100+ Automotive Trivia Questions and Answers

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Automotive Trivia

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In what year was the Chevrolet Chevelle first produced?▶ 1964
Porsche is a brand of car that originated in what country?▶ Germany
What luxury British automobile brand was purchased by by Tata motors in 2008?▶ Jaguar
In most modern vehicles, the carburetor has been replace with what?▶ Fuel Injection
The first generation of the Chevrolet Corvette was introduced in what year?▶ 1953
What do the letters “PT” stand for in the name of Chrysler’s family car, the PT Cruiser?▶ Personal Transport
What is the name for the unit of measurement of power that is roughly equal to 746 watts?▶ Horsepower
When found on a vehicle’s speedometer, what do the letters MPH stand for?▶ Miles Per Hour
General Motors was founded in which city?▶ Flint, MI
The vehicle manufacturer Volvo was founded in what country?▶ Sweden
What does the acronym for the German multinational company BMW stand for?▶ Bavarian Motor Works (Bayerische Motoren Werke)
What is the English translation for the name of the German automaker Volkswagen?▶ People’s car
What automobile manufacturer was first to implement the assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile?▶ Ford Motor Company
Established in the 1920s, what historic double-digit highway connected Chicago and Los Angeles?▶ Route 66
Who patented the concept of a flat engine or “boxer” engine in 1896?▶ Karl Benz
What luxury car company introduced the Boxster roadster in 1996?▶ Porsche
Saab was an automobile manufacturer founded in what country in 1945?▶ Sweden
Debuting in September 1966, what Chevrolet pony car was designed to be a competing model to the Ford Mustang?▶ Chevrolet Camaro
In 1998, the German automobile company Daimler-Benz purchased what U.S. car company?▶ Chrysler
The Ford Mustang was introduced the public at at the New York World’s Fair in what year?▶ 1964
The Cannonball Run is an unofficial coast to coast automobile race that starts in which U.S. city?▶ New York City
What car company is responsible for creating the Model T?Ford
Which company produces the popular Mustang sports car?Ford
What is the best selling electric car model of all time?Tesla Model 3
What German car brand has a logo that features four interlocking rings?Audi
What car company has produced the Corolla model since 1966?Toyota
What car brand produces the popular F-150 truck?Ford
What luxury car brand is known for its “Double-R” logo?Rolls-Royce
What was the first car to feature a turbocharged engine?Oldsmobile Jetfire
What American car company produces the Camaro sports car?Chevrolet
What Italian sports car brand has a prancing horse on its logo?Ferrari
What Japanese car brand produces the Civic and Accord models?Honda
What car brand produces the popular Silverado truck?Chevrolet
What German car brand is known for producing the iconic Beetle model?Volkswagen
What is the fastest production car in the world?SSC Tuatara
What car company produces the popular Wrangler and Cherokee models?Jeep
What luxury car brand is known for its three-pointed star logo?Mercedes-Benz
What car company is responsible for creating the 911 sports car?Porsche
What American car brand produces the popular Ram truck?Dodge
What Japanese car brand is known for producing the Skyline and GT-R models?Nissan
What is the name of the car that was featured in the “Back to the Future” film?DeLorean DMC-12
What was the first car to have seat belts?Volvo PV544
What is the name of the fastest car in the world?Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
What was the first car to have air conditioning?Packard 1940
What was the first car to have power steering?Chrysler Imperial 1951
What car company created the first hybrid car?Toyota
What was the first car company to introduce a navigation system?Honda
What is the most expensive car ever sold?Bugatti La Voiture Noire
What is the name of the car that transforms into a robot in the Transformers movies?Bumblebee
What car company introduced the first mass-produced V8 engine?Cadillac
What is the name of the car that James Bond drove in Goldfinger?Aston Martin DB5
What was the first car to break the sound barrier?Thrust SSC
What is the name of the first car to use a turbocharger?Oldsmobile Jetfire
What car company was the first to use a wind tunnel to test car designs?Chrysler
What is the name of the first car to have a retractable hardtop?Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner
What car company was the first to use seat belts as standard equipment?Saab
What is the name of the car that was marketed as “The first muscle car”?Pontiac GTO
What car company introduced the first electric car?Tesla
What is the name of the car that is used for NASCAR races?Chevrolet Camaro
What was the first car model produced by Ford Motor Company?The Ford Model A
What car brand was originally a sub-brand of Ford Motor Company, and was later spun off as an independent company?Mercury
What was the first car to feature a turbocharged engine?The 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT
What is the name of the iconic muscle car produced by Dodge since 1966?The Dodge Charger
What was the first car to feature a rearview mirror?The 1911 Marmon Wasp, which won the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race
What is the name of the iconic British sports car brand that produced the MGB, Midget, and Spitfire models?MG (Morris Garages)
What car model was named after a famous Texas cattle drive trail?The Chevrolet El Camino
What was the first car model to feature seat belts as standard equipment?The 1959 Volvo PV544
What is the name of the luxury car brand owned by Volkswagen Group?Bentley
What car model was produced by AMC in response to the popularity of the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro?The AMC Javelin
What is the name of the Italian sports car brand that produces the 488, F8, and SF90 models?Ferrari
What car model was the first to introduce airbags as standard equipment?The 1984 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
What is the name of the Japanese car brand that produced the Fairlady Z, Skyline, and GT-R models?Nissan
What car model was produced by Pontiac and was named after a Native American chief?The Pontiac Chief
What is the name of the German car brand that produces the A4, A6, and A8 models?Audi
What car model was produced by Plymouth and was named after a type of bird?The Plymouth Roadrunner
What is the name of the British car brand that produces the DB11, Vantage, and DBS models?Aston Martin
What car model was produced by Chevrolet from 1953 to 1962, and was named after a type of marine animal?The Chevrolet Corvette
What is the name of the American car brand that produces the Wrangler, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee models?Jeep
In what year was the first automobile race held?1895
Which automobile company produced the first car with a V8 engine?Cadillac
What was the first car to use a steering wheel?Panhard et Levassor
Who invented the first practical automobile?Karl Benz
What was the first car to have an electric starter motor?Cadillac Model 30
What was the first car to have a production line?Oldsmobile Curved Dash
What was the first car to exceed 200 mph (321 km/h)?ThrustSSC
What was the first car to be mass-produced?Ford Model T
Who invented the first successful gasoline-powered automobile in the United States?Charles Duryea
What was the first car to use a turbocharger?Oldsmobile F-85 Jetfire
What was the first car to have four-wheel drive?Spyker 60HP
What was the first car to have power steering?Chrysler Imperial
Who was the first person to drive across the United States in an automobile?Horatio Nelson Jackson
What was the first car to have a rearview mirror?Marmon Wasp
What was the first car to use disc brakes?Jaguar C-Type
What was the first car to use fuel injection?Chevrolet Corvette
What was the first car to have a fully automatic transmission?Oldsmobile Hydra-Matic
Who invented the first car radio?Paul Galvin and William Lear
What was the first car to have air conditioning?Packard
What was the first car to use a hybrid powertrain?Toyota Prius

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

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