How Many of These British Cars Can You Identify From an Image?

By: Khadija Leon
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About This Quiz

Some of the world's best cars and car manufacturers are found in Great Britain and, as of 2014, there are still more than 30 active British car manufacturers. Some of these iconic automobiles include the Aston Martin DB5, the Land Rover Defender, the McLaren F1, the Ford GT40 and the Caterham/ Lotus Seven. While many of them may not have been mass produced, and while some of them may have exceeded $2 million in cost, they were still groundbreaking cars, making them very important to Britain's automotive history.

Many of these cars were featured in magazines, on television shows and in blockbuster movies, motivating these companies to produce more cars of even better quality — with an increased price point to match. There were also cars like the Vauxhall Cavalier and the Mini Cooper, which sold millions of units and to this date are still being driven around the country and the world.

How well do you know your British cars? Are you able to identify all of them correctly or do you only know the popular ones? The only way to find out is to take this quiz! When you're done, ask your friends to take it so that you can compare your results.

The Land Rover Freelander is a compact sport utility vehicle which was manufactured in two-wheel and four-wheel-drive versions from 1997 to 2014. There was a second generation called the Freelander 2 which was marketed as the LR2 in North America and the Middle East.

The Ford Sierra is a mid-sized or large family car which was produced by Ford Europe from 1982 to 1993 in order to replace the Ford Cortina. There were a number of body styles under the nameplate, some of which included a three-door liftback, a four-door saloon and a five-door estate.

The XK120 is a sports car that was manufactured and marketed by Jaguar from 1948 to 1954 and was available as a two-seat roadster, a two-door drophead coupe and a two-door fixed head coupe. The car succeeded the SS Jaguar 100 and was succeeded by the Jaguar XK140. Just more than 12,000 were produced in its run.

The Land Rover Discovery is a five-door mid-size SUV which has been manufactured since 1989. The vehicle, which is now on its fifth generation, sold more than 350,000 units between 2010 and 2016.

The Aston Martin DB11 is a grand tourer coupe which has been manufactured and marketed since 2016. It is a two-door coupe and, since 2018, has also been manufactured as a two-door convertible. The car was crowned as the most beautiful car of 2017 by Axel Springer publishing.

The Jaguar E-type, sometimes called the Jaguar XK-E, is a sports car which was manufactured between 1961 and 1975. It was based on Jaguar's award-winning D-type race cars and, in 1967, was able to reach a top speed of 241 km/h, going from 0 to 97 km/h in just 7 seconds.

The Triumph Herald is a two-door car which was introduced in 1959 and was sold until 1971 by Standard-Triumph Company. The car was offered in multiple models including vans, convertibles, coupes, estate cars and saloons. The vans were later marketed as the Triumph Courier.

The Jaguar XJ series is a full-size luxury car which was sold by Jaguar cars from 1968 through 2019. The XJ Series II, shown here, was produced from 1973 through 1979 and more than 91,000 were produced. Jaguar will produce an electric version of the vehicle starting in 2020.

The history of the Lotus Elan is a confusing one. The name of two different vehicles produced by Lotus Cars, the first was the Elan Type 26 and the 26R racing version, the Type 36 and the Type 45, which were all two-seaters, and the Type 50, which offered four seats. These were produced from 1962 to 1975. In 1989, the line was revived with the Type M100, which was produced by Lotus until 1995. The production rights were then sold to Kia, which produced it as the Elan, Roadster (in Germany) and Vigato (in Japan) until 1999.

The MGB is a two-door sports car line which was manufactured and sold by the British Motor Company from 1963 to 1968, British Leyland from 1968 to 1980 and the Rover Group from 1993 through 1995. The MGB Roadster was the first of the line — a convertible with a 1.8-liter inline-four engine.

The Lotus Esprit is a sports car line manufactured by Lotus Cars between 1976 and 2004. The car line was one of many models designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and included many series in this lineup, including Lotus Esprit S1, S2, V8 and the Turbo.

The Ford GT40 (Grand Touring) is an endurance race car which was produced from 1964 until 1969. It was based on the British Lola Mk6 and was powered by American-built V8 engines. Only 105 were ever produced.

The Range Rover Classic is a 4X4 sport utility vehicle which was produced by Land Rover when it was a division of British Leyland, which was later known as the Rover Group. The car was manufactured from 1970 to 1996 as a three-door and a five-door SUV with a number of different power plants along the way.

The Morris Minor is a two-door saloon which made its debut at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1948. The car was produced for three decades (discontinued in 1971) and it was the first British car to have sold over one million units.

The Caterham 7 is a sports car that has been produced by Caterham Cars from 1973. The car was inspired by another car called the Lotus Seven, which Caterham Cars bought the rights to use the design after its production ended in 1972 and now offers as kits and fully assembled vehicles.

The Jaguar XJ220 is a two-seat supercar which was produced from 1992 to 1994. It was a collaboration between Jaguar and Tom Walkinshaw Racing and, at the time of production, it was the fastest production car with a maximum speed of 212 mph. There were a total of 282 vehicles of this model produced.

The Austin 7, nicknamed “Baby Austin” is an economy car which was produced from 1922 to 1939. During its production, it was one of the most popular cars and was also sold beyond the British market. It was produced in many body styles, including a two-door saloon, a three-door coupe and a three-door van.

The Rover SD1 was a series of executive cars which were manufactured and sold by British Leyland from 1976 to 1986. The five-door hatchback was considered to be the last British Rover. The car also won the European Car of the Year award in 1977.

The McLaren F1 is a car which was produced and manufactured by McLaren Cars from 1992 to 1998. Just 106 of these two-door coupes were produced, and they were as fast as they looked; the prototype reached a top speed of 386.4 km/h (240.1 mph), setting a Guinness World Record for a time.

The Ford Escort is a small car which was manufactured by Ford’s European branch from 1968 until 2004. The car was introduced to replace the Anglia and came in a variety of body styles including two- and four-door saloon. The Escort sold more than 4.1 million units during its production run.

The DB5 is luxury grand tourer designed by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera and made by Aston Martin from 1963 to 1965. This car was one of many in the DB series but is perhaps the most famous because it appeared in James Bond's Goldfinger in 1964.

The Ford Cortina, also known as the Ford Consul Cortina, is a large family car that was manufactured by Ford from 1962 to 1982 in five different generations and was followed by the Ford Sierra. It was the best-selling cars of the 1970s in the United Kingdom.

The Land Rover Defender is a four-wheel-drive off-road vehicle which was produced and marketed by Land Rover from 1983 to 2012 and then by Jaguar Land Rover from 2013 to 2016. Once it was discontinued, Jaguar Land Rover announced their intention to create a new Defender, expected to go into production in 2020.

The Bentley Continental GT is a grand tourer which has produced by Bentley Motors since 2003. It was one of the first cars released by Bentley since being acquired by Volkswagen AG and came in two body styles — the two-door fastback and two-door convertible.

The Ariel Atom is a high-performance sports car which has been produced by Ariel Motor Company since 2000. There have been several generations of the Ariel Atom including the Ariel Atom 500 V8 Limited Edition and the Ariel Atom 3S.

The Vauxhall Astra is a small family car which has been produced by Vauxhall since 1979. The Astra nameplate was used for the first two generations of the right-hand drive version of the German automobile company’s Opel Kadett, meant for the U.K. market.

The Lotus Elise is a two-door roadster sports car which was designed in 1994 and released in 1996 by Lotus Cars The vehicle is still in production. The Series 1 was capable of reaching speeds of 240 km/h and was named after the chairman of the company’s granddaughter.

The Jaguar Mark 2 is a mid-sized saloon car which was produced from 1959 to 1967. The Mark 2 models were renamed to Jaguar 240 and 340 a year before the company announced the release of the XJ6.

The Mini is a small economy car which was manufactured and sold by British Motor Corporation from 1959 until 1968, then by British Leyland through 1986 and finally by the Rover Group until 2000. The car was a major part of British pop culture and was voted as the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind Ford's Model T.

The Aston Martin Vanquish is a grand tourer which was manufactured by Aston Martin from 2001 to 2007 and then from 2012 to the present day. The two-door coupe series included the V12 Vanquish and the Vanquish S, unveiled in 2017.

The Vauxhall 30-98 was manufactured and marketed by Vauxhall from 1913 to 1927. It has an open body with four seats and is known as one of the best-known and best-selling sports cars in the mid-20th century.

The McLaren P1 is a plug-in hybrid sports car which made its debut in 2013 and was sold until 2015. There were only 375 of these two-door coupe sports cars produced, and went for $1.15 million in 2014.

The Evora, produced under the name “Project Eagle," is a sports car which has been produced and sold by Lotus from 2009 and is still in production today. There were more than 12 models of Evoras produced, all of them capable of exceeding a top speed of 250 km/h and all of which are able to reach 60 mph from 0 in 5 seconds or less.

The TVR Chimaera is a two-seater convertible sports car which was manufactured and sold by TVR from 1992 to 2003. The Chimaera was named after the Greek mythological monster, the chimera — a creature made of the parts of different animals.

The Stag is a sports tourer manufactured and sold by Triumph Motor Company from 1970 to 1977. It was designed to compete with the Mercedes-Benz SL class models, and there was a planned coupe version which was never made.

The Cavalier is a large family car manufactured and marketed by Vauxhall from 1975 to 1995 and was initially based on the Opel Ascona. In the car’s three generations, it sold almost 2 million units, making it one of the most popular cars sold in Britain.

The Aston Martin DB9 is a grand tourer produced from 2004 to 2016 and was available as a two-door coupe or convertible. The car, featuring a 5.9-liter V12 engine, is able to reach a top speed of 186 mph and is able to go from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds.

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is a compact luxury crossover sport utility vehicle which began production in 2011 and is still being made today. The vehicle is available in a five-door or three-door crossover SUV and a two-door convertible.

The Austin-Healey 3000, sometimes called the “Big Healey,” is a sports car manufactured between 1959 and 1967 as a two-door roadster then convertible by British Leyland. The car was very successful and many of them were exported to North America in 1963.

The Bentley 4 ½ Litre is a sports car that won the 1928 24 Hours of Le Mans and came in second the following year. It was designed and constructed by Bentley Motors to replace the Bentley 3 Litre and was produced and sold from 1927 to 1931.

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