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Interesting Facts about Cars

Susan J

There’s an endless amount of knowledge to gain when it comes to the automobile world. From how they work to where they came from. We’ve found some of the most interesting car facts to read up on, so if you’re just curious about cars or simply looking for some time to kill, at least one of these facts will tickle your fancy.

Did You Know?

  • Ferrari produces a maximum of 14 cars per day.  Most manufacturers put out thousands of cars on a daily basis. As a case in point, Ford reaches an astronomical production rate of  8,000-10,0000 each day.

  • An airbag takes only 40 milliseconds to deflate.

  • Hong Kong is home to the most Rolls Royce’s in the world.

  • 1 out of every 4 cars produced in the world come from China.

  • 90% of drivers sing behind the wheel. (The others are too embarrassed to admit it!)

  • The automobile is the most recycled product in the world.

  • Many British traffic police officers carry teddy bears to console children after car crashes.

  • Drivers kill more deer than hunters.

  • 1 out of every 7 cars sold in the United States are sold in southern California.

  • In 1925, you could purchase a Ford automobile for less than $300 U.S. dollars. 55% of all cars driven at this time were a Ford.

  • A car was created that is fueled by cappuccino as an attempt at creating a renewable energy source.  The car system converts used coffee grounds to flammable gas. It takes 56 espressos to fuel one mile in the “car-puccino.”

  • In 2009, New York and New Jersey were surveyed as having the worst drivers in America.

  • It takes half an ounce of gas to start the average vehicle.

  • 16% of people never wash their car.

  • Red cars are prohibited in Shanghai, China.

  • The world’s most profitable car manufacturer is Porsche.

  • It takes about 25 hours to build a car, a whopping 10 hours of that 25 is spent painting the car. (wonder how long this one took below? yikes!)

  • Hitler, while in prison wrote to a Mercedes-Benz dealership begging for a car loan.

  • $1,000,000 is the largest speeding fine ever issued. It was given to a Swedish man who was clocked doing 180 mph. In Sweden, the amount of a speeding fine is based upon a individual’s  salary.

  • You pay 8 times more for a gallon of Grande Latte Starbucks than for a gallon of gasoline.

  • Car dashboards were originally designed to prevent mud from splattering the driver of a horse-drawn carriage.

  • The heaviest limousine weighs over 50,000 pounds and houses up to 40 passengers. It contains  three lounges and a bar!

  • Roads were first made for bicyclists, not cars.

Do You Know Any Other Interesting Facts about Cars?

We want to know! Tell us below in our comment section. And even more interesting fact: If you reference this blog post when you order with us, you can get an additional 10% off your next order with us!

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