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1  Which sports car is the most recognizable automobile associated entirely with the United States and no other country?
Since the early 1950s the U.S. Corvette has been a recognizable U.S. icon in every country it has been driven in. The 1970s probably brought out the most recognizable version of the model, with the swooping curves and low profile distinct and unique the Corvette entirely. Every model built has been a two-seater with a V-8 engine under the hood, regardless of what other changes occurred over time.
A The Mustang
B The Maserati
C The Corvette
D The Charger
2  When the first Dodge Viper was first release in 1992, what was missing on the new car?
The side windows were missing. Instead of providing the standard glass side windows expected on almost every car, Dodge providing a vinyl insert instead for drivers to place when they wanted to keep our rain and water out. The vehicle also didn’t have door handles. There was a bit of a Dukes of Hazzard feel to it to get in.
A Side Windows
B A front grille
C A tail spoiler
D A luggage compartment
3  Which vehicle was the dream sports car for teenagers in the 1980s?
Believe it or not, the Lamborghini Countach was the sports car 1980s teens really salivated over. The Magnum P.I. red Ferrari was a close second. The Countach was the top vehicle profiled on posters that appeared in many teenagers’ bedroom walls, a few of them spiced up with a model astride the car in a bikini as well.
A The red Ferrari on Magnum P.I.
B The Corvette
C The Mustang
D The Lamborghini Countach
4  Which Nissan Z-Car sold over 100,000 units in the first three years it became available in North America?
The 240Z was the Nissan sports car model that broke all expectations on sales and units moved in the first three years of market presence in North America, which was particularly impressive at the time given how poor the general attitude was toward Japanese sports cars at the time.
A The Z300
B The 240Z
C The 300ZX
D The Zoom Zoom
5  Which Japanese sports car appeared in Fast and Furious movies and incorporates the 2JZ engine but can be heavily modified to do far more in terms of performance with that engine?
If you were thinking Toyota and the Mark IV Supra you are correct. The 2JZ engine was so popular for aftermarket modifications, the Supra quickly became popular for all sorts of monkey wrenching, amping up and youth sports driving. The movie placement didn’t hurt at all either.
A The Mark IV Supra
B The Porsche 911
C The Nissan 300ZX
D The Dodge Charger
6  Which Honda model was the Japanese carmaker’s market response to compete with the likes of the Ferrari and Porsche, going head to head on the track where possible?
The NSX might seem like a mini-car bubble racer, but this high-design state of the art vehicle was fully intended to give the Italians and Germans a run for their money. Not only is the build solid and loved by professional sports car critics, the NSX has proven its ability to compete on the track with the best of the high performance models and hold its own.
A The Passport
C The Civic
7  Which iconic roadster put the British to shame by producing a similar sized sports car that was actually reliable and didn’t break down on every drive out the door?
Well it definitely was not the MG. The correct answer is the Miata. The Mazda Miata has not only retained a strong following, the car and all of its models continue to be extremely popular for those who like to just get out of the road, particularly in the hills, and feel the curves as tight as possible. The combination of a solid motor, light body, and extreme responsiveness make the car an all-time favorite.
A The BMW Z4
B The Porsche 911
C The Miata
D The MG
8  Which sports car was famous for being designed by Carroll Shelby?
The Shelby Cobra was a unique racer that Carroll Shelby was allowed to design and construct with the assistance of Ford Motor Company. The evolved Cobra Shelby imagined packed a 289 V8 engine block under the hood. It took off on the race track and set a new standard for engine power expectations. Then Shelby upgraded the vehicle to the Cobra 427 and that invention only took 4 seconds to reach 60 mph.
A The Mustang
B The Cobra
C The F-150
D The BMW Z4
9  What year did Lamborghini celebrate its 25th anniversary and which model car was issued for that specific event?
The year was 1988, and the QV Countach was released by Lamborghini to mark its 25 years of luxury sports car production and operation as a car marker company.
A 1988, the QV Countach
B 1981, the first Countach
C 1995, the Turbo S
D 1980, the QVX Countach
10  What years were the Ferrari F40 in production from the Italian sports carmaker?
The F40 was in full production from 1987 until 1992. Ferrari sold 1,311 units of the model, and it was notable in that the F40 incorporated a rear wheel drive versus the engine push being in the front of the vehicle. The model was also a nod to the 40th anniversary of Ferrari at the time, and it was the last model design approved by Enzo Ferrari personally before he passed.
A 1981-1985
B 1990-1995
C 1975-1980
D 1987-1992
11  What year and event convinced the public that the Dodge Viper was worth its design and should go into production from Chrysler?
While there has never a been a presidential nod for the Viper, the public loved the vehicle at the 1989 North American International Auto Show when it was unveiled to the cameras and attendees.
A 1988 when the concept was first released by Advanced Design Studios.
B 1989 at the North American International Auto Show.
C 1990 when the first test models were released in dealer show rooms.
D 1991 when the President gave a nod to the vehicle as his favorite.
12  How far apart were the two generations of the Audi R8 in terms of production runs?
The first production occurred in 2006 and the second generation launched in 2015, so 9 years is the correct answer. Interestingly, very little changed in the vehicle from one model to the next. It was originally inspired as a concept and copy of the Lamborghini Gallardo. And the frame is a unibody aluminum construct for lighter weight on the road and response.
A 9 years
B 10 years
C 5 years
D 0 years
13  Which British sports car and model was able to reach 150 mph and could pass 60 mph in 7 seconds?
The last answer is the correct one. The Jaguar E-Type ran in production from 1961 to 1975 and was built to fly on the road. Notably, the fast power was produced not by a heavy engine but a smaller V6 XK6 engine block.
A The MG
B The Range Rover
C The Jaguar D
D The Jaguar E
14  What was the top speed one could realize with the Porsche 911 1965 model when it was first released?
The 1965 Porsche 911 reached a top speed of 210 kilometers per hour or 130.5 miles per hour variant. This was done with a 130 horsepower V6 air-cooled engine block.
A 130.5 mph
B 100 mph
C 200 mph
D 170.5 mph
15  How many units did Ford sell when the first Mustang model became available to the American public market?
Ford hit the big payday with the Mustang. It was so popular, the first generation sold over 1 million produced units off the assembly line. And that was the first generation in the first 18 months of availability, not years afterwards.
A 500,000 plus units
B 750,000 plus units
C 900,000 plus units
D 1 million plus units
16  What years was the Aston Martin DB4 GT model in production?
The GT version of the DB4 was a short production run by Aston Martin, and the DB4 GT’s short window of assembly as well as its unique features and 302 horsepower make it a collector’s sports car.
A 1958-1969
B 1959-1970
C 1958-1962
D 1959-1961
17  Which famous common carmaker is responsible for producing the design for the Bugatti Veyron?
Volkswagen takes the title for being the designer of the Bugatti Veyron, winning the Top Gear Car of the Decade Award for 2000-2009 designs.
A Nissan
B Volkswagen
C Fiat
D Ford
18  How many series was the Alfa Romeo Spyder produced in?
Four different series were produced with the title Alfa Romeo Spider from 1966 to 1994. The first one, the Duetto gained fame in the Dustin Hoffman movie, The Graduate.
A Four
B Two
C One
D Three
19  What is the top speed that the BMW i8 is electronically-limited to, even though it could likely go a lot faster?
The BMW i8 was capped at 155 mph with a computerized limiter built into the system. Take of the restrictor, and the sky’s the limit given the power of the engine inside.
A 160 mph
B 155 mph
C 108 mph
D 172 mph
20  What year did the Ferrari Testarossa 512 TR debut and at which auto show?
The Los Angeles Auto Show premiered the 512 TR model, with practically an entire new design not seen before in earlier models.
A 1989, New York International Auto Show
B 1995, the Hamburg Sportscar Show
C 1992, the Los Angeles Auto Show
D 1991, there was no auto show
21  How many units of the Hennessey Venom were produced by the manufacturer and sold to the public?
Hennessey produced 13 units total from 2011 to 2017. That included 6 Spyders and 7 Coupe models.
A 200 Units
B 10 Units
C 43 Units
D 13 Units
22  What is the suggest price point for the base model of the Nissan GT-R for 2019 (the Pure model)?
If your tax refund is big enough, you to can own a Nissan GT-R base model for a small fee of $100,000.
A $150,000
B $300,000
C $200,000
D $100,000
23  What location was the McClaren P1 tested in to make sure it could handle extreme heat temperature conditions with its cooling system?
Death Valley seemed the perfect location for extreme heat to operate an engine in and with decent roads on which to drive the McClaren during the testing. It helped that California also had a prime shipping port and plenty of international airports by which to move the car quietly from prying eyes.
A Death Valley, CA
B The Sahara Desert, Africa
C Salt Lake City, UT
D The Gobi Desert, China
24  How many of the Porsche Cayman units were sold in the U.S.?
Approximately 1,200 units of the 2,400 production run were sold in the U.S. Interestingly, the Cayman only comes with a manual transmission, increasing its popularity.
A All of them.
B About half of production.
C None of them.
D One third.
25  Which generation was the last one for production of the Dodge Viper and what years did it cover?
The Dodge Viper’s last generation ran in production from 2013 until 2017. It was first seen in 2012 at the 2012 New York Auto Show and coupled a 6-speed transmission to a 640 horsepower V10 engine block. Whoosh!
A 2010-2019
B 2012-2015
C 2013-2017
D 2015-2019
26  Which European Car Show did the Audi R8 second generation make its debut and quickly won over converts with the package?
The 2015 Geneva Motor Show was the big event for the R8. Two styles of the second generation R8 were shown off, gathering lots of reviews and comments.
A The Rome Auto Show 2015
B The London International Auto Show 2015
C The Barcelona International Carmakers’ Show 2015
D The Geneva Motor Show 2015
27  What year did the Ford Mustang return again in production and availability with a brand new model?
The Ford Mustang showed up again at car dealers in 1994. It looked far more techy for the 1990s and there was more plastic involved, but it was indeed a Mustang with the pony logo on the front.
A 2000
B 1991
C 2002
D 1994
28  Which generation of the Ford Mustang was built with an independent rear suspension design for the first time?
It was the later sixth generation Mustang that incorporated an independent rear suspension. Earlier models did not have this design.
A First generation
B Third generation
C Second generation
D Sixth generation
29  How long did it take the Aston Martin DB4 to reach 100 mph from a dead stop to full speed?
The DB4 model was amazingly fast for its production period between 1958 to 1962, and it was easily a top racer with a 21 second timing to 100 mph under official testing.
A 14 seconds
B 30 seconds
C 75 seconds
D 21 seconds
30  Which sportscar designed by a German automaker uses Michelin PAX run-flat tires specifically designed for its operation and performance?
The Bugatti Veyron was specifically outfitted with Michelin PAX tires to optimize its track performance for drivers.
B Porsche 911
C Bugatti Veyron
D Mercedes C-Class
31  Which sports car manufactured in the United Kingdom gained the reference as the first of the “folded paper” designs in the 1970s?
The Folded Paper designs were car products from Giorgetto Giugiaro, and the Lotus Esprit provided one of the first flat and angular car shapes for sports car aficionados to purchase at the time.
A The Ferrari
B The DeLorean
C The Lamborghini Countach
D The Lotus Esprit
32  What year did the Alfa Romeo Spider realize its last styling and design change for production?
1990 was the pivotal year in which the model went through a series of big body changes as well as engines being swapped out.
A 1990
B 1988
C 1995
D 1991
33  What type of engine was the BWW i8 incorporating with its first production run?
BMW went with the tried and true, and the first model of the BMW i3 was built with a 3-cylinder engine run on gasoline.
A Standard combustion gas engine
B A lithium battery engine
C A hybrid engine synchronous electric motor
D A diesel engine
34  How many Ferrari Testarossas were produced for the entire model’s production run?
Approximately 10,000 units of the Ferrari Testarossi were produced from 1984 to 1991.
A 1,000
B 50,000
C 10,000
D 200,000
35  Which competing car model was the Chevrolet Camaro designed to compete with?
Chevrolet pumped out the Camaro just three years after the Mustang appeared, shocked at how popular the Ford sports car was and wanting a piece of the market.
A The Dodge Charger
B The Corvette
C The Toyota Sabra
D The Ford Mustang
36  What year was the last year of production for the Toyota Supra Mark IV?
Toyota ended assembly of the Supra in 2002, but it’s now marketing information that a 2020 model will be coming shortly.
A 2005
B 2002
C 2001
D 2003
37  What major design changed was required to be able to sell the MGB sports car in U.S. markets in 1974?
U.S. regulators would not let the MGB be sold in the U.S. until the ride height was increased.
A The tire choice has to be wider
B The windshield needed to be rounded
C The taillights needed to be bigger
D The ride height had to be raised
38  Which Ford race car was never put into production but it did win the Le Mans multiple times in the 1960s?
The GT40 was the key winner, putting Ford’s name on the race board again and again, placing all three top spots in the 1966 Le Mans alone.
A The Ford Mustang
B The Ford GT
C The Ford GT40
D The Ford Touring GT
39  How many versions are available for the Nissan GT-R for 2019?
The 2019 version of the Nissan GT-R is produced in four variants: the Pure, the Premium, the Track Edition, and the NISMO.
A Three
B One
C Five
D Four
40  What size engine is included in the production of the Ferrari 488 GTB?
The Ferrari 488 GTB engine block puts out an amazing 0.8 second response to a pedal to the floor push, and all of that power comes from a 3.9 liter V8 engine block.
A A 3.9 liter V8 engine
B A 4.0 liter V8 engine
C A 6.0 liter V12 engine
D A 2.5 liter V6 engine
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