What Is This Car Most Famous For?

By: Robin Tyler
Estimated Completion Time
7 min
Toyota Corolla This is a Toyota Corolla. What record does it hold?
The best selling car brand ever
The Toyota Corolla has been around since 1966. In that time, its 12 generations have sold 39 million units, making it the best selling name plate for a vehicle ever.
The heaviest production car ever made
The fastest car ever recorded
A car marketed at women

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Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard is famous for which of these below?
The best selling car brand ever
The heaviest production car ever made
The heaviest production car in the world, the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard tips the scales at 5,100 kilograms.
The fastest car ever recorded
A car marketed at women

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Koenigsegg Agera Which of these answers is the Koenigsegg Agera RS most famous for?
The best selling car brand ever
The heaviest production car ever made
The fastest car ever recorded
The Koenigsegg Agera RS is the fastest car on the planet. And the fastest speed achieved? An incredible 277.9 mph.
A car marketed at women

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Dodge La Femme Released in the 1950's, what was the Dodge La Femme famous for?
The best selling car brand ever
The heaviest production car ever made
The fastest car ever recorded
A car marketed at women
Produced by Dodge between 1955 and 1956, this 2-door hardtop was specifically aimed at the fairer sex. Only 2,500 were sold in a two-year period, although little evidence suggests that it was well marketed.

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1915 Cadillac Type 51 (V8) Any idea as to why is the 1915 Cadillac Type 51 famous?
The first car in the United States to use a V8 engine
Released in 1915, the Cadillac Type 51 was powered by a V8 engine. This was the power plant of choice for the company and Cadillac have continued to use V8 engines in most of their cars.
A car marketed at women
The best selling car brand ever
The heaviest production car ever made

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Stout Scarab The Stout Scarab is considered to be ...
The fastest car ever recorded
The best selling car brand ever
The first car in the United States to use a V8 engine
The world's first minivan
Car enthusiasts 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; it looks like a long elongated beetle. The Scarab was built in the 1930's.

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1963 Aston Martin DB5 Which of these would most relate to the Aston Martin DB5?
The world's first minivan
James Bond's first cool car
Famous as James Bond’s first ride, the Aston Martin quickly became the British sports car of choice and remains one of the worlds finest performance cars.
The first car in the United States to use a V8 engine
The heaviest production car ever made

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Volkswagen Beetle The ever classic Volkswagen Beetle was sold between 1937 and 2003. Which of these facts below would it be most famous for?
James Bond's first cool car
The best selling car brand ever
Best selling single design
It was not the best selling car in the world in terms of numbers, but certainly the best selling single design that changed very little from when it was introduced in 1937 till the last one rolled off the production line in Mexico in 2003. 23 million units were sold during that time.
The first car in the United States to use a V8 engine

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1900s - 1908 Packard Model 30 Can you identify which of the following makes the 1901 Packard Model C famous?
Best selling single design
The heaviest production car ever made
A car marketed at women
The first car to use a steering wheel in the United States
Before the Model C, cars were steered using a tiller. Although many vehicles in Europe were using steering wheels beforehand, the Model C was the first in the United States to do so.

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Batman - Lincoln Futura - Lincoln Futura Batmobile Why is this modified Lincoln Futura famous?
Appeared in the "Batman" TV series in the 60's
The Batmobile in the 1960s "Batman" TV series was, in fact, a Lincoln Futura, a concept car from 1955 of which only one was ever built. The Batmobile itself was not this Futura but a replica with a fiberglass body. In 2013, it was sold for an astonishing $4.62 million at auction.
Appeared in the film "The Dark Knight"
Appeared in the film "Batman vs. Superman"
Appeared in the film "Batman and Robin"

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Hudson Hornet (1951–1954) What made the Hudson Hornet so special in the 1950's?
It was practically unbeatable in NASCAR racing.
Early NASCAR racing saw drivers using stock vehicles, hence the term, stock car. The Hudson Hornet was so dominant that if you were not driving one, you didn't stand a chance of a NASCAR win, no matter how talented a driver you were.
It had wooden wheels.
It was a hybrid.
None of the above

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Horch 853A Special Roadster This is a Horch 853A Special Roadster. It was built in 1939. Recently, one was in the news. Why?
It sold for $5.1 million in California.
Built in 1939, the Horch Special Roadster is a vehicle of rare beauty and shows off those classic lines of a pre-World War II car. A Horch 853A, Special Roadster sold for $5.1 million in California.
It broke a land speed record.
It had rubber tires.
None of the above

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Shelby Cobra What a stunner the Shelby Cobra is. What is it famous for?
0-60 mph in 1 second
A lightweight body with a V8 motor starting a new style of vehicle
The car that started a revolution – small, lightweight frames and massive V8 engines. The brainchild of Carroll Shelby, the Cobra first revved in anger in 1962.
The heaviest car of the 1960's
None of the above

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Ford GT40 1966 In this image we have the Ford GT40. Why does it have historical significance?
It was so low to ground people over 5 feet tall couldn't fit in it.
It appeared in the Steve McQueen film, "Bullitt."
It won the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race from 1966 to 1969.
The first generation of the GT40 won the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race for four straight years from 1966 to 1969, which included filling out the top three positions in 1966. Only 105 were produced.
None of the above

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1965 Ford Mustang Which of these below would you best associate with the 1965 Ford Mustang?
The fastest production car of the 1960's
The car that launched the 'pony car' revolution in the 1960's
This was the car that introduced pony cars to the world. Although many would consider some early car models as muscle cars, in truth, the 1965 Ford Mustang is the muscle car that started it all.
It was diesel powered.
None of the above

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Mercedes-Benz 300SL  The stunning Mercedes-Benz 300SL from the mid-50's introduced which of these below to the world?
Gullwing doors
A true classic from the '50s, the 300 SL started life as a racing car in 1952 but soon became a production car in 1954 as a two-door coupe. The 300 SL became instantly recognizable thanks to its gullwing doors. Just over 3,200 of the coupe and roadster were built up until 1963.
Air conditioning
Heated seats
None of the above

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Chrysler Turbine This Chrysler model from the 1960's is famous for what reason?
It was electric.
It ran on bio-fuel.
It was powered by a turbine engine.
This concept car was built in small numbers. In fact, only 55 were made, of which 50 were used in a designed user program. As one can tell by the name, this Chrysler model was driven by a turbine engine. Only nine remain today, of which two are in private hands.
None of the above

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Tucker Tropedo Although the Tucker Torpedo was a failure as a car, it was the first to offer...
Air conditioning
Seat belts at all seating positions
The dream of Preston Tucker, the Torpedo only saw 51 units built. Why? Well, Tucker was indicted for fraud, although many say he was setup. The truth is out there...
An electric starter
None of the above

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Marmon Wasp This is the Marmon Wasp. What is its claim to fame?
The first car to win the Indy 500
Ray Harroun was the driver of the Marmon Wasp that won the inaugural Indy 500 in 1911. He completed the race in over 6 hours with an average speed of 74.49 mph.
The first car to drive across America
The first car to win a Formula 1 race
None of the above

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Goliath GP700 Pictured here is the Goliath GP700. Which of these options below is associated with it?
The first car with rubber tires
The first car to have fuel-injection
The Goliath GP700 was marketed between 1950 and 1957. It was built in Bremen, Germany.
The first car with seat belts
None of the above

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Ferrari F40 There is nothing quite like a Ferrari. Some consider the F40 to be the best Ferrari ever. Why is it famous?
It does 0-60 mph in 0.5 seconds.
First production car to hit 200 mph
1,311 Ferrari F40’s were produced between 1987 and 1991. Many consider this to be the finest Ferrari ever. The F40 was powered by a 2.9-liter twin turbo V12 capable of producing 471 brake horsepower. The F40’s top speed was 321 km/h.
It could reach 300 mph.
None of the above

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2003 Ford F-150 In July 2005, the Ford F150 pickup entered the record books. Why?
Best single month sales ever recorded
Yes, in July 2005, the Ford F150 managed to sell 126,905 units. That is the most ever recorded and a record that still stands for monthly sales
The release of a six-wheel version of the F150
The release of an electric version of the F150
None of the above

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2017 Tesla Roadster Electric cars are becoming more common on our roads. The Tesla roadster is exceptional, offering the performance of many gas driven sports cars. What is its claim to fame?
It charges in 1 minute.
It is the highest revving electric car ever built.
Yes, the Tesla roadster is an incredible technology. Its electric engine produces 14 000 rpm. That's astonishing!
It can use gas if no electricity is available.
None of the above

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Porsche 918 Spyder If you owned a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, what would you be assured of?
The car with the quickest 0-60 mph time
The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder goes from a standing start to 60 mph in just 2.2 seconds. That makes it the quickest car to do so.
The car with the highest top speed
The heaviest production car ever made
None of the above

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1962 Ferrari 250 GTO A true classic, one 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO holds what distinction?
The highest price ever paid for a car at auction
The most expensive car even sold at auction is a Ferrari GTO, sold in California in 2014 for $38 million.
It was made out of gold.
It was the first car to reach 300 mph.
None of the above

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Bugatti Chiron One incredible piece of modern machinery, which of these below would you associate with the Bugatti Chiron?
The cars with the most ever horsepower
Unbelievable, the W16 engine on the Bugatti Chiron produces 1,479 brake horsepower! Astounding!
The first car to reach 500 mph
The heaviest production car ever built
None of the above

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Oldsmobile Jetfire This is the Oldsmobile Jetfire. Why is it a famous car in motoring history?
First bio-fuel driven car
First car with a fitted turbocharger
Oldsmobile Jetfire - introduced in 1962, the Jetfire from Oldsmobile used a sports water injection system. For this to work, owners had to top up their Turbo Rocket Fuel, essentially a mixture of water and alcohol. They often forgot, and although it wasn't meant to, it affected the performance of the turbocharger and made the engine die. The Jetfire didn't last long, but it was the first car to use a turbocharger.
First car to use tubeless tires
None of the above

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Jensen Interceptor FF  The Jensen FF shown in this image was the first road car to make use of what?
A steering wheel
A gear shift
Anti-lock braking
Yes, the Jensen FF, built between 1966 and 1971, was the first car to use an ABS system. Only 320 were ever made.
None of the above

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2005 Toyota Corolla In 2005, the Toyota Corolla set what record?
Most ever models recalled for a faulty horn
Most cars in a white color scheme sold
Best selling single year sales
In 2005, the ninth generation of the Toyota Corolla had the single biggest sales year for any car model ever. It sold over 1.3 million units.
None of the above

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Nissan Leaf This is the Nissan Leaf. Why is it famous?
It is made from parts of a tree, including leaves.
It is the top-selling electric car of all time.
The Nissan Leaf was launched by the Japanese automaker in 2010. To date, it has sold over 300,000 units making it the top selling electric car of all time.
It weighs only 150 kilograms.
None of the above

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Curved Dash Oldsmobile – 1.5-liter one The Oldsmobile Curved Dash, pictured here, was made in the early 20th century. Why is it a crucial part of automotive history?
It was the first car to be mass produced.
Although many people think Henry Ford's Model T was the first mass-produced car, it was, in fact, the Curved Dash from Oldsmobile. Ford did, however, tweak mass production to bring the cost of his vehicles down significantly.
It was the first car to have a curved dash.
It was the first car to have a steering wheel.
None of the above

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Porsche 959 The beautiful Porsche 959 is the first car to make use of what?
Fuel injection
Turbocharger
Active differential
In 1986 the Porsche 959 was the first car to make use of an active differential.
None of the above

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Cadillac-V-16 The Cadillac V-16 is famous for what reason?
It is the heaviest production convertible ever made.
No convertible has ever weighed more than the Cadillac V-16. Produced in the 1930's, it weighed around 2,800 kilograms.
It's really expensive.
It is the slowest production car from 0 - 60 mph.
None of the above

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Toyota Prius The Toyota Prius, one of the first modern hybrids introduced this to the world of motoring in 2003.
A glove compartment cooltray
Automatic parking
For those of us that hate parking, an auto parking system is a must. The 2003 Toyota Prius was the first car to make use of one.
An eight-track/compact disk combo
None of the above

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International XT In this image we have the International XT. Why is it famous?
It has a 500 cc engine, small for a massive pickup.
It is the heaviest pickup ever made.
The International XT is the heaviest pickup ever produced.
It can climb up a verticle slope.
None of the above

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1899 Lohner Porsche The Lohner Porsche was designed by Ferdinand Porsche in 1899. For what reason is it a motoring first?
The world's first hybrid
Yes, unbelievably, all the way back in 1899, Ferdinand Porsche designed the first hybrid.
The world's first steam/gas engined car
The world's first car with a steering wheel
None of the above

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2008 Conquest Knight The 2008 Conquest Knight is the...
Lightest car ever made
Narrowest SUV ever made
Heaviest SUV ever made
Weighing in at 5,900 kilograms, the 2008 Conquest Knight is the heaviest SUV ever produced.
None of the above

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Ariel Atom Which of the answers below best refer to the Ariel Atom?
Highest revving gasoline-powered car
The Ariel Atom Highest red lines at 10,500 rpm.
The heaviest production car
The longest production car
None of the above

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Ariel Atom A seriously crazy car, what is the Ariel Atom's claim to fame?
The smallest car ever built
The lightest production car ever built
The Ariel Atom is the lightest production car ever made.
The first car with four-wheel drive
None of the above

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