Top 20 Interesting Car Trivia

Published: 09th February 2009
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The car is one of the most recognizable inventions without which world seems to be unimaginable in the modern era. During the course of evolution of modern day cars, there have emerged various interesting and knowledgeable facts and fictions. These facts and fictions can help us enrich our knowledge about the car industry and also help us know how the actual modern day passenger car came into existence.



Here are the top 20 interesting car trivia about cars:



1.The First Japanese car in the United States was the Honda Accord manufactured in November 1982.



2.Chevrolet Imphala was one such car that had enjoyed a breaking sales record of more than one million in 1965.



3.Tata Nano is the world's cheapest car designed with a price tag of Rs 1 Lakh.



4.Ferrari makes a maximum of 14 cars every day.



5.The first cars used lever instead of steering wheel.



6.The first Porsche 911 was introduced in 1964 and generated a power output of 130 bhp.



7.An airbag takes only 40 milliseconds to inflate after an accident.



8.Windshield wipers were introduced by Mary Anderson, one of the most significant invention by a woman.



9.The first self-propelled car was invented by Nicolas Cugnot in 1769. It was built using three wheels and a steam engine in the front along with the boiler. The car was able to run at a speed of 6 km/h and was first used by French Army to move cannons.



10.In the late 18th century, Issac de Rivaz designed several successful steam-powered cars.



11.The first practical four-stroke engine was invented by the Otto and Langen Company of Deutz, Germany. It was further improved and introduced by Gottlieb Daimler.



12.In 1887, Benz was the first car company to be offered for sale.



13.Buick introduced the first electric turn signals in 1938.



14.In 1923, 173 new inventions were introduced by women in the automobile industry.



15.The introduction of first petrol engine in 1885 by Karl Benz was a turning point for the car industry. The car produced by him using his combustion engine took about seven years to became popular.



16.The first automobile in America was built by Charles and Frank Duryea who were earlier known as bicycle manufacturers.



17.In 1860 Jean Lenoir invented the spark plug that forms a significant part of the car engine today.



18.The first car radio was invented in 1929.



19.Ransome Eli Olds was the first person to mass-produce cars to be sold in the USA.



20.The Model T, introduced by the Ford Motor is known to be the first "people's car".

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