Can You Recognize All of These Cars?

By: Craig
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FASTEN THOSE SEAT BELTS AND ZOOM INTO THIS QUIZ! There are hundreds of different car manufacturers and thousands of different car models 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 production automobile was created 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 itself 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?

Think you know the unique look of a Volkswagen Beetle? What about a Mercedes McLaren? 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!

Put the pedal to the metal and let's find out if you're really a car expert! Put this quiz in drive and let's go!

Perhaps the most iconic car ever made and produced for a period of more than 65 years, the last Beetle (known officially as the "Type 1") rolled off the production line in 2003 in Mexico. More than 21 million Beetles were made in that time. A true classic.

One of the most iconic vehicles ever produced by Chevrolet was the Bel Air. Manufactured between 1955 and 1957, the second-generation 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 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am a very popular car on its release. So much so that more than 116,000 sold in that year alone.

Introduced in 1998, the Smart ForTwo is a city or microcar. The current, third-generation version weighs a mere 880 kg and is 106 inches long and 65 inches wide. The Mk III is available as a 3-door hatchback or 2-door cabriolet.

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, The "Type 2" made its production debut in 1949 and still today, the company manufactures its spiritual successors.

One of Jaguar's much-loved vehicles, the XJ Coupe was produced between 1975 and 1978. These were available as both a six- and 12-cylinder options and more than 8,000 were sold.

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.

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.

Positioned between Nissan's Sentra and Maxima lines, the Altima is a solid performer. First introduced in 1992, the vehicle is currently in its sixth generation and is one of the first Nissan models to offer a semi-autonomous driving mode.

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.

Not many people know this, but Peugeot is actually the oldest car manufacturers in the world. The company's popular 504, was produced between 1968 and 1983, with more than three million 504s produced.

With gas mileage of around 25 to 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.

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.

The second generation Tesla Roadster, to be released in the 2020 model year, will race from 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds and have a top speed in excess of 250 mph. The electric vehicle will have a range of 620 miles, and a base price of $200,000.

Produced between 1995 and 2006, the Stratus was a mid-sized car which was very well received when launched. It lasted for two 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, called the Volga Siber, for use in the Russia car market.

This full-sized SUV has been in production in the United States since 1996 and is currently in its fourth generation. Despite selling more than 200,000 units a year from 1997 to 2000, figures dipped to 31,655 sales in 2009. Things have rebounded slightly, with just over 54,000 Expeditions sold in 2018.

The Lexus LX has been in production since 1995. It is currently in its third generation and remains a popular option in the luxury SUV market

Sadly discontinued in 2010, the General Motors brand Pontiac 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.

Going into production in 2014, the i8 is a hybrid sports car 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 to 60 mph in just 4.4. seconds.

Comparable with more expensive models, excellent for road trips and not a bad all-rounder, the Lincoln MKZ introduced increased fuel efficiency in 2011 thanks to its hybrid engine as well as a responsive ride with excellent handling. Newer models offer a comfortable ride and great gas mileage of around 42 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highways.

Produced between 1980 and 1991, the Quattro was a two-door coupe with four-wheel drive. Not only was it popular with the public but it dominated the rally scene in the mid-‘80s.

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.

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.

For lovers of all things American over foreign cars, the Regal makes perfect sense, with a Car and Driver reviewer stating that the 2019 version of the vehicle "occupies an interesting middle ground between mainstream family sedans and European luxury hatchbacks." With a surprising amount of cargo space. The vehicle made its debut in the 1973 model year and continued until 2004. The line was revived in 2011 and continues to this day.

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 more than 325,000 units in 2018 alone.

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.

The Cayenne, a luxury crossover SUV, certainly raised eyebrows when it was released in the 2003 model year. 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.

Although still operating from the United Kingdom, Jaguar is owned by the Indian company, Tata, who acquired the marque in 2008. First hitting the market in 2013, the Jaguar F-type is a sports car available as either a two-door roadster or fastback coupe.

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 which later became the Ford Flex.

Initially introduced into the subcompact car market in 1997, Mercedes-Benz’s A-Class moved to the subcompact executive car segment in 2012. Only sold in Europe until 2018, the A-Class has recently been offered for sale in the United States and Canada.

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, developed from the original Land Rover series. 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 Motors.

Volkswagen was one of the first, and most popular, entries in 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.

The 205, named "Car of the Decade" by CAR Magazine in 1990, was a winner for Peugeot from its release in 1983. The vehicle sold 5.3 million units from then until it was discontinued in 1998.

The brainchild of Carroll Shelby, the Cobra first revved in 1962. Based on a lightweight AC Cars body that he imported from the United Kingdom, Shelby bolted a Ford Windsor 221 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.

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, ranging from 1.0-liter to 1.4-liter. Although it has a name some might consider strange, there is a method to the madness" Adam Opel was the founder of the German brand back in the later 1800s.

This Ford minivan was produced for a nine-year period between 1994 and 2003 (it was renamed the Ford Freestar from 2004 until it was discontinued in 2007). It was only the second minivan that Ford had made available in the United States, replacing the AeroStar. In 2010, Ford was forced to recall 575,000 Windstars due to rear-axle issues.

A four-door luxury sedan, Porsche introduced the Panamera in 2009. Don’t worry, the German sports car maker is selling out. The Panamera still has that German power that you associate with the brand. In fact, the Turbo model includes a 4.0-liter engine producing 542 brake horsepower.

This is specifically the BMW ALPINA B7. Introduced in 1977, the BMW 7 series 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 with handling worthy of its pedigree. The most recent version is available with either a gas or diesel engine or as a plug-in hybrid.

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, more than 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 the German words for Tiger ("Tiger") and Iguana ("Leguan") and came as the result of a naming contest.

J.K. Starley, co-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.

Audi produces a range of modern vehicles, including the A1, which launched in 2010 in the supermini class. It has a range of power plant options, from 1.0-liter to 2.0-liter TFSI (Turbo fuel stratified injection) engines.

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, more than 1 million were sold in a three-year period from 2014 to 2016.

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 of this vehicle above any others. BMW built the Isetta between 1955 and 1962. The single-cylinder vehicle got an estimated 78 mpg.

Developed in conjunction with its Formula 1 partner, McLaren, the SLR made its debut in 2003. With a 5.4 L supercharged M155 SLR V8 under the hood, the SLR generates over 600 horsepower! It is capable of speeds more than 208 mph.

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

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 engine options. The 2017 HP Barchetta, for instance, offered a 7.3-Liter power plant that would put out 789 horsepower and had a top speed of 221 mph.

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 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 power plants.

In 1959, the Mark I Mini 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 1967, replaced by, of course, the Mark II.

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