FASTEN THOSE SEAT BELTS AND ZOOM INTO THIS QUIZ! There are hundreds of different car manufacturers and thousands of different cars on the street. From foreign-made cars like the Volkswagen Beetle to domestic models like the Chevrolet Corvette, can you recognize all these cars?
The first car was invented in 1885 by German inventor Karl Benz. This innovation had three wheels and an internal combustion engine. The car industry would go on to grow from there. German manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, would name their company after their German inventor and the country would go on to produce other popular companies such as Audi and BMW.
Car brands would continue to grow all over the world with Toyota and Nissan in Japan, Ford and GMC in the United States, and Jaguar and Land Rover in the U.K. With all the cars roaming the streets, can you recognize all of them?
Can you spot the unique look of a Volkswagen Beetle? What about a Mercedes McClaren? Could you pick out a Cadillac Escalade or a Dodge Charger? If you can, you might be ready to speed through this quiz!
From the thousands of different car brands on the street, can you recognize all these cars? There's only one way to find out!
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Perhaps the most iconic car ever made and produced for a period of over 65 years, the last Beetle rolled off the production line in 2003 in Mexico. Over 21 million Beetles were made in that time. A true classic.
Sadly discontinued in 2009, Pontiac, a General Motors brand has produced some iconic names in motoring and none more so than its GTO. The first models, released in 1964 were available in a convertible, hardtop and coupe.
A two-seat rear wheel-drive sports car from Porsche, the Cayman was introduced in 2006. It is named after the Caiman, a reptile similar to an alligator. Porsche, however, chose a different spelling.
The Ford Fairlane was produced by Ford between 1955 and 1961 in the full-sized car segment and from 1962 to 1970 in the mid-sized car segment. Over this period, seven generations were built. The Fairlane name was used on a concept car in 2005. This later became the Ford Flex.
One of the most iconic vehicles ever produced by Chevrolet was the Bel Air. Manufactured between 1955 and 1957, the Bel Air will always be remembered for its fantastic trim and those beautiful pointy tailfins.
A huge Phoenix decal on the hood and massive air scoop along with its sleek lines made the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am a very popular car on its release in 1979. So much so that over 100,000 sold that year alone.
Lamborghini makes incredibly beautiful cars, and the Gallardo could be the best of all. Produced between 2003 and 2013, the second generation of the car was powered by a 5.2-liter V10. Lamborghini even released a convertible, the Spyder, with a fully automated soft top.
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.
The brainchild of Carroll Shelby, the Cobra first revved in anger in 1962. Based on a lightweight AC body that he imported from the United Kingdom, Shelby bolted a Ford 260 engine to it. In the years that followed, Shelby bolted even bigger engines to the imported frame which brought about a car with unbelievable power but equally impressive handling.
For lovers of all things American over foreign cars, the Regal makes perfect sense. Although the base entry is slightly underpowered, it handles well and is an excellent drive. The interior also has some modern technology combined with a good overall finish. If you are planning on a long road-trip, pack light because cargo space is limited.
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 it instantly became a hit.
Great value for money, excellent for road trips and not a bad all-rounder, the Lincoln MKZ offers fuel efficiency thanks to its hybrid engine as well as a responsive ride with excellent handling. Not only that but also expect a comfortable ride and great gas mileage of around 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highways.
Developed in conjunction with the Formula 1 team, McLaren, the SLR made its debut in 2003. With a 5.4 L supercharged M155 SLR V8 under the hood and a manual gearbox, the SLR generates over 600 brake horsepower! It is capable of speeds over 300 km/h.
Released in the city car class in 2012, the Adam is a three-door hatchback from the German manufacturer, Opel. It has three powerplant options from 1.0 liter to 1.4 liter. Although it has a strange name, there is a method to the madness. Adam Opel was the founder of the German brand back in the later 1800s.
Available in the United States since 2006 and Europe a decade later, the Edge competes in the mid-size crossover SUV segment. It offers three-engine options on US models, with the 3.5-liter Duratec V6 the largest available.
Still going strong today, the Dodge Grand Caravan was first introduced in 1984 and is considered to be one of the first minivans ever to enter the auto market.
The Lexus LS has been in production since 1995. It is currently in its third generation and remains a popular option in the SUV market
Since the Golf Mk 1 hit the roads in 1974, this iconic German brand has continued to thrill motorists the world over. Now in its seventh incarnation, Golfs remain popular and have become top-of-the-range, highly sophisticated cars.
The iconic Mercedes Benz company came about in 1925 with the merger of Benz & Cie and the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) company. It has produced many cars over the years, but the B Class is one of their newer models first introduced in 2005 and is marketed as a sports tourer.
The Civic is one of Honda's most popular models and it's not hard to see why. Ample space, both for passengers and cargo, a smooth, quiet ride, excellent handling and brilliant gas mileage make the Civic hard to beat. In fact, around 1 million were sold in a three-year period from 2014 to 2016.
First seen in 2014, the i8 is a hybrid sportscar from BMW. Not only is it good for the environment, but it is possibly one of the best looking cars on the road today. The i8 can go from 0-60 mph in just 4.4. seconds.
The Cayenne, a luxury crossover SUV certainly raised eyebrows when it was released in 2002. It produced a number of first for the company in that it was the first four-door vehicle ever made by Porsche as well well as their first off-road machine.
Initially introduced into the subcompact car market in 1997, Mercedes Benz’s A Class moved to the compact car segment in 2012. Only sold in Europe, the Mercedes Benz A Class is a very popular option in that segment selling around 100,000 units a year over the past five years.
One of their Jaguar's much-loved vehicles, the XJ Coupe was built between 1975 and 1978. These were available as both a six- and 12-cylinder options and over 8,000 were sold.
Andre Peugeot designed his first vehicle in 1889 in the form of a steam-driven 3-wheeler. In 1896, he formed Société des Automobiles Peugeot and started building gas-driven cars. And Peugeot has made some iconic cars over the years but perhaps none more so than the 205 GTI.
J.K. Starley, founder of Rover, designed an early electric car in 1888 but this never went into production. The Rover 8, the first car produced by the company saw the light of day in 1904. Over the years, Rover has produced a range of different vehicles. Their P6, produced in the ‘60s and ‘70s was the very first recipient of the European Car of the Year award in 1964.
Introduced in 1998, the Smart ForTwo is a city or microcar that weighs a mere 880 kg and is 106 inches long and 65 inches wide. Still in production, the current Mk III is available as a 3-door hatchback or 2-door cabriolet.
Maurice Wilks designed the first Land Rover in 1947. Over the years, it has become a favorite of many with the Defender one of the companies most iconic models. The first Defender rolled off the production lines in 1983 and remained in production till 2016. Land Rover is currently owned by the Indian company, Tata.
Introduced in 1977, the BMW is the flagship of the company's executive cars. The latest generation, the sixth overall has everything that its predecessors offered and more. This is German luxury, but with a powerplant and handling out of the top drawer. Spacious, elegant and with a range of gadgets, the price you pay for this vehicle might be higher than most, but it is certainly worth it
With gas mileage of around 25-30 mpg while city driving and up to 38 mpg on the highway, the Accord is one of the least thirsty cars in its class. Add to that comfort, space, features and impressive handling and you can see why this car is so well-loved.
Built by Italian firm Pagani, the Zonda sports car had a unique look when introduced in 1999. A number of models followed over the years, with a range of power plant options including a 6.0 /7.0 or 7.3 liter M120 AMG V12 motor with the 7.0 liter pushing out 540 brake horsepower.
This Ford minivan was produced for a nine-year period between 1994 and 2003. It was only the second minivan that Ford had made available in the United States and replaced the AeroStar. In 2010, Ford was forced to recall 575,000 Windstars due to rear-axle issues.
Produced between 1986 and 2011, the Dodge Dakota is a pickup truck competing in the mid-sized market segment. After sales figures were halved over a three-year period from 2005, the Dakota was dropped a few years later.
The Clio has been a very popular compact car option within Europe for the past two decades. Available in a range of configurations, the Clio sold over 310,000 units in 2016 alone.
The Pacer was not everybody’s cup of tea back in the day. But thanks to an iconic part in the Hollywood blockbuster, Wayne’s World, this little car has developed quite a cult following.
Audi produces a range of modern vehicles including the A1, launched in 2010 in the super-mini class. It has a range of powerplant options from 1.2-liter gas engines to 2.0-liter turbo-diesels.
Volkswagen started life in Germany in 1937. The first vehicle produced by the company was the iconic Beetle, or ‘People’s Car’ as it became known. But Volkswagen also produced another iconic vehicle. Commonly known as the Bus, this vehicle made its debut in 1949 and still today, the company manufactures its spiritual successors.
Mini cars have a certain charm and perhaps the most famous of them all is the Isetta. Interestingly, this was not a BMW design but built under license. Most people, however, remember the BMW model above any others. BMW built the Isetta between 1955 and 1962.
Although still operating from the United Kingdom, Jaguar is owned by the India company, Tata who acquired the marque in 2008. Interestingly, the iconic mascot which appears on the hood of most models is chrome plated and known as ‘The Leaper’. The Jaguar F type first hit the market in 2013. This sports car is available as both a 2-door roadster and fastback coupe.
Produced between 1980 and 1991, the Quattro was a 2-door coupe with four-wheel drive. Not only was it popular with the public but it dominated the rally scene in the mid-‘80s.
Not many people know but Peugeot is actually the oldest car manufacturers in the world. Their most popular model, the 504, was produced between 1968 and 1983 and is the company's highest selling model.
A compact crossover vehicle (CUV), the Tiguan was first produced in 2007. And what a hit they were. In fact, in the first four years of production, over 700,000 were sold across the globe. Currently, the second generation of this CUV is on sale around the world. And the name? Well, apparently it’s a combination of Tiger and Iguana.
This is specifically the BMW ALPINA B7. Introduced in 1977, the BMW is the flagship of the company's executive cars. The latest generation, the sixth overall, has everything that its predecessors offered and more. This is German luxury, but with a powerplant and handling out of the top drawer. Spacious, elegant and with a range of gadgets, the price you pay for this vehicle might be higher than most, but it is certainly worth it.
The Nissan Altima is a solid performer blessed with above-average gas mileage figures, a comfortable interior, and spacious cargo areas. That said, it offers a bland interior, average powerplant options and still makes use of some older technology that competitors have long since replaced.
Announced toward the end of 2017, the second generation Tesla Roadster will race from 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds and have a top speed of 250mph.
This full-sized SUV has been in production in the United States since 1996 and is currently in its fourth generation. Despite selling over 200,000 units a year from 1997 to 2000, figures have slowly dropped and in 2016, Ford sold just over 59,000 Expeditions.
Produced between 1995 and 2006, the Stratus was a mid-sized car which was very well received when launched. It lasted for three generations before it was discontinued. Interestingly, all production lines and equipment used to make the Stratus were sold the Russian automaker GAZ, who produced 9,000 models for use in the Russia car market.
The Opel Mokka is the German car manufacturer’s current SUV offering. It was launched in 2012 and is available in a number of markets. Interestingly, this SUV is marketed in China and the USA but as the Buick Encore. The Mokka offers both petrol and diesel powerplants.
A four-door luxury sedan, Porsche introduced the Panamera in 2009. Don’t worry, the German sports car maker aren’t selling out. The Panamera still has that German power that you associate with the brand. In fact, the S model includes a 4.8-liter turbo engine producing 542 brake horsepower.