Below is 20 interesting facts that we got from the internet.
1. The longest track ever used for F1 is Pescara in Italy, at 24.7km, and not the Nurburgring, which is 2.7km shorter.
2. The most expensive car sold at auction was the £4.7 million 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe.
3. The UK’s best selling car of 2007 was the Ford Focus, with 126,928 registered. Second was the Vauxhall Astra, with 113,894.
4. The first ever land speed record was set on December 18 1898, when French race car driver reached a speed of 39.23mph in an electric car.
5. The world’s fastest diesel car is the JCB Dieselmax, which achieved a speed of 350mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats on August 23 2006. Like the Thrust SSC, the Dieselmax was also driven by Wing Commander Andy Green.
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6. Ferrari makes a maximum of 14 cars a day.
7. The top car model produced in 2007 was the Mini, with a total production run of 237,709.
8. The UK compact SUV market is worth £2.5 billion a year.
9. It costs £28,400,000 to build one mile of motorway in the UK, according to the Department for Transport.
10. Volkswagen builds 2.3 million cars on the Golf platform every year – more than any other manufacturer gets from the same base.
11. The first traffic lights were installed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1914.
12. The world’s widest road is the Monumental Axis in Brazil, which has enough space for 160 cars to drive side by side.
13. In 2007 Toyota became the world’s biggest car manufacturer, taking over from US giants General Motors.
14. The Porsche 911 was originally badged as a 901 until a disagreement with Peugeot who were using the ‘ 0 ‘ in their model numbering.
15. The Bugatti Veyron takes ten seconds to stop from its top speed of 253mph.
16. The paint on a Ferrari F40 is so thin you can see the carbon fibre weave through it. More layers would have added undesirable weight
17. The fastest production car in the world is the 257mph SSC Ultimate Aero
18. The 195mph Nissan GT-R is the fastest production car ever built by a Japanese carmaker.
19. The best-selling car of all time is the Toyota Corolla, which sold a staggering 30 million before its replacement by the Toyota Yaris in 2007.
20. The Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion and Seat Ibiza Ecomotive emit just 99g/km of CO2, making them exempt from road tax.