a right of passage all over the world and one of the first steps into adulthood.
Before you even know what driving is, you probably know what the most expensive cars look like. Whether you've seen one in real life or on TV, there's no denying that a Ferrari or Lamborghini or Bentley or Porsche looks very different than the average car. We've all seen cars that look like the Batmobile and we've all thought about how awesome it would be to drive one, but the reality is, driving to and from work in the Batmobile is the definition of impractical.
There's an old saying that says, "You don't put a bumper sticker on a Bentley." This is true. And to take it one step further, you don't drive a $70 million car to work every day. You don't drive an F1 car through the Burger King drive-thru. And forget about driving a McLaren around pothole-ridden city streets. Some cars are made simply to be gawked at. They cost millions and are produced in super limited quantities. They're not always the safest or most efficient cars to drive, but they are surely the most heavenly. Put your knowledge of cars to the test and see if you can name seven of these heavenly cars.
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Can you name this car popularized in the 2000 hit movie, "Gone in 60 Seconds"?
Only a couple thousand of these were made back in 1967. The car featured as "Eleanor" in "Gone in 60 Seconds" sold for $1 million. The '67 GT500 is the first of the model line, and replicas today go for about $150,000.
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What's the name of this vintage British sports car named after one of the fastest animals on the planet?
The United Kingdom is known for its sports cars, and Jaguar is one of the best around the world. The XJS model was discontinued in 1996 but it was one of the brand's nicest. It was succeeded by the XK series, and one of these vintage models can run you $200,000 today.
If you have an extra $19 million lying around, you can buy one of these cars. What is it?
This is actually a one-off model so you can't buy one. It packs close to 1,500 horsepower and sold for $12.5 million, but taxes brought the price to nearly $19 million. Bugatti won't identify the buyer, but somebody out there has a $19 million, one-of-a-kind Bugatti that tops out at 260 mph.
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Do you know this classic American sports car named after a venomous snake found all over the world?
When it comes to heavenly sports cars, there are only a couple of American models that can make the list, and the Dodge Viper is one of them. The Viper has a sporadic production schedule, but every model released can hold its own with the fastest supercars in the world.
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There are only 36 of these cars left in the world. What is it?
If you're looking for the most expensive Ferrarri possible, you may be tempted to check out the Scaglietti, Testarosa or even F150 models, but this '63 GTO takes the cake. One of the cars sold for $70 million in 2018, making it the most expensive car ever sold.
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Do you know Lamborghini's first car to top 200 mph?
Lamborghini has one of the most distinctive shapes in the world, and the Lamborghini Diablo is a classic. It only has a 5-speed transmission but can hit 200 mph. Production stopped at the end of the millennium, but you can find these around for a couple hundred thousand dollars.
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This is one of America's most iconic sports cars. What is it?
In the world of American cars, there are only a few models that can hold their own around the world, and the Corvette is one of them. The stock models might pale in comparison to many supercars, but more advanced models pack close to 800 horsepower and top out around 215 mph.
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What's the name of this luxury sports car known for handling as smooth as silk?
Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo has blended the lines between sports car and luxury car for more than a century, and the 4C Spider is a practical option for the average driver. It's unique enough to turn heads, but plain enough to drive to work every day.
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Can you name this iconic Porsche model that shares a name with emergency services?
The 911 is probably the most famous Porsche model and is what most people think of when they think of a Porsche. The high-end 911s cost close to $300,000, and a normal one costs about $100,000. There are many models of 911, and the car has been in production since 1963.
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Do you know this iconic 1950s sports car that was one of America's first?
The Ford Thunderbird is one of the first American sports cars. A few years after Chevy introduced the Corvette, Ford answered with the Thunderbird. The car was produced again in the 2000s, but wasn't as big a hit.
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What's the name of this car famous for traveling through time?
The DeLorean is most famous for being featured in the 1985 hit, "Back to The Future," but the manufacturer actually ceased production three years earlier. Although the DeLorean was so fast it could travel through time, in real life its speedometer topped out at 85 mph. The company's only model was the DMC DeLorean.
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Have you ever seen this Italian BMW? What's it called?
This super rare supercar looks exactly what you'd think a Beemer would like if Beemers were designed in Italy. There were only a few of these concept cars made back in 1991, and a few lucky buyers were able to get one.
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Do you know this car named after a hypnotic plant?
The Lotus Elise has been in production for a few decades and is a rather practical heavenly car, although it will run you about $100,000. This two-door car is somewhat tiny and tops out at about 150 mph.
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What's this vintage sports car that was named to honor the Sun?
Nissan has manufactured plenty of awesome sports cars over the years, and its Nissan Skyline became street legal in the states not too long ago, but the Datsun 280Z might be the company's nicest sports car. Production ceased in the '70s, but you can still find plenty of these on the road today.
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This car will cost you more than $3.2 million. Do you know it?
You probably won't see this car roaming the streets often, but it's actually street legal. It was created for the sole purpose of creating a street-legal F1 car, and it's manufactured in very limited production.
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Can you name this battery-powered sports car-
Tesla is known as being an American automotive company founded by Elon Musk, but he actually joined the company after its founding. When you think of luxury sports cars, you don't think battery-powered, but Tesla is working on changing that.
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Do you know this car, one of the fastest in the world?
The Swedish Koenigsegg Agera RS will cost you about $2 million and in 2018 it set the record for fastest car in the world, topping out close to 285 mph. That record has since been topped. Koenigsegg makes several supercars, and the most expensive ones can cost several million dollars.
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What's the name of this sports car stuffed with 600 horsepower?
Audi is a German manufacturer that produces a variety of practical cars, but they do have this R8 with a V10 engine that can top 200 mph. It costs about $175,000. The car is based on the Lamborghini Huracan and is manufactured by Audi's specialty division.
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Can you name this car that's named after the Ancient Quechua God of Winds?
This car will cost you more than $2 million but it doesn't have safety-regulated airbags, making the car illegal to even purchase in the United States, let alone drive. You'll have to travel to Italy, where the car is made, if you want a test drive.
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Do you know this Maserati from 2006?
Only 62 of these supercars were produced in 2004 and 2005, and they were all sold before they were even built. They were sold new for $1.5 million, so if you happen to come across one in the secondary market, you can expect to pay more than that.
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What's the name of this supercar known for being one of the fastest in the world?
The McLaren F1 gained fame at the end of the 1990s when it set the record for fastest car in the world, topping out at 240 mph. The first models weren't street-legal, but modifications were made. Today you can see this million-dollar car on the streets of the U.S.
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Can you name this exotic car that can reach 230 mph with ease?
There's no way this car belongs on a city street, but it is indeed a street-legal supercar. These Swedish cars are rarely seen in the United States, and the Mirabeau model costs about $750,000. The car was in limited production in 2005.
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It'll cost you about $3.4 million to buy this car considered the first Middle Eastern supercar. What is it?
Someone in the United Arab Emirates finally decided to create their own supercar instead of buying the world's most expensive ones, and this is what they came up with. Only seven of these were made, and they're considered the first Middle Eastern supercars.
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There's only one of these $8 million cars on the planet. Do you know what it's called?
Like most of the world's most expensive cars, this is a one-off production and we don't know who owns it. We do know that it was made in 2004 and can reach close to 220 mph. Last reports were that it was being housed in Germany, and you probably won't see it on the road any time soon.
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To ensure quality, only a handful of these Danish supercars are made each year. Do you know what it is?
This handmade car costs upward of $2 million and can hit speeds of 233 mph. Zenvo has three models of cars and they are all supercars. To uphold standards, the company only produces five cars a year, making Zenvo cars some of the rarest on the roads.
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What's the name of this Benz model that aims to recreate F1 technology in a street-legal car?
This Mercedes concept debuted in 2017 and all 275 expected units sold out at $2.7 million each. The cars still haven't been produced but are expected to hit the streets in 2020. The supercars will reach speeds of 217 mph and feature an 8-speed transmission.
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Can you name Bentley's sportiest model that costs up to $2 million for special edition models?
When most people think of Bentley, they think luxury, but the British manufacturer also makes this sports car called the Continental GT. It sells new for more than $200,000 and tops out just over 200 mph.
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Can you name this super rare American supercar that was once crowned fastest car in the world?
The Ultimate Aero might be the pinnacle of American supercars. This rare car hit an insane top speed of more than 250 mph back in 2007, but production of the model stopped in 2013. It costs about $750,000 brand new.
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Only 77 of these cars have been made. Do you know what it is?
Aston Martin only produced 77 of these cars over three years. It features a six-speed transmission and can reach speeds of 220 mph. These cars sold for $1.5 million at the time of production and have hit the secondary market for as much as $3 million.
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Do you know the name of this German supercar famous for setting the fastest lap time at Nurburgring?
The Gumpert Apollo is one of the fastest cars in the world, topping out at 225 mph, but more importantly, it set the world's fastest lap time at Germany's Nurburgring track, which is considered the most demanding race track in the world.
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Can you name this Japanese car that stands for "new," "sports car" and "unknown"?
You may not think of Acura as a luxury sports car, but take a ride in this $150,000, 600-horsepower sports car before knocking it. It's only the third production year for this model. It can't hit 200 mph, but it can accelerate 0 - 60 in less than three seconds.
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Can you name this unique, street legal British car that accelerates from 0 - 60 faster than almost any other car?
If you've ever seen this car on the street you probably wouldn't forget it because of its unique look. The car is street legal and has one of the fastest acceleration times in the world, reaching 60 mph in 2.89 seconds.
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What's the name of this British supercar modeled after a 1957 Lotus?
Sports cars get more aerodynamic and futuristic every year, but there is nothing better than a classic sports car in tip-top condition. The Caterham Seven is based on a 1950s car model, giving it a classic look even though it's a brand new car.
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This Austrian supercar debuted in 2008. Do you know it?
This supercar can almost hit 220 mph and starts at about $85,000. If that sounds like a bargain, you'll be sad to learn this car is illegal to drive in the United States. It is pronounced "crossbow" and has been in production since 2008.
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Do you know this handbuilt car from the United Kingdom?
This British sports car has been in production for almost a decade and it's one of the fastest street-legal cars in the world. It's legal in the U.S. because it's considered a kit car, but it will cost you more than $200,000.
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Can you name this one-door, mid-engine racecar?
If you're looking at this car and thinking there's no way in the world it's street-legal, you're wrong. It's legal to drive on Main Street and it goes from 0 - 62 mph in less than 2.5 seconds. It's marketed as a street-legal F1 car.
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Less than 100 of these Spanish supercars have been built? What is it?
Not to be outdone by Italian and British neighbors, Spain dropped this supercar that can go 0 - 60 in 2.9 seconds and top 230 mph. The car is in extremely limited production and you'll have to fork over at least $1.2 million if you want one.
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What's the name of this car created by an Italian design company?
This sports car has a sophisticated style native to Italian designers and is sure to turn heads on the road. It isn't the most powerful sports car to come out of Italy and tops out at 185 mph, but costs half the price of a Lamborghini or Ferrari.
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Can you name this car that was only produced for one year in the 1990s?
The Ascari Ecosse debuted in 1998 for about $100,000, but it was only produced for one year (17 cars in total). If you happen to come across one on the secondary market, its price will at least double. The car is street legal and can hit 200 mph.
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Do you know this American supercar modeled after one of the greatest endurance cars of the 1960s?
Ford doesn't produce the GT every year, but when it does, it's a beast. The newest model will run you about $500,000 and the only other model is the 2006 version. The cars are based on the GT40 of the 1960s. Only 105 GT40s were ever produced and if you happen to find one on the secondary market, it'll cost about $3 million.
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