Exotic Car Quiz

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Exotic cars inspire a legion of car enthusiasts to empty their wallets for a taste of life in the fast lane. Will you be at the front of the pack after racing through the exotic car quiz?

What's the most expensive American car ever sold?

The 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake made history on Jan. 21, 2007 when it was sold at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction for a record $5.5 million.

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The Bugatti Veyron, the world's fastest car, has how much horsepower?

The Bugatti Veyron's W-16 engine can produce 1,001 horsepower and send it racing at speeds above 250 mph (402 kph).

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The Bugatti Veyron burns how many gallons of gasoline each hour?

When you take into account the fact that car engines are only about one-quarter efficient, you find that the Veyron has to be able to burn more than 80 gallons (303 liters) of gas per hour to achieve its high horsepower rating.

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What's the name of the car that starred in the hit show "Knight Rider"?

K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand) was the supercar that David Hasselhoff drove in order to fight crime.

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What government body establishes the standards a car has to meet to be deemed "street legal"?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) establishes and enforces the safety standards that cars have to meet before they're allowed on the streets.

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What car served as the time machine in the "Back to the Future" movies?

Before the DeLorean DMC-12 was featured in the Michael J. Fox flicks, dealers sold the car at a loss just to get rid of it. After "Back to the Future" was released, fans everywhere clamored to get their hands on one.

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Which of the following cars is a street-legal F1 car?

The lightweight Caparo T1 is the closest thing to a Formula 1 car you'll ever see on the highway.

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Which of the following is not one of the ways manufacturers make their cars faster?

Common ways to increase a car's speed include reducing its weight and increasing its engine power to achieve more horsepower.

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Which of the following can the Caparo T1 not do?

Caparo claims that its street-legal and can drive through a tunnel upside down and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in 2.5 seconds.

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How many seconds does it take the Ariel Atom to reach 60 mph (97 kph)?

The two-seater supercar's low weight-to-power ratio enables it to achieve a speed of 60 mph (97 kph) in just under three seconds.

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