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50 Amazing Facts You may not know About Automotives  | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. In 1478 Leonardo da Vinci sketched drawings for a self-propelled vehicle.
  2. The first working automobiles didn’t come out until the late 1800s.
  3. Amazingly Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement both Czechs started off with a small bicycle company in the early 1890s later on becoming Skoda.
  4. In the entire state of Ohio there were 2 cars on the roads in 1895. Amazingly both cars had an accident colliding with one another.
  5. In 1895 there were only 4 registered passenger vehicles in the US.
  6. Amazing fact is that steering wheels were not equipped on the first cars made. Drivers used a lever to steer which was like a joystick.
  7. In 1895 Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket , fining a man for doing amazing 6 Miles per hour.
  8. The term “dashboard” actually comes from the time of horse-drawn carriages. The dashboard was a piece of wood attached to the front of the carriage to keep mud from splattering the driver as the horse galloped.
  9. Amazingly the average car has 30,000 parts.
  10. The “new car smell” is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds.
  11. The first car race in the US took place in 1895 from Chicago to Waukegan, Illinois. Due to snow , only 6 cars started out of 80 entries.
  12. Only 2 finished a race course of 20 miles. Winner had speed of 7.5 miles per hour.
  13. The first traffic lights were installed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1914.
  14. Amazing fact is in  1916 , 55 % of the cars in the world were model T Fords. Record still stands.
  15. Amazingly Bentley ,the luxury car company was founded in 1919 but it produced only engine and chassis and  no complete car for about 27 years.
  16. Charles Creighton and James Hargis in 1930, drove a Ford Model A roadster from New York City to Los Angeles without stopping the engine once. The two men then promptly drove back to New York, completing the 7,180-mile round-trip in forty-two days. Amazing fact was on both journeys, the car was driven exclusively in reverse.
  17. A car operates at maximum economy gas wise at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.
  18. A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for 1 minute. Half an ounce is used to start automobile.
  19. Amazingly a car traveling at 80km/h uses half its fuel to overcome wind resistance.
  20. Fact is 92% of all new sold cars in Brazil use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.
  21. Most American Car horns sound at the key of F .
  22. Amazingly cars are one of the most dangerous mode of transport . About one million people die each year due to accidents.
  23. At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much down force that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel.
  24. Fact is 75% of cars that Rolls Royce has ever produced are still on the road today.
  25. The world’s widest road is the Monumental Axis in Brazil, which has amazingly enough space for 160 cars to drive side by side.
  26. Amazingly the best-selling car of all time is the Toyota Corolla, which sold a staggering 30 million.
  27. Airbags move up to 4500 mph when deployed. Amazingly it takes only 40 milliseconds to inflate after an accident.
  28. The fact is that United States has one car for every person including babies!
  29. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued six driver’s licenses to six different people named Jesus Christ.
  30. Amazingly Bentley takes about 15 hours to create one steering wheel as the process of creation is too complicated for a machine.
  31. Fact is Ferrari only builds 14 cars each day.
  32. Toyota is the world’s largest car manufacturer. Every day they produce about 13,000 cars!
  33. Amazing fact is that the world’s cheapest car is manufactured in India and is called the “Tata Nano” costing $2000.
  34. The most expensive car in the world is the Bugatti Veyron super sport which is priced at $2,500,000.
  35. Amazingly Rolls-Royce refused to sell its Phantom IV to anyone other than a member of the Royal Family.
  36. The longest custom-built car is an amazing 16-wheeled, 60ft (18.3 meters) Cadillac limousine. It features a swimming pool, hot tub, helipad, satellite dish, crystal chandelier and has ‘ample luggage space’.
  37. Fact is it is illegal to own a Red car in Shanghai , China.
  38. The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!
  39. Amazingly one gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water!
  40. Fact is no matter how cold it gets, gasoline will not freeze.
  41. The longest track ever used for F1 is Pescara in Italy, at 24.7 km
  42. In Rallying your blood group must be displayed on your helmet or overalls.
  43. The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the “General Purpose” vehicle, G.P.
  44. There are 40,000 New York City cab drivers, who collectively drive more than a million miles each day.
  45. Amazing fact is that the world’s largest traffic jam was 110 miles long, between Paris and Lyon.
  46. A mid-sized car launched today generates only an estimated 5% of the pollution which was generated by a car from fifty years ago.
  47. Amazingly engine on the BMW M5 is so quiet that the company plays fake engine noises through the speakers to let driver know it is running.
  48. License plates in the Canadian North West territories used to be shaped like polar bear.
  49. Amazing fact is that Lamborghini cars came into existence after a tractor company owner established it after he was insulted by the founder of Ferrari .
  50. Amazingly BMW had to recall their original GPS system because male German drivers refused to take directions from female voice.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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