Interesting Car Facts You Probably Didn’t Know!

Cars have always been an intriguing gadget for people around the world but still many doesn’t know some of the most amazing history and hidden stories that we have planned to uncover for you.

  1. Volkswagen Group own Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati, Skoda and Porsche. It also controls Man Group – a company that specializes in making trucks and buses, Scania – a manufacturer of heavy trucks and buses as well and lastly Seat which is an in-house car manufacturing facility.

  1. In 2016, there were a total of 72 million cars manufactured. This mean there were approximately 2 lac cars made per day!

  1. When the Car Radio was introduced in 1920’s, some states wanted to ban it arguing that it could distract drivers and cause accidents.

  1. In Turkmenistan, car drivers are entitled to 120 liters of free petrol per month.

  1. In the early years of the 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the “GREEN” alternative.

  1. Adolf Hitler ordered Ferdinand Porsche to manufacture a Volkswagen, which literally means ‘People’s Car‘ in German. This car went on to become the Volkswagen Beetle. What’s also interesting to know is that a surviving sketch from the 1930’s – that was penciled by Hitler himself, looks similar to the production version of the first Beetle. The drawing was said to have been given to Daimler-Benz before being given to Porsche in Nuremberg.

  1. In the year 1916, 55% of the cars IN THE WORLD were Ford Model T, which is still an unbroken record. The only color that the car was available was in black and no other options so Henry Ford said ‘The Customer Can Have Any Color He Wants So Long As It’s Black’ – Ford Model T.

  1. Horsepower in cars do not factually mean that 1 HP is 1 Horse – that’s a myth. Some technical assessments of horsepower include converting one horsepower into 746 watts or 33,000 lbft of torque per minute. Based on these measurements, a horse produces only 0.7 horsepower.

  1. The world’s first long distance drive was done by Carl Benz’s wife, Bertha Benz who drove one of their Benz Patent-from Mannheim in southern Germany to Pforzheim on 12th August, 1888. She completed the trip in two days, covering 106 kilometers each way. The Benz Patent-Motorwagen was the first car in the world, and was driven by an internal combustion engine.

  1. Volkswagen named several of its cars after wind. Passat – a German word for trade wind; Golf – gulf stream; Polo – polar winds; Jetta – jet stream.

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