20 Interesting Facts about Cars Around the World

When it comes to cars, there are myriad of facts that can tickle your fantasy. Whether you are a car fan or not, you will love to know these interesting facts about cars and why they are such a wonderful thing!

Here is some car trivia you probably did not know before –

  1. Over 75% of cars that Rolls Royce has ever manufactured are still up and running on the road.
  2. If you are in Sweden, you need to have your car’s headlights turned on at all times while driving. That counts even in the broad daylight. Take note!
  3. While most of the car manufacturers make thousands of cars in a day, Ford produces a whopping number of over 8000 to 10,000 cars in a day. On the contrary, Ferrari is known to manufacture maximum of 14 cars in a day.
  4. An air bag is an awesome invention as it takes just 40 milliseconds to deflate.
  5. Out of all cars produced in the world, 1 out of 4 cars come from China.
  6. Cars with red colour are banned in Shanghai (China).
  7. Car dashboards were never designed to store stuff originally. They were used as a barrier to prevent mud from splashing over the driver initially.
  8. Porsche makes the most profitable business in the car world. No wonder, they do with such incredible cars.
  9. It takes an average of 25 hours to build a car. Out of those 25 hours, around 10 hours are spent in painting the car. That sure seems like a lot of work!
  10. While Adolf Hitler was in prison, he wrote a letter to Mercedes-Benz dealership requesting them to sanction him a car loan.
  11. Honda CRV came with a picnic table initially. The stand out flip table used to come along with their first and second generation cars from their compact SUV range. The first generation cars used to come with shower kit in the back as well.
  12. Your car remote can lose synchronisation with the car and become useless if a button is pressed more than 256 times when the remote is out of range.
  13. The last car to have a cassette player was Ford Crown Vic. It used to come with an optional player till 2011 which is quite latest as compared to today’s cars which come with CD players and other infotainment systems. Well, you can still play your old cassettes in a Ford Crown Vic.
  14. During the ‘Roof Crush’ test on Ford GT, it came out so strong that it crumpled the Roof Crushing Machine completely. No wonder, Ford GT is strongest and the coolest car in the world.
  15. An average car takes around 100ml of fuel for the initial start-up.
  16. Limousine is such a beauty but do you know about the heaviest Limousine yet? It is big enough to accommodate over 40 passengers and weighs more than 50,000 pounds. And the best thing is that it comes with three lounges and a fully fledged bar. Can it be more amazing?!
  17. Around 16% of the people around the globe never wash their cars. Probably they like it dirty!
  18. Rolls-Royce was actually an aeroplane engine manufacturing firm that started producing engines in 1906. The company was established by Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce, hence the name Rolls-Royce. It started making car engine simultaneously and kicked off their first car named the Silver Ghost in the same year.
  19. Adolf Hitler was the person behind Volkswagen Beetle. How? It is an interesting story. Well, he was the one to order Ferdinand Porsche to produce a Volkswagen car. This car that meant ‘’people’s car’’ in German went on to become today Volkswagen Beetle.
  20. You probably would not have heard about the world’s costliest car. Or maybe you can guess. You might be thinking of names like Bentley or Rolls Royce. Well, it is neither. The most expensive car in the world is a limited edition supercar named Lamborghini Veneno. Veneno in Italian means ‘venom’. The car is priced at an astounding $4.5 million. In this price, you can easily buy some 20 Bentleys. The supercar has a staggering 740 horsepower engine and its top speed goes up to 355 kph. Isn’t it quite marvellous and unbelievable

Ketan Raval

“My first interaction with technology made me believe that it’s magic.”