10 Interesting Car Facts

on Thursday, 25 October 2018.

1. The world’s first speeding ticket was issued in 1902
How fast was the offending motorist travelling? A scandalous 45mph.
 
2. 1 in 4 cars on the UK’s road were made in China
Which is a lot, given that there are around 35 million cars in the UK.
 
3. A modern Formula 1 car can drive upside down in a tunnel at 120mph
F1 cars produce around 3.5G while cornering, meaning they’ve enough aerodynamic downforce to drive upside down in a tunnel.
 
4. 60 million cars are produced every year
That’s 165,000 a day, 6,875 an hour and 115 a minute — crazy right?
 
5. 1 billion cars are currently in use around the world
Compared to the world’s population, that’s around one car for every seven people on Earth. Amazing.
 
6. The average British driver will spend around 99 days of their life stuck in traffic
Sorry to be depressing, but it’s true. Our advice is to try not to think about it.
 
7. It would take less than a month to get to the moon by car
That’s right — drive straight up at an average of 60mph, and you could get to the moon in under a month.
 
8. The average car contains over 30,000 unique parts
When you think about it, it’s a miracle they don’t break down more often.
 
9. 75% of all cars produced by Rolls Royce are still on the road
It seems Rolls Royce owners really love their cars.
 
10. Volkswagen owns twelve well-known car brands from 7 European countries
Including Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.
 

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