Cars have become such a huge part our our daily lives that there isn’t too much which surprises us about these incredible machines anymore. You probably feel like you know pretty much everything there is to know about cars at this point. Most of us know all about low cost car insurance, accidents, what to do with our tyres and even stories about the first cars on the road. But actually, there are still a lot of facts you probably didn’t know about cars.
Tesla motors wasn’t founded by Elon Musk
The first thing most of us think about when we hear the name Elon Musk is how he create Tesla motors; this however isn’t quite the case. In fact, Elon Musk acted as an investor in the early days of the brand and then became a huge part in the design of the vehicles. The real founders of the car company are Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning.
Most cars are made of 30,000 parts
When you have seen model cars and built them, you will likely have been fairly surprised at how many components you needed to put together to make it. However, for a real car, 30,000 parts is a staggering number. It is something which we don’t see when we step into our car on the way to work in the morning, but it is incredibly impressive nonetheless.
The fastest car isn’t the one you think
Most people assume that the fastest car in the world is the Bugatti Veyron. It is a stunning machine which is built with streamlining and world class engineering. The top speed this car will hit is a staggering 268mph, but there is one car which can do better. The Hennessey Venom GT is not as well known in the field but this is actually the fastest car in the world with a top speed of 270mph. The only reason you won’t have heard of this is because the test wasn’t done under proper conditions and therefore could not be recorded as official.
The Lamborghini 350 GTV was created after an argument
When Enzo Ferrari insulted Ferruccio Lamborghini one day, the car creator decided to get his own back on Ferrari and create the infamous vehicle we know and love today. If every argument ended with an invention like this, maybe it would be advisable to start a row with your grandma at the dinner table!
Ferrari produces 14 cars every working day
This might not sound too bad until you compare that most car brands will produce around 10,000 cars every single day. The reason for this small number is that Ferrari are perfectionists and they take a huge amount of time making sure every single detail is perfect on their car.
The most popular car colour may surprise you
Most people would think that the more popular colour for cars is either dark blue, red or black: but this is not the case at all. The real favourite is actually white, with silver coming in a close second. It makes you wonder where all of these people are!