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30 Car Trivia Questions

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How much do you know about cars? Just for fun, test your automobile knowledge with these car quiz questions.

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  1. Where did the word “car” come from?

“Car” comes from the Latin “carrum”, which originally meant a “two-wheeled Celtic war chariot”

  1. What company is the world’s largest car manufacturer?


  1. How many car tyres are discarded in the United States every year?

290 million

  1. How many times does driving while operating a cell phone increase the chances of an accident?

20 times.

  1. What was the first car launched into space?

Tesla Roadster

  1. What is the world’s best-selling car of all time?

Toyota Corolla

  1. Who designed the Volkswagen Beetle?

Ferdinand Porsche

  1. What did Volkswagen take the name ‘Golf’ from for its popular model?

The Gulf Stream

  1. What is the best-selling electric car in history?

The Tesla Model 3

  1. What country is credited with building the first modern car?

Germany, by Karl Benz in 1885

  1. What is the name of the French race car driver that Chevrolet got their name from?

Louis Chevrolet

  1. How many parts does an average car have?


  1. What type of animal is used on the Porsche logo?

A horse

  1. What is the Rolls Royce hood ornament called?

The Spirit of Ecstasy

  1. What is the Ford Model T also known as?

Tin Lizzie

  1. Who was the Mercedes Benz named after?

Emil Jellinek's daughter, Mercedes

  1. What is Jaguar's first all-electric car model called?


  1. Who was the inventor that first used the term "horsepower"?

James Watt

  1. The idea of cruise control was invented by Ralph Teetor. Which one of his five senses did he lose at the age of 5?

The sense of sight

  1. Who owns Bugatti, Porsche, and Lamborghini?


  1. In what country is it illegal to drive around with a dirty car?


  1. Which was the only car to appear simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek?

Ford Mustang

  1. When and where was the world’s first three-colour traffic light installed?

Detroit, Michigan in 1919

  1. How many cars are manufactured every year?

In 2020, almost 78 million motor vehicles were produced worldwide

  1. Which country has the most electric vehicles?

Norway, with a 75% share of plug-in electric vehicles

  1. What was the first car to break the sound barrier?

The Thrust SSC at Nevada's Black Rock Desert in 1997

  1. Which is the world’s fastest commercially-produced car?

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ which clocks in at 490.48 kilometres per hour

  1. Which was the first car to be bonded with screws and super adhesives instead of welding?

Lotus Elise, an aluminium-intensive car

  1. What was the Ford Mustang muscle car named after?

A World War II fighter plane

  1. Who designed the Volkswagen Beetle?

Ferdinand Porsche, contracted by Adolf Hitler

And finally, did you know:

Commuters who spend approximately one hour in traffic each day – 30 minutes to and from work, will spend about 10 days in traffic each year!

If you’re going on a family road trip over the upcoming festive season, use these fun trivia questions to alleviate boredom. And don’t forget to pop in to a convenient Supa Quick service centre for a free vehicle safety check before you go.

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