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25 Mind Blowing Facts About Cars

One of the best utilities that people have nowadays is a car because traveling by car can provide a lot of benefits. The car is a vehicle with four wheels that can travel to various destinations around the world easily. Previously people didn’t own a lot of cars as only the richer category people had cars, but nowadays almost everyone in the world owns a car and enjoys the benefits that it has. Over the years, cars have come a long way in the technology that runs them. Companies across the world invest a lot in automobiles Technology and so have created a vast market for cars. The power engines, the weight, streamlining, the interiors, and the fuel consumption is continually upgraded for better models from brands like Daimler Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Volkswagen.

  1. The very first car was developed by a German inventor, carl Benz, on January 29, 1886. He filed a patent for his “vehicle powered by a gas engine.” The patent – the number was 37435 and can be regarded as the birth certificate of the automobile industry.
  2. Patent Motorwagen, the very first car, had just three wheels and a 0.75hp 954cc single-cylinder engine, but in 1893 Benz built his first four-wheeler, the Victoria, which had an engine of 3hp and was of 1745cc.
  3. A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was auctioned in the year 2018 that broke all the records. The car sold for a whopping $48,405,000.
  4. There are about 14 major car manufacturers in the world which control over 60 different brands. Some of these major brands include Volkswagen, Ford, Honda, Toyota, and Nissan. However, if you take into consideration all the local automakers within various countries around the globe and other smaller companies, there could be as many as 2,000 car makers globally.
  5. Toyota is the biggest car manufacturer on the globe.
  6. Germany is the biggest exporter of cars with a market share of 23%. In comparison, China is the biggest producer of cars in the world, with 27,809,196 cars in the year 2018.
  7. The People’s Republic of China has the largest fleet of motor vehicles in the world, with 281 million cars. In 2009 the country became the world’s largest new car market in the world.
  8. San Marino of southern Europe has the highest car per capita in the world. The country has 1263 vehicles per 1000 people.
  9. Out of the major countries, the United States has the highest car per capita with 838 cars per 1000 people.
  10. Emissions from car exhausts are responsible for more deaths every year than road accidents. According to a study, there have been 53,000 deaths per year in the US which were caused by emissions from vehicles which is around 16,000 more than traffic accidents.
  11. If the mass in a one-kilogram bag of sugar could be converted into energy, it would be enough to drive a car non-stop for 100,000 years.
  12. In 2019, almost 92 million motor vehicles were produced worldwide.
  13. In the year 2014, Toyota produced about 3270000 cars. If the outcome of one day is calculated, it would be 13,400 cars each day.
  14. A single car has about 30,000 parts. These 30k parts or so use different raw materials and different manufacturing processes.
  15. The rolls Royce Boat tail is the most expensive car in the world and has a price tag of 28 million dollars.
  16. The Koenigsegg Regera and Bugatti Chiron have the strongest engine in the world, with a whopping 1,479bhp.
  17. Each day, Americans drive about 25 miles and spend an average of one hour behind the wheel. Each day, Americans drive about 25 miles and spend an average of one hour behind the wheel.
  18. Toyota Corolla is the most powerful car in the world. It is manufactured in 16 different countries. In every 40 seconds, one corolla is sold.
  19. In the year 2019, the fastest car on planet earth was Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ with a top speed of 490 .48 km\h(304.77 mph). In the year 2020, the spot for the fastest car was taken by SSC Tuatara with 508.73 km/h(316.11mph).
  20. Infiniti Q50 is the most accident-prone car in the world. The percentage of Infiniti Q50 drivers with a prior at-fault accident is 26.25%.
  21. The largest speeding fine is a reported to be $290,000 (£180,000) ticket given to an anonymous Swiss motorist who was caught driving 137 km/h (85 mph) in an 80 km/h (50 mph) zone in a village near St. Gallen, Switzerland, in January 2010.
  22. The fastest known speeding ticket was issued in May 2003 in Texas. The motorist was operating a Koenigseggs CCR, a Swedish sports car, and was allegedly going 242 mph (389 km/hr) in a 75 mph zone. The driver was arrested, and his sports car was towed.
  23. The first music player in a car was developed by Chrysler in 1956. The player was developed by CBS Labs and played a limited selection of specially provided 7-inch discs, which use to run at 16⅔ RPM.
  24. The 1986 Buick Riviera is also considered a touchscreen pioneer. It was likely the first mass-production vehicle to harness the touch screen in a car. The Riviera featured a green and black cathode ray tube screen display.
  25. A typical formula one car is typically a v-10 and 3.0-liter engine with a top speed of 375 km/h.

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