The Sports Car Quiz



By: Tasha Moore

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Sports car enthusiasts and curious car types will want to take this quiz. Keep your fast auto facts up to date with our turbo challenge. Consider this your all-access pass to a super informative digital motor show!

Supercars and hypercars have dominated the sports car market for the last few decades. Automotive companies have since shifted their focus on developing electric-powered high-speed contraptions and consumer-friendly interactive features for car design appeal as futuristic as NASA's space shuttle models. More and more state-of-the-art car marvels are popping up at technology conventions across the globe, and new car categories are added at motor shows every year.

Indeed we live in exciting times. Auto engineers make it their business to entertain the masses with groundbreaking designs. Sure the price tags of most of the more interesting models are hefty, but just about everyone can access and appreciate the hard work of new and older auto-thought leaders. Our sports car quiz is the perfect starting point if ever you desired to see what all the fuss is about underneath the hoods of today's road machines. For this quiz, die-hard sports car wizards will be asked to put their turbo smarts to the test, as there are amazing details on this drill that will leave you scratching the noggin.

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Do you know the sports car named for the founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company started in 1930?

The all-electric Battista is classified as a hypercar. The limited-edition, ultra-luxury model has a carbon-fiber frame that can carry the speedy road performance vehicle from zero to 62 miles per hour in less than two seconds. The Battista is set for release in 2020.


What's a modern marvel made by a new Japanese supercar manufacturer that presented the EV at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show?

New Japanese automotive company Aspark plans to deliver its battery-electric Owl supercar in mid-2020. Aspark's highly anticipated 3,300-pound car boasts 1,150 horsepower and a top speed of 174 miles per hour.


Can you label the sports car that's named for a Monterey Car Week event?

Audi AG, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, debuted its PB18 e-tron sports car, which reportedly comes equipped with adjustable side-to-center seating, at Monterey Car Week 2018. Audi AG announced that it would manufacture 50 units of the "Pebble Beach" car.


Which design boasts Ferrari's most powerful V8 engine?

Ferrari debuted the new F8 Tributo at the March 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The high-powered auto has 720 horsepower and a supercharged 3.9 liter twin-turbo V8. F8 Tributo can accelerate from zero to 100 miles per hour in just under 2.9 seconds.


Is it challenging for you to identify the custom Ferrari model with a race car appeal?

It took Ferrari four years, starting in 2015, to engineer the one-of-a-kind P80/C model in Maranello, Italy. Designers modeled the mystery car's rearview mirrors after Scuderia Ferrari's Formula 1 vehicles.


Its Swedish handlers confess that the sports car can match speeds up to 300 miles per hour. What is the vehicle?

Swedish automaker Koenigsegg unveiled its Jesko sports car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The price tag for the state-of-the-art marvel with 1,280 horsepower is around $2.8 million.


What country produced the LFA supercar, RC and LC coupes, as well as the F performance sportscar?

The 5.0-liter V8 equipped Lexus RC F Track Edition is expected to be released in 2020. Lexus carried over its eight-speed automatic transmission and upgraded this model with an electronic launch control system.


Can you guess the name of the car company that delayed releasing the Alfieri because of a slumped market in China?

At the Geneva Motor Show in 2014, Maserati unveiled the Alfieri in addition to manufacturing plans that had been set for 2016. When the sports car was introduced, the wheels or the rear could be hooked to horsepower outputs from a selection of V6 engines.


Do you notice the McLaren convertible sports car among the options?

The McLaren 600LT Spider reaches a top speed of 324 kilometers per hour and can accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 2.9 seconds. The sports car has a 7-speed SSG dual clutch transmission.


Who received an investment of a few million euro to build the M850i?

The all-wheel-drive 2019 BMW M850i xDrive is equipped with a 4.4-liter turbo V8 engine. Another version of the model is the 840d, which carries a 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine for fuel efficiency.


How well do you know the sports car master that equips its EVOs with technology such as the "Dinamica Veicolo Integrata" system?

The Huracan EVO comes hardtop as well as convertible, as with previous Huracan models. The EVO features four-wheel steering and 640 horsepower. The car also includes an upgraded HMI, or "human machine interface," that gives access to car information and entertainment features.


Choose the sports car with the PASM suspension system.

Porsche includes an optional electronic adjustment system in the 992 edition. The technology measures the car's shock absorbers according to road conditions and driving mode. The Porsche 992 is also referred to as Porsche 911.


The ________ is Porsche's answer to Tesla's Model S.

The Porsche Taycan is expected to be road, as well as racetrack, ready. Details of the new EV are few, but the Taycan Turbo edition will feature two electric motors that will harness 600 horsepower and produce an acceleration of zero to 60 miles per hour in roughly 3.5 seconds.


Which sports car evolved from Toyota GAZOO Racing?

Toyota's European division, Toyota Motorsport GmbH, engineered the concept GR Supra for consumer-sector motorsports events. To that end, the commercial vehicle comes with racing specifications, such as a low center of gravity and a lightweight frame.


Name the auto company that crafted its own FXE model after building concept cars for other car makers?

American car manufacturer Aria debuted the FXE model at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The sports car carries a 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 hybrid engine for four-wheel-drive maneuverability.


Do you spot the limited edition from the United Kingdom?

Aston Martin's Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake is a two-seater with a spacious interior and a double-bubble roof. Its 6.0-liter V12 engine propels the sports car from zero to 60 miles per hour in roughly 3.5 seconds. The company announced that it would produce 99 units of the vehicle.


Try to quickly choose the third in a series of hypercars produced by Aston Martin.

Aston Martin's hypercar lineup first includes Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro, formerly known as Project 001 and 002, respectively. Project 003 is known as AM-RB 003 which will feature top-level downforce technology.


How well do you identify the modern, sporty remake of the Type 57 SC Altantic coupe?

Bugatti's La Voiture Noire hypercar upgrade from the Type 57 SC features ventilation slots in the engine cover, similar in design concept to the SC coupe's small back windows. Bugatti introduced La Voiture Noire, or "the black car," at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.


What is the convertible version of the 488 GTB?

Ferrari debuted the 488 Pista Spider internationally at Frankfurt IAA in September 2015. The convertible sports car boasts the same engine as the GTB model, a 660bhp biturbo, 3,902cc V8.


Do you see the sports car model that offers single-seater and two-seater alternatives?

Ferrari's Monza SP1 and SP2 are the first editions of the company's new "Icona," or Icon, a concept that's suggestive of design and engineering themes (now technologically upgraded) from Ferrari's history. The 34th Paris International Automobile Festival named the SP2 most beautiful car of 2018.


Pennzoil Synthetics is synonymous with what specialty vehicle?

Venom F5 is one of many custom-made, high-performance innovations that CEO John Hennessey and the Hennessey Specialty Vehicles Team have engineered since 1991. The Venom F5 hypercar is the first road car that can exceed 300 miles per hour. The U.S company revealed the car at 2017 SEMA in Las Vegas.


Only 50 units of this sports car have been announced. Try to choose the limited edition Nissan model?

Design company ItalDesign crafted the Nissan GT-R50, which has a price tag of 990,000 euros. The sports car is a technological upgrade of Nissan's GT-R model. ItalDesign unveiled the sports car at the United Kingdom's Goodwood Festival of Speed.


Optional metallic shades and a tri-dimensional air outlet are featured on the ________?

Lamborghini's Aventador SVJ Roadster is the limited edition two-seater convertible version of which the Italian company only manufactured 800 units. Both the convertible and the coupe feature a V12 engine.


Do you name the sports car descendant of the McLaren P1 and F1 models?

McLaren's three-seat Speedtail hypercar and the Senna model comprise the company's Ultimate Series. McLaren plans to build just 106 Speedtails, which is the same number of F1s the company manufactured in the '90s.


Volvo's gas-optional EV is the ________?

The $155,000-priced Polestar 1 sports car offers twin 34kWh battery packs that power three electric motors. Volvo designates Polestar as its electric performance subsidiary. The Polestar 1 is the first model from the technology brand.


Can you guess the Croatian company that tweaked one of its pricey autos to create a California tour edition?

Croatia-based Rimac Automobili has planned only to make 150 units of its second design, the C-Two model, priced at $2.1 million each. The company unveiled its first car, Concept One, at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.


It used to be called Shelby Supercars. Do you notice the new name of the sports car company?

Founded in 1999, SSC North America commenced the Tuatara hypercar project in 2011. The company collaborated with its subsidiary Nelson Racing Engines to engineer 1,350 horsepower and 1,280 pound-feet of torque in the design.


What did Audi produce when it improved aspects of the S5 Sportback and the A5 Sportback?

The roof of Audi's RS 5 Sportback is higher than that of the coupe edition by 1.1 inches, and the coupe's wheelbase is 2.3 inches shorter. However, both models offer 444 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.


Besides the V-8 coupe and the V-8 convertible, what other sports car variant did Aston Martin release in 2019?

Aston Martin replaced the DB11 with the DB11 AMR that has a 5.2-liter V12 engine, which produces 630 horsepower. The previous V12 engine offered 600 horsepower. Top speed for the DB11 AMR reaches 208 miles per hour.


Illuminated seat badges and standard M seat belts are a few interior features of the _______?

The BMW M2 Competition is loaded with innovative features from front to rear. Exterior attributes of the sports car include a high-gloss, black kidney grill with M2 badges positioned at the front, as well as enlarged air inlets.


In what country can you locate the makers of the Fenyr SuperSport?

W Motors of Dubai engineered the Fenyr SuperSport hypercar, which features a carbon-fiber frame and reverse-opening doors. German manufacturer RUF Automobile crafted an engine specifically for the lightweight sports car.


TS1, TSR and ________ are Zenvo supercars?

Danish automaker Zenvo designed the 1,177-horsepower TSR-S to include in its supercar lineup of three. The TSR-S boasts the most horsepower of the three variants and "Centripetal Wing" technology that enhances the vehicle's cornering grip.


What watch manufacturer did Aston Martin team up with to produce a special edition DBS Superleggera?

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer Edition is crafted with blackened insignia, Pirelli tires, red brake calipers and a special body color. A 5.2-liter V12 engine enables 725 horsepower.


How easy is it for you to spot the sports car named after a legend who was a French fighter pilot, race-car driver and recipient of the Legion of Honor?

For the Divo, Bugatti installed a thermal management system that includes sophisticated ductwork in the wheel wells and at the car's front to enhance the sports car's low-speed performance. Divo's eight-liter W16 engine offers 1500 horsepower.


Engineers at Morgan announced that the ________ would be the last of its kind?

Morgan's Aero GT limited edition is the final remake of the company's classic all-metal Aero 8 model. Only eight of the Aero GT have been slated for production. A BMW 4.8-liter V8 engine propels the 2,600-pound sports car from zero to 62 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds.


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