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From Automotive Dream to Reality: The Concept Cars That Made It to Production Quiz
by Staff
The popular image of concept cars is that they're not just leading edge, but bleeding edge: a little too "out there" to be viable, roadable vehicles anytime soon. But the concepts in this quiz show that you can package innovative pizzazz with production-ready practicality.

The 1963 Corvette model that was derived from the 1961 Mako Shark concept was the:

  • Corvette Blue Ray
  • Corvette Sting Ray
  • Corvette Ray Gun

The Chevrolet Camaro had a prominent "acting" role in what recent action blockbuster movie?

  • Iron Man
  • Quantum of Solace
  • The Transformers film franchise

The Camaro wasn't the first Detroit muscle machine on the block to receive a "retro" remake in modern times. Which re-styled competitor rolled off the assembly lines before the Camaro?

  • Ford Mustang
  • Plymouth Barracuda
  • Dodge Dart

The "TT" in the Audi TT's name stands for:

  • Tourist Trophy
  • Too Tough
  • Tight Turning

Toyota's iQ is built in a body style popularly known as a:

  • microcar
  • club racer
  • econocube

The Toyota iQ will also be available re-badged as the:

  • Rolls Royce Cerebrum
  • Porsche SIG-INT (for signal intelligence)
  • Aston Martin Cygnet

The Volkswagen New Beetle was designed by the eventual creators of:

  • the Audi TT
  • the Porsche Boxster
  • the MINI Cooper

The New Beetle is widely credited with kicking off the auto industry's trend of:

  • ripping off competitors' designs
  • stuffing the largest engine that will fit into a small body style
  • using past successful vehicles as inspiration for building modern ones

The Acura NSX was Honda's:

  • first supercar
  • first sub-subcompact
  • financial savior

The next incarnation of the Acura NSX will likely be a:

  • car for the masses
  • low-tech bucket of bolts
  • hybrid

When the economy turns sour, automakers tend to build concept cars that are:

  • more conservative and "realistic"
  • over-the-top in their expense and impracticality
  • truly appalling

The creator of the concept car concept was:

  • Harley Davidson
  • Steve Harvey
  • Harley Earl

The Chevrolet Volt production version looks:

  • almost identical to the original concept
  • significantly different from the original concept
  • like one of the first battery-powered electrics, ever

Ford's 1960s LeMans race car, the GT40, inspired what Ford vehicle four decades later?

  • The 440 muscle car
  • The 40+ minivan
  • The Ford GT sports car

The Porsche 918 Spyder, in production form, is expected to cost around:

  • $8,450,000
  • $845,000
  • $84,500

The Porsche 918 Spyder has how many powerplants on board?

  • 1
  • 3
  • 4

The distinctive shape of the Audi TT could best be described as:

  • oval-like
  • square-like
  • trapezoidal

Public reaction to the Camaro concept car when it debuted in 2006 was:

  • muted and indifferent
  • inconclusive and difficult to base a production decision upon
  • overwhelmingly positive

One of the most notable things about the Nissan GT-R is that it:

  • delivers supercar performance for a relatively reasonable $80,000
  • accelerates so slowly for a near 500-horsepower car
  • is based on a car that was not well-known or respected, even in its country of origin

The Porsche 918 Spyder is expected to get gas mileage close to the equivalent of:

  • 78 miles per gallon
  • 15 miles per gallon
  • 143 miles per gallon