Favorite Cars Quiz

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Which car is the most iconic? It depends on who you ask. Did trivia about your favorite make it into this quiz?

The 2005 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 is well loved for its exclusive styling, its rarity, and its power delivery. Exactly how many ponies does this pony car put out?

The Shelby Mustang GT500 features a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 that makes 500 horsepower.

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What emblem is on the grille of the 2005 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500?

This high-performance Mustang has a Cobra badge instead of the usual Mustang badge.

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In December of 2013, which car got to leave its tire treads on the sidewalk outside the TCL Chinese Theatre?

The 2015 Ford Mustang got the celebrity treatment on the famous sidewalk as part of the publicity events for its reveal.

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What model year marked the introduction of the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera?

The Gallardo Superleggera was introduced for 2007.

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What does Superleggera mean?

Superleggera is Italian for “superlight,” and the Lamborghini earns this name by swapping out some metal body panels in favor of lighter carbon fiber replacements.

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What was the approximate MSRP on the 1987 BMW M3?

The 1987-1990 BMW M3 sold for about $35,000.

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How much horsepower does the second-generation BMW M3 provide?

The 1987 BMW M3 boasts a 2.3-liter inline-four engine that makes 192 horsepower.

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What company produced the original Mini?

The Mini was conceived in 1957 by the British Motor Corporation.

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What company now produces Mini Coopers?

BMW introduced the present-day Mini Cooper in 2000.

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What year was the first Mini Cooper S built?

Race car builder John Cooper designed the first turbocharged Mini Cooper S in 1963.

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What is Honda’s top-selling passenger car?

The Accord has been Honda’s best-selling car in the United States, practically ever since its introduction in 1976.

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What was Motor Trend’s 1984 Import Car of the Year?

The Honda Civic CRX, a two-door hatchback version of the Civic compact, took that honor.

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When was the Chevrolet Nova introduced?

The Nova was introduced for the 1962 model year.

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Chevrolet threw around the Impala name on several distinct models through the decades. When was it first used, and on what car?

The 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala was the company’s first use of the Impala badge.

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The 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS was a performance version of what Chevy model?

The 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS was based on the Caprice.

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Audi produced its Quattro Coupe from 1980 until 1991. What is the last year it was available in the United States?

The Quattro Coupe was pulled from the United States after the 1985 model year.

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Who designed the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia?

The VW Karmann Ghia was a joint venture between Karmann, a German coachbuilding company, and Ghia, an Italian design company.

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What feature of the Ferrari Enzo was brand new and never-before-seen?

The 2003 Ferrari Enzo was the first to use carbon-fiber brakes for advanced stopping power.

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How much horsepower is produced by the Ferrari Enzo’s V-12 engine?

The Ferrari Enzo makes 660 horsepower, which is why it needs those carbon-fiber brakes.

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What car inspired Chevrolet to create the Camaro?

Chevrolet wanted a pony car to compete with the Ford Mustang.

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What engine did Volkswagen introduce in the 1993 Passat that was the company’s first new engine since the 1970s?

The 1993 Passat GLX came to the United States with the 174-horsepower VR6, and VW still uses an evolved design of this engine today.

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How many years was the DeLorean DMC-12 produced?

The DeLorean DMC-12 was produced in 1981 and 1982.

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What gives the DeLorean DMC-12 that distinctive sheen?

The DMC-12 was constructed with stainless steel body panels.

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What was one of the first Japanese cars designed specifically to appeal to the American market?

The Toyota Camry, which arrived stateside in 1983, was designed for American buyers and has been a best-seller ever since.

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What made the original Mazda Miata such a success?

The Mazda Miata was a fresh design from the ground up, and at every step, its designers tried to keep things simple and didn’t let the car get too heavy.

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Which model accounted for half of all Jeeps sold in the mid-1990s?

Though the Jeep Wrangler was enjoying unprecedented popularity during this era, the Jeep Grand Cherokee made up half of the brand’s sales.

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When did AM General begin production of the civilian Hummer?

Interest in the Hummer peaked in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, prime time for the first civilian Hummer in 1992.

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What was the Volkswagen Concept 1?

Volkswagen took the Concept 1 on the show circuit in 1994. Public response was so positive that it convinced Volkswagen to release the New Beetle in 1998.

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Which performance car expert consulted on the Dodge Daytona Turbo Z?

Carroll Shelby helped Dodge modify its K-car platform for better performance. In fact, the Turbo Z’s successor included the Shelby name.

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The Buick Grand National is a performance version of what Buick model?

The Grand National’s full name is actually the Buick Regal Grand National.

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