Can You Name the Car Brand From 3 Facts?


By: Robin Tyler

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Since the first car was produced in 1885, there have been so many models come and go.

Some last a short period of time, while others are around for what seems like a lifetime. And in some instances, it is indeed a lifetime. 

Why? Well, a car that gets marketed for a long period of time has become successful for a number of reasons. And there are many of them, but some stand out. It might be an incredible performance model, or it might be an honest, reliable runner that can be trusted to get you and your family from A to B safely and securely. 

Whatever the reason, a car that has longevity is no fluke! And we all have our favorites, don't we? Many people are influenced in their car choices by the cars their parents drove, those that they have grown up with. But it's not always like that.

But let's get to the task at hand. No pictures here, just facts! We give you three facts and you have to name the car that they relate to. 

Seems easy enough doesn't it. Well, let's see how you fare!

Start your engine ... and go!

And the best of luck to you. 

This vehicle was first released in 1915 and manufactured by the A.O. Smith Company. It was the bare bones of cars at the time, and that didn't change when another company bought the rights to the vehicle. Can you name it?

The Briggs and Stratton Flyer was essentially a wooden bench that moved. It had no protection for the driver from the elements and no shock absorbers. By 1920, however, cars had already evolved to a point of relative comfort, and the Flyer just wasn't what the public was looking for.


The first rolled off the production line in 1937. The last in 2003. In that time over 20 million were built. What car are we talking about?

Has there ever been a car more iconic than the Volkswagen Beetle? Or a car produced for a period of over 65 years like the Beetle was (the last rolled off the production line in 2003 in Mexico)? No, there probably hasn’t been and never will be. A true classic!


It produces 1,500 brake horsepower. It costs close to $3 million. And it is super fast. What is it?

The Bugatti Chiron’s 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine produces 1,500 brake horsepower. Its $2.9 million price tag will cause heart palpitations for your bank manager! It's probably worth it to travel at 261 mph though.


A convertible pickup. With retractable hardtop. Sounds weird. It was, and not many people bought it. Can you name the vehicle?

A pickup with a difference, the SSR was produced by Chevrolet between 2003 and 2006. In fact, SSR stands for Super Sport Roadster with the vehicle actually a convertible pickup with a retractable hardtop! Unfortunately for Chevrolet, sales for the SSR were not exactly stellar.


Produced in the 1930s, was this the world's first minivan? Many think it was. Its insect-like look led to its name. What is it?

Many car experts believe the Stout Scarab to be the first-ever minivan, although the designers and the general public might not have known it at the time. You can certainly see why they named it the Scarab, as it looks like an elongated beetle.


Not one, but two 2.5-liter V6 engines power this bonkers car. And they each drive their own set of wheels. And that means this car could run like the wind. Do you know what it is?

The Suzuki Escudo Dirt Trail took part in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1998. It had two 2.5-liter twin turbo V6 engines, one for each set of wheels! It produced 981 brake horsepower and was capable of 206 mph.


Over 40 million units of this car have been sold worldwide since 1966. In fact, it is the world's best selling car. Identify it, please.

The best-selling car in the world, the Toyota Corolla was first introduced in 1966. During its lifetime, it has had 11 redesigns over that period, first starting out as a subcompact model, moving to a compact as well as mid-sized categories. In 2016, over 300,000 units of the Corolla were sold in the United States alone. And over 40 million have been sold worldwide over the years.


Name the car that started the hot hatch revolution. It was powered by a fuel-injected engine and introduced in 1976.

Volkswagen started the ‘hot hatch’ revolution with the introduction of the Golf GTI in 1976. This was a Golf Mk 1 with a high performance engine, and instantly became a hit.


Only six of this car, now over 100 years old, were ever made. It was powered by a 3.0-liter engine. Can you name it?

Designed by Sir Henry Royce, the 15 hp was produced just for 1905 with 6 made. It was powered by a 3.0-liter 3 cylinder engine.


A 2-door sports car designed with the help of the legendary Ayrton Senna. Can you name this car first introduced in 1990?

Also known as the Honda NSX, this 2-door sports car became very popular in the United States. Former F1 champion, Ayrton Senna even had input into its design.


In production for 27 years, the first generation of this car starred in the Hollywood film, "The Graduate." Power options ran up to 1.8-liter motors. Can you name it?

Although the Alfa Romeo Spider had a production run from 1966 to 1993, it is the ’66 to ’69 models, the first generation, that are highly sought as classic cars. This version had three powerplant options, either 1.3-liter, 1.5-liter or 1.8-liter.


A lesser-known '70s performance car aimed at the younger market, it even had its own rallying call. Can you identify the make and model?

The Rebel, particularly the 1970 models, took AMC straight into the muscle car fight. This was a real looker, blessed with a muscle car stance. With “Up with the Rebel Machine!”, AMC's slogan for the car, they were certainly trying to buy into the younger market.


It's a sports car. It's a hybrid. It's awesome! Name it.

A hybrid sports car first seen in 2014, the i8 is not only good for the environment, but it is possibly one of the best looking cars on the road today. And for a hybrid, it is incredibly quick, going from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.


A muscle car with a V6 engine ... yes, that's right. And it was quick! Name it, please.

This '80s muscle car quickly took the fight to its more established rivals from Ford and Chevrolet, particularly the GNX edition. It was powered by a turbocharged V6 engine.


Can you name a 1970 race car that was soon banned thanks to a fan on the back? It produces amazing downforce.

With a massive fan on the back and low side skirts, the Chaparral 2J sucked to the tarmac, giving the car incredible downforce and making it two seconds a lap faster than its competitors in the 1970 Can-Am series. It was soon banned.


This 1950s truck used various parts from the maker's other vehicles. It was considered a truck of the future but failed miserably. What is it?

Built in the late '50s, the Sweptside was marketed as the truck of the future. In reality, Dodge truck sales were insignificant and the Sweptside actually used car parts from other Dodge models. In fact, the Sweptside even featured tailfins so popular at the time. Although it was certainly different, the Sweptside never made a dent in the pickup market and was shelved in 1959.


Name the most expensive car ever sold at auction. It went for a cool $38 million probably because it once belonged to Stirling Moss. What car are we talking about?

The most expensive car ever sold at auction is a Ferrari GTO, sold in California in 2014 for $38 million. It was then sold a year later for $52 million in a private deal to an unnamed buyer. This GTO was the personal property of the legendary Stirling Moss.


This Chinese van/pickup was based on a Daihatsu chassis. It was sold between 2001 and 2009. Any idea as to what it is?

Introduced in 2001, the PU was a 2-door van/pickup from Chinese automaker, Geely. Based on the Daihatsu Charade platform, the PU was marketed till 2007.


Name the civilian version of a military vehicle that even Arnold Schwarzenegger owned. Sadly, they are no longer made.

A civilian version of the Humvee military vehicle, the Hummer H1 would then obviously be more than capable as an off-roader. And it is but with limitations. In fact, some H1 owners went as far as changing out the standard 6.5-liter diesel engine and replacing it with something to provide more speed. Another disadvantage is that the H1 is a massive vehicle. You need the large open off-road track for this behemoth.


Identify this British off-roader, first seen in 1983.

Designed by the man who brought us the Land Rover, Maurice Wilks, the first Defender was produced in 1983. Defenders are tough as nails and excellent off-road vehicles. They are a particular favorite of farmers in the United Kingdom.


Introduced in 1959, this is one of the greatest small cars ever made. Can you name it?

In 1959, the Mini Mk 1 was introduced to the world. And what a popular car it proved to be. Over the years, it underwent a number of upgrades, but that distinct Mini appeal never left. The last of these cars rolled off the production line in the late 1990s.


Identify this popular sedan found worldwide since 1982. Over 200,000 were sold in the United States in 2016.

Japanese automaker introduced the Nissan to Japan in 1982. Over the years, this vehicle, found in the compact car class, has been sold in a number of markets around the world, including America. In fact, it quickly became a top seller in the States and in 2016, over 200,000 units were sold. The Sentra is currently in seventh generation.


Name this late '90s car with very retro styling. Loved by some and hated by others, around 11,000 were sold.

First released in 1997, it was hard not to notice the Prowler with its retro styling. This 2-door roadster was powered by a 3.5-Liter EGG V6 engine. Over 11,000 were made.


Do you know which of these is an off-roader released in the late 1990s powered by a big V8 engine?

Designed by Soni Honegger, the Scorpion was released in 1997. This off-roader can go just about anywhere thanks to its pivot suspension and is often used in wilderness rescue. Power is supplied by a Chevrolet V8 engine.


Name this fully electric SUV with a range of over 200 miles. Its front and back wheels are driven by their own motors.

A luxury SUV, the Tesla Model X is an electric vehicle capable of travelling between 237–295 miles on a single charge depending on driving conditions. Sporting all-wheel drive and two motors, the top of the range P90D produces 193 kilowatts to the front tires and 375 kilowatts to the rear tires!


This two-door sports coupe was first released in Japan in 2012. Interestingly, power comes from a straight-four engine. Can you name it?

First released in 2012, the 86 is a two-door fastback coupe sportscar. It is powered by a 2.0-liter straight four engine which propels the 86 to 100 mph in 7.6 seconds.


Safe, reliable, understated ... all words used to describe this next vehicle. Both diesel and gas versions with manual and automatic transmissions were available in the range. Which car are we talking about?

This premium compact car was produced for two generations from 1995 to 2012. The second generation was well received, with global sales for around 270,000 units from 2006 to 2011. The S40 included four gasoline and four diesel models with both manual and automatic transmissions.


It's expensive, incredibly fast and with an engine that pushes out over 1,000 brake horsepower. From the options below, which car are we talking about?

With an engine that pushes out 1.163 brake horsepower, it is easy to see why any car nut with the cash wants to buy a Zenvo TS1 GT (despite its silly name). Powered by a 5.8-liter V8 engine with not one but two superchargers, the TS1 will cost around $1.2 million.


Muscle cars are awesome right? Not so much this one, which not only looked like it had been chopped at the back but was voted one of the worst cars of all time.

Voted by Time Magazine as one of the 50 Worst Cars of All Time, the Gremlin was ugly. Essentially a shortened AMC Hornet, the Gremlin used vacuum-operated wipers, didn't have disk brakes or use radial tires. It wasn't very well received.


Do you know the name of this sports car, released in the late 1970s and designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro? Only 453 were made.

Designed by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, the M1 sports car was released in 1978 and built for a period of three years in which 453 were made. This was BMW's first mid-engined car and was powered by a 3.5-liter double overhead cam straight six engine. It had a top speed of 162 mph.


Big, brash and bold ... and loved by rappers! This SUV was introduced in 1998.

When you think of big luxury SUVs, certainly the Escalade pops into your mind. With its massive 20-inch rims, large tires and plenty of chrome, the Escalade is perfect for those who want to make an entrance. This probably explains why it is loved by rappers!


Ahead of its time, this 1930s car was designed with aerodynamics in mind. It didn't sell well, however.

Ahead of its time, the Chrysler Airflow incorporated aerodynamics in its design in the 1930s. Sadly, the public didn't care and it sold poorly, lasting just three years in production.


Two legendary names combined to produce this vehicle. It had lots of power, and lots of shiny chrome. What is it?

Although they had collaborated before, the 2007 F-150 Harley-Davidson Supercharged saw a massive influence from Harley. This included chrome, lots of chrome among other aesthetic details. And the powerplant? Well this F-150 had 5.4-liter V-8 capable of 450 brake horsepower.


Sold in Asia and Africa, this pickup was introduced in 2006. It is of Chinese origin. Can you name it?

The Wingle is a pickup truck produced by Great Wall Motors and is sold in a number of markets including Europe and Africa. It was first introduced in 2006 and is currently in its third generation.


Taking a model from its stablemate and sprucing it up didn't prove a popular idea. Name this pickup that just didn't sell.

An uptrimmed version of the Ford F-150, the Blackwood was Lincoln's answer to the pickup market. It only sold in America in 2002 due to a poor reception from the public.


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