Can You Name the Car from 3 Facts?

By: Robin Tyler
Image: Jakob Härter via Wiki Commons

About This Quiz

A world without cars ... I can't picture it, can you?

Since the Benz Autowagen, largely recognized as the first "proper" car, the automobile has come on in leaps and bound in the period of a little more than 120 years.

That's mostly thanks to the designers, entrepreneurs and large auto brands that continue to look for the next best thing. Currently, the world seems to be going crazy with driverless cars and who knows what lies ahead.

But let's get back to the task at hand ... identifying cars from just three car facts! Seem easy to you? Well, rest assured, even with an extensive knowledge of automobiles, there may be a few questions that leave you spinning on the start line.

Facts used are an extensive range, including car prices, performance figures, who designed the vehicle, the year it was released and many, many more. These will all help you narrow down the answer from the four options available. 

So yes, take your time and you should be OK ... we hope. 

So what are you waiting for? Put it in gear, hit the accelerator pedal and speed off to the checkered flag and victory. 

We are sure you got this!

Good luck!


This was one of the first cars to be built on a production line. It was marketed between 1908 and 1927 and over 15 million were built. Can you name the make and model?

Certainly the Ford Model T would make the top 5 list of most important cars ever built. It made the automobile affordable for the average American.

This vehicle was first used by the military in World War II. Once servicemen were back from the war, they wanted a commercial version. Its name comes from the fact that it was regarded as a general purpose vehicle.

Almost instantly recognizable, the Willys Jeep was produced for American armed forces during World War II. Of course, after the war, Jeep went on to become a very successful commercial brand in its own right.

The design of this vehicle was at the orders of Adolf Hitler. It was first built in 1937 and remained in production till 2003. Over 21 million models were produced. What car are we talking about?

Has there ever been a car more iconic than the Volkswagen Beetle? Or a car produced for a period of 80 years like the Beetle was? No, there probably hasn’t been and never will be. A true classic!

A sports car made out of aluminum, this was an utter failure, causing the parent company to go bankrupt. It did earn some fame from appearing in the "Back to the Future" trilogy. Name the car, please.

The dream of John DeLorean, the DMC-12 had its 5 minutes of fame thanks to the "Back to the Future" movies. It remained a terrible car with sluggish performance and was only produced for a year before the company went bankrupt.

A modern muscle car, this car is powered by a 6.4 liter V8 engine. This power plant is made by General Motors, although the vehicle is not. The engine produces 640 brake horsepower! Name the car, please.

Equus Bass 770 - A modern '60s throwback, this muscle car takes design features from all the classics and packages them together with a 6.4-liter V8 LS9 engine from General Motors which produces 640 brake horsepower. It will set you back a cool $250,000, however.

A Formula 1 race car, this model raced from 1975 to 1980. It not only won 27 races, but drivers took home three Formula 1 championships. Oh, and add on four constructors championships as well. Name the car, please.

Incredibly, this Ferrari was used in Formula 1 from 1975 to 1980 with minor upgrades each year. It won 27 races, three driver's crowns and four constructors championships.

This vehicle is considered to be one of the earliest sports cars. Released in 1912, it was powered by a four-cylinder engine that produced 60 brake horsepower. Can you name it?

Considered the first sports car built by an American company, the Bearcat, introduced in 1914, had a four-cylinder 60 brake horsepower engine. Although by today’s standards that may seem like nothing, in 1914 the Bearcat was the fastest thing on four wheels.

A legend of the Pikes Peak Hill climb, this vehicle has TWO 2.5-liter V6 engines. This monster reaches over 200 mph. Any ideas as to the make and model?

The Suzuki Escudo Dirt Trail took part in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1998. It had two 2.5-liter twin turbo V6 engines, one for each set of wheels! It produced 981 brake horsepower and was capable of 206 mph.

This is an electric SUV capable of a range of well over 200 miles on a single charge. The front and back wheels are powered by their own motors. What car is it from the options?

A luxury SUV, the Tesla Model X is an electric vehicle capable of traveling between 237–295 miles on a single charge depending on driving conditions. Sporting all-wheel drive and two motors, the top of the range P90D produces 193 kilowatt to the front tires and 375 kilowatt to the rear tires!

Over 1,100 brake horsepower, thanks to an engine with two superchargers, this car will set you back a cool $1.2 million. Do you know what it is?

With an engine that pushes out 1.163 brake horsepower, it is easy to see why any car nut with the cash wants to bay a Zenvo TS1 GT (despite its silly name). Powered by a 5.8-liter V8 engine with not one but two superchargers, the TS1 will cost around $1.2 million.

This car was designed by Sir Henry Royce in 1905. Powered by a 3.0-liter motor, only six were ever made.

Designed by Sir Henry Royce, the 15 hp was produced just for 1905 with 6 made. It was powered by a 3.0-liter, 3 cylinder engine.

This car $5,000 back when it was sold. It was capable of over 100 mph thanks to its V-12 engine. Can you name it?

Well one thing is for sure, the 1933 Packard Twelve Spot Phaeton is beautiful. And expensive, even then. The Phaeton would set you back well over $5,000 back in those days. It was powered by a V-12 engine which produced 160 brake horsepower and a speed of over 100 mph.

Time voted this car one of the 50 worst ever marketed. Ouch! It was pretty much outdated when first introduced and even used vacuum-operated wipers. Can you name the make and model?

AMC Gremlin - Voted by Time Magazine as one of the 50 Worst Cars of All Time, the Germlin was ugly. Essentialy a shortened AMC Hornet, the Gremlin used vacuum-operated wipers, didn't have disc brakes or use radial tires. It wasn't very well received.

A top speed of 155 mph. 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds. And all this in a convertible. Which one from these options is it?

A 2-door convertible, the Dawn was first marketed by Rolls Royce in 2015. The Dawn can reach 155 mph (limited) and goes from 0 - 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.

This F1 racer claimed nine wins in 1992, sending Nigel Mansell to the F1 championship. Make and model, please.

The FW14B from Williams made use of active suspension to leave its competitors trailing in its wake. Nigel Mansell was the driver who benefited from this brilliant piece of machinery, winning the F1 World Championship in 1992 by claiming nine wins.

With a top speed of 245 mph, this hypercar costs $3.4 million! It was released in 2013.

It does 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds. It has a top speed of 245 mph at a cost of $3.4 million. But it's got a really silly name!

The first real James Bond car, just over 1,000 models of this luxury grand tourer were ever made. Can you name it?

Other than the fact that it is the quintessential Bond car, the Aston Martin DB5 certainly is a classic! This luxury grand tourer was only produced between 1963 and 1965 with little over 1,000 made. It was available as a hardtop and as a convertible.

Can you name this very successful race car? It competed in endurance racing, winning at Le Mans five times in six years.

One of the most successful sports car racing models ever, the Audi R8 LMP dominated the Le Mans 24 hour event at the turn of the 21st century, winning in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005.

Powered by a W16 engine, this hypercar first roared in anger in 2005. It is capable of 400 km/h. Name it, please.

One of the handful of cars to hit 400km/h, the Veyron was first introduced by Bugatti in 2005. It is powered by an 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbo engine.

A PR nightmare for a big American brand in the 1960s , this car was not safe. This was because of its air-cooled rear-mounted engine that affected handling in a bad way. Do you know which car we are referring to?

The Corvair's main claim to fame is that it was the only passenger car in the United States to be powered by an air-cooled, rear-mounted engine. This did change the vehicle's handling somewhat and lead to some controversy. The Corvair was produced between 1960 and 1969.

First introduced in 1984, this is considered one of the first modern minivans. It was produced by a top American manufacturer.

Still going strong today, the Dodge Grand Caravan was one of the first introduced in 1984 and is considered to be one of the first minivans.

Can you name the most expensive car ever sold at auction? It went for a cool $38 million. Obviously, it must be Italian.

The most expensive car ever sold at auction is a Ferrari GTO, sold in California in 2014 for $38 million. It was then sold a year later for $52 million in a private deal to an unnamed buyer. This GTO was the personal property of the legendary Stirling Moss.

Any ideas as to the make and model of a cute Italian micro-car made in the 1950s? An updated version was released a couple of years ago.

Who doesn’t love the Fiat 500. No, we not talking about the modern one but the first model, released in the 1950s. This car took Europe by storm and it's not difficult to understand why. Small, cheap and certainly cute, 500s from that era remain in demand today.

This car was bred to race and dominated at Le Mans in the '60s. It won for four years straight. Only 105 were ever built.

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. One was recently sold for $11 million at auction.

This car's name suffers from some funky spelling, but don't let that put you off. A performance pickup from the 1990s, it was powered by a V-6 engine.

What happens when you combine a pickup with a 4.3-liter turbocharged V-6? A Syclone, that's what. With its all-wheel drive, the Syclone was faster than many sports cars of the time and easily raced to 60mph from a standing start in under 5 seconds.

This car was marketed in the United States under the Acura name badge. Legendary F1 racer Ayrton Senna played a part in its design. The latest version, the second generation, is actually a hybrid.

This two-door mid-engined sports car was marketed in the US as the Acura NSX. The first generation of the NSX was built between 1990 and 2005, with the second generation following a decade later in 2016. The current NSX, a hybrid, is powered by a 3.5 L twin-turbo V6 engine and three electric motors.

One of the earliest NASCAR racers, this car was very difficult to beat in the 1950s. It appeared in Pixar's "Cars" as well.

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.

This vehicle made its name during the Gulf War in 1991, so much so that Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted one. And so a commercial version was born. Name the vehicle, please.

A civilian version of the Humvee military vehicle, the Hummer H1 would then obviously be more than capable as an off-roader. And it is, but with limitations. In fact, some H1 owners went as far as changing out the standard 6.5-liter diesel engine and replacing it with something to provide more speed. Another disadvantage is that the H1 is a massive vehicle. You need a large open off-road track for this behemoth.

Name the hypercar that costs a cool $4.8 million. Only two were ever made.

Only two Koenigsegg CCXR Trevitas were made, with boxer Floyd Mayweather owning one of them. It cost him $4.8 million.

Can you identify this much loved off-roader first introduced in 1947? It was designed by Maurice Wilks.

Maurice Wilks designed the first Land Rover in 1947. Over the years, the Land Rover has become a favorite of many, with the Defender one of the company's most iconic models. The first Defender rolled off the production lines in 1983 and remained in production till 2016.

A true electric car, name the make and model first introduced in 2010.

An all-electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf went into production in 2010. Of course, perhaps the most important thing with such a car is the range. Today, a fully charged Leaf has a range of 107 miles with the larger 30 kWh battery. Perhaps more importantly, a flat battery can be charged to 80% within a mere 30 minutes. This is the best-selling electric car in the world.

A stunner from the 1950s, name this two-door coupe that featured the first-ever gullwings on a car.

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.

Can you name the F1 racer that took Lewis Hamilton to the championship in 2016?

The Mercedes W07 Hybrid dominated Formula 1 in 2016, winning 19 out of 21 races and seeing Nico Rosberg become world champion. This is the most dominant Formula 1 car ever, in terms of the ratio of wins to races entered.

Identify the car that had an odd engine type. It did not go into mass production, with only 55 ever built.

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.

The brainchild of a legendary American car builder, this vehicle saw a big Ford engine attached to a chassis that came from Great Britain. The rest is history. Name the car, please.

The brainchild of Carroll Shelby, the Cobra first revved in anger in 1962. Based on a lightweight body that he imported from the AC Cars, Shelby bolted a Ford 260 engine to it. And the rest is history! In the years that followed, Shelby bolted even bigger engines to the AC frame which brought about a car with nimble handling and lots and lots of power.

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