Can You Identify All of These Red Cars From a Photo?

By: Robin Tyler

Introduced in 1962, the Jetfire from Oldsmobile used a sport water injection system. For this to work, owners had to top up their Turbo Rocket Fuel, essentially a mixture of water and alcohol. Sometimes people forget - this affected the performance of the turbocharger and made the engine die. The Jetfire didn't last long.

Interestingly, the 911 GT3 has a flat six engine. It still goes like the clappers, however. This beautiful sports car first appeared in 1999 and is built to this day.

A big, brash American car, the Roadmaster was one of the family cars of the 1990s, even though it was a rear-wheel drive V8 powered monster. Of course, classic Roadmasters were produced between 1935 and 1958.

A performance version of the Valiant, the Duster was a fairly small vehicle for the time. It had a range of engine options and was produced by Plymouth right until 1976.

Produced by the American Motors Corporation between 1968 and 1970, the AMX was a GT-style sports car. It featured a 2-door coupe-styled body and had six different engine options. AMXs came with either a four-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission.

Started by Henry Ford’s son Edsel in 1937, the Mercury brand was positioned in between the Ford and luxurious Lincoln brands. Although Ford ended the brand in 2011, some iconic Mercury’s were built over the years including the Cougar XR7, a sort of upscale Mustang.

One of the most expensive luxury cars in the world, the S63 AMG is powered by a Mercedes-Benz M156 V8 engine which produces 518 brake horsepower. Of course, the interior of this vehicle is as luxurious as you would expect from a Mercedes.

With a responsive engine, comfortable ride and a surprising amount of passenger space, the Clubman is a popular model. Cargo space is limited, however.

This vehicle was once known as the Dodge RAM. The RAM Pickup is not only one of the most popular trucks in the United States, but also one of the most popular vehicles overall.

First launched in 1997, this compact cross-over from Japanese car maker Subaru is currently in its fourth generation. With seating for five, impressive cargo space and above-average gas mileage figures, the Forester is not be overlooked in the crossover segment.

Launched in 2012, the Opel Adam competes in the city car class. This three-door hatchback has three powerplant options, from 1.0-liters to 1.4-liters. Although the name may seem a little strange, the Adam is named after the founder of the company, Adam Opel.

While not reaching the sales figures of combustion-driven vehicles, the Model X from Tesla is quickly moving up the charts for plug-in electric cars. Through the end of 2017, about 70,000 models were sold.

This three-door hatchback had six petrol and four diesel engine variants from 2006 to 2013. The C30 was Volvo's premium sports coupe over that period.

Now in its third generation, the RDX, an SUV from Acura, was introduced in 2006. The latest marque is a thoroughly modern design, incorporating jewel eye headlights as well as sleek lines. The RDX offers two engines options, both V6, one of which is all-wheel drive.

One of the most dominating cars ever built in Formula 1 history, the F2004 helped Michael Schumacher to 12 wins in the first 13 races of the 2004 season. He went on to win his seventh world championship by the end of the season.

Part of the X-series of SUVs, the X5 was introduced by BMW in 1999 and remains in production today. This was the first SUV produced by the company. The fourth generation was introduced with the 2019 model.

Over 21,000 of this two-door convertible roadster were sold between 1987 and 1993. It was built to compete with two-door convertibles of other brands, particularly Mercedes and Jaguar. The Allante had three powerplant options, ranging from 4.1 to 4.6-liters, all of them V8's.

The Voyager minivan was produced by Chrysler from 1988 till 2016. During this time, Chrysler produced five generations. The last models produced had three powerplant options, two petrol, the largest a 3.8-liter V6 as one as one diesel variant.

Founded in 1910, Alfa Romeo was formed by Ugo Stella in Milan. Alfa makes some of the most beautiful cars ever conceived, none more so than the Quadrifoglio. But it doesn’t only look good. The Quadrifoglio races from 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds, thanks to its 2.9-litre turbo petrol engine, which produces 505 brake horsepower

The Gran Coupe was first introduced in 2011. It has a range of powerplant options, including diesel and petrol, with the biggest engine a 4.4-liter S63 V8 twin-turbo.

A pickup with a difference, the SSR was produced by Chevrolet between 2003 and 2006. In fact, SSR stands for Super Sport Roadster, with the vehicle actually a convertible pickup with a retractable hardtop! Unfortunately for Chevrolet, sales for the SSR were not exactly stellar.

First marketed in 1980, Metros were sold under a variety of names. It was intended to replace the MINI, but that didn't happen.

There have been three generations of the Audi TT 2-door sports car since 1998. In 2014, Audi released the TTS Coupe, a 4 wheel-drive vehicle that produces 306 brake horsepower.

The Aveo is a global brand, marketed in over 100 countries under a number of different names. It first entered the sub-compact market in 2002.

This full-sized luxury car was introduced by Toyota in 1991 and is still in production. Now in its sixth generation, the Crown Majesta is powered by a hybrid gasoline engine producing over 300 brake horsepower.

Well, the Pontiac Fiero certainly lived up to its name. Over 200 fires were reported by owners. And the reason, well, the Fiero would just go up in flames when its engine reached low oil levels, which happened often. Fiero... go figure!

Nissan used the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 to introduce their new compact crossover SUV, the Nissan Kicks, to the world. Replacing the Juke in the U.S. market, the Kicks is a 5-door mini SUV based on the V-platform.

The BGT from MG was part of the BG range. It was produced from 1965 to 1980 and was powered by a 1.8-liter engine. The BGT was a fixed roof 2-door roadster.

Marketed from 1997 to 2004, the CL saw two generations. This mid-sized two-door coupe was the first Acura model to be built in the United States.

In an effort to defeat the Ford GT40 domination at Le Mans in the late '60s, Enzo Ferrari introduced the 300 P4 in 1967. It was a formidable race car, winning at Daytona as well as Monza. The GT40, however, had its number at Le Mans and continued their winning streak.

The Altima, a model now in the mid-sized car segment from Japanese automaker Nissan, was first introduced to the world in 1992. It is currently in its fifth generation and has become one of the best-selling cars in the United States, with 1.5 million units shifted from 2013 to 2017.

This mid-engine, rear-wheel drivesports car was first marketed by Alfa Romeo in 2014. This roadster is a 2-door coupe, powered by a 1.75 L turbocharged engine which produces 237 brake horsepower. The 4C's top speed is 160 mph.

The Passat features in the competitive mid-sized class and was first introduced by Volkswagen in 1973. It is currently in its eighth generation and offers spacious seating for five.

First released in the United Kingdom in 1979, the Astra is exactly the same as the Opel version, except it is a right-hand drive car. In its seventh generation since 2015, this vehicle has proved a popular seller both for Vauxhall and Opel.

The Grand Prix was built by Pontiac between 1962 and 2008. It underwent a number of cosmetic changes during its production run but always had a number of V8 engine options to give it that muscle car appeal.

The first Cyclone was designed as an option for the Comet. Later versions were based on the body style of the Ford Fairlane. The Comet was produced from 1964 to 1971.

A four-door saloon car with epic performance – yes that’s the Maserati Quattroporte! The history of this model traces back to 1963, but the current model, the VI, really stands out. The top-of-the-range model features a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that pushes out an astonishing 523 brake horsepower!

This SUV is mid-sized, marketed in Japan since 1997. In other markets, it is known as the Lexus RX. A range of power plants are on offer with the current generation, including a hybrid. They also include the Toyota Safety Sense P system, which includes a pre-crash safety system.

The A1 launched in 2010 in the super-mini class. The A1 has a number of powerplant options, from 1.2-liter petrol engines to 2.0-liter turbo-diesels. This car is favored by drivers who want a sporty offering, but a relatively small car at the same time.

Like all the Formula 1 cars in the '50s, the Maserati 250 had a cylindrical shape. Don't be fooled, however - this was a monster. In fact, at the 1957 German Grand Prix, Juan Manuel Fangio, driving a 250F, was 48 seconds behind the leader with 22 laps left. He caught him and won the race!

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Image: By Berthold Werner, from Wikimedia Commons // JARO SPEED via youtube // By Autoviva (Flickr: Alfa Romeo 4C Concept) , via Wikimedia Commons // By Craig Howell from San Carlos, CA, USA (DSC01209), via Wikimedia Commons

About This Quiz

There is just something about a red car.

Think of Ferrari. That's their color, isn't it? Sure, they offer all their cars in a range of other colors, but they simply do not look as impressive as the red. After all, even their Formula One team has red cars.

It is a common perception that red cars cost more to insure in the United States, but this is an urban legend - simply not true. 

That said, red cars are not the most popular cars found in the United States. That status belongs to silver and white models, which account for a little over 20% of all the vehicles on the road. In Europe, it is very similar, while world figures are also a little over 20%.

Now red cars are around half that figure for the United States (10%) while in the rest of the world that figure drops to 9%. Maybe far too many people believe that old urban legend then!

But enough about car colors other than red. In this quiz, we present you with an image of a car model in red, and we'll see if you can identify the make and model. Some are simple, others are not.

Take your time and you will ace it!

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