How Many of These Cars Can You Identify?


By: Robin Tyler

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

In the 120 odd years since they were first invented, the motor car has come a long, long way. Early models were not called "horseless carriages" for nothing. Why? Well, they looked exactly like the carriage pulled by a horse but now the power came from an internal combustion engine.

As the years passed, the motor car changed in design, but perhaps the most popular throughout history has been the four-door saloon or sedan. Why? Well, it's the easiest way to transport a family in comfort. But that doesn't mean that other designs were not popular. Just think of all the types of cars that pop into your head when you think of the variety of vehicles in motoring history. Roadsters, two-seat convertibles, coupes, pickups, SUVs, minivans - the list goes on and on. 

So in this quiz, we are going to test your knowledge in identifying a range of cars from across the history of motoring. Some are modern, others are a few decades old, while others still were probably on the road before you were even born. And they encompass a range of vehicle types including sports cars, hypercars, racing cars and some, well let's just call them oddities. 

Good luck!

Can you name the failed '80s sports car in the image?

The dream of John DeLorean, the DMC-12 had its 5 minutes of fame thanks to the back to the future movies. It remained a terrible car with sluggish performance and was only produced for a year before the company went bankrupt.


A favorite with the US military, this pickup comes in a range of configurations and is a sister car to a similar pickup from Chevrolet. What make and model is shown in the image?

Available as a two-door, four-door double and four-door crew cab, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado are effectively the same car. The Sierra is popular with customers looking for rugged pick-up capable of going the distance. Its ability to take a beating is one of the reasons the Sierra is used by the U.S. military.


Can you name the vehicle in the image? It was marketed between 1985 and 1992.

The Comanche pickup was marketed by Jeep between 1985 and 1992. It offered two different configurations in terms of its cargo bed with either 6- or 7-foot lengths available. The Comanche had four engine options (including diesel) with a 4.0 L gas engine the biggest available.


This vehicle is thought to be the first model of a classic British sports car marque. Can you name it?

Much debate surrounds this vehicle. Some say it was the first MG ever built although it only came to light two years after the marque had already been in production. What is known is that it was built to race in sporting events. It was powered by a 1.6-liter engine.


A popular off-roader, this will take you where others fear to tread. Can you name it?

With a 4.6 liter engine, a central differential with the ability to lock and some of the best visibility available, the 2004 Discovery II quickly became a popular off-roader. It was more than capable of taking on fairly rough terrain without any major modifications.


Only 18 models of this hyper car were produced between 2011 and 2014. Can you name it?

The Koenigsegg Agera is one of the most expensive cars ever produced. The Agera One:1, the most potent model produced, features a 5.0-liter engine pushing out over 1,300 brake horsepower.


Can you name this classic car?

Is it a car? Is it a motorbike? Back in 1913, no one who saw James Scripps-Booth's invention was sure and certainly didn't want to own one! He didn't sell one example.


Just looking at it, you can see it is fun to drive! Name this 2-door roadster, please.

This 2-door, rear-wheel drive roadster first turned an engine over in anger in 1996. Still produced today, the Elise remains a fun, nimble car to drive with plenty of power under your foot.


In the 1990s, the battle between this Japanese saloon and the Subaru Impreza became legendary. Can you name the vehicle in the image?

The Evo saw the light of day in the early 1990s. This sports sedan feature front engined four-wheel drive. Not only quick, the Evo handled like a dream as well. Six different generations were produced in the 1990s.


You would need $2.9 million to buy this car. Worth it to travel at 261 mph, though, if you have the cash. Name the make and model, please.

The Bugatti Chiron’s 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine produces 1,500 brake horsepower. Its $2.9 million price tag will cause heart palpitations for your bank manager!


The perfect family vehicle with impeccable safety standards, can you name it?

One of the cheapest minivan options available, the Sedona, from Korean auto manufacturer Kia, has met the highest of safety standards, an important consideration when traveling with your family. It is not the most economical and has less cargo space than some of its competitors, however.


Fast! Unfortunately, only built for a three-year period before this racing project was scrapped. Can you name the make and model?

This race car was built by Cadillac to race in the American Le Mans series. The cars were built between 2000 and 2002 before General Motors scrapped the idea to focus on its Corvette racing program.


Japanese luxury based on the Toyota MC platform. Do you know what vehicle is shown in the image?

Introduced in 2011, the CT is a hybrid sports hatchback. The engine used in this hybrid system is a 1.8-liter straight four, while the electric engine is powered by a 1.3 kWh nickel-metal hydride battery.


The vehicle in the image first entered the market in 2002 and despite early promise, sales dropped significantly over its 9-year production run. Can you name it?

This compact crossover was produced by Japanese auto manufacturer Honda between 2002 and 2011. Models are powered by a 2.4-liter engine. Sadly, sales dropped considerably in the final years of production and the Element was discontinued.


Which strange vehicle is shown in this image?

The Briggs and Stratton Flyer was essentially a wooden bench that moved. It had no protection for the driver from the elements and no shock absorbers. By 1920, however, cars had already evolved to a point of relative comfort, and the Flyer just wasn't what the public was looking for.


Made by a Formula One racing team, this car is simply incredible. Name it, please.

This road car, produced by Formula One racing team, McLaren, was first manufactured in 2014. It is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and produces 641 brake horsepower.


Only 275 models of this beautiful vehicle were ever made. Can you name the car?

This incredible-looking sports car was produced by Jaguar between 1992 and 1994. Powered by a 3.5 L twin-turbocharged V6 engine, only 275 were made.


Competition for both GMC and Chevy, can you name this heavy-duty SUV?

The Excursion was built by Ford between 1999 and 2005. It was marketed as a heavy-duty SUV vehicle and seen as competition for both the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban.


This car quickly became a favorite around the world when first introduced in the 1980s with over 8 million sold in a 20-year period. What vehicle is it?

In the ‘80s, the Uno model was a particular favorite, both in Italy and around the world. The last Uno rolled off the production line in Brazil in 2013 with over 8 million built worldwide.


What is the make and model of the vehicle shown in the image?

This full-sized station wagon was produced by Chevrolet over two periods - firstly from 1958 to 1961 and again from 1969 to 1972. It was an entry level station wagon offered by the company during both its production runs.


Can you name the vehicle in the image? It is from a popular European brand, much-loved by businessmen around the world.

This luxury 4-door sedan with fastback styling entered production in 2004. This was Mercedes' first executive coupe since 1995. The CLS even has an AMG model powered by a 5.5L V8 Twin Turbo.


Built between 2002 and 2005, this vehicle sold around 70,000 units in America during its production run. Can you name it?

The Aviator debuted on American roads in 2002 and was made for a three-year period up until 2005. This luxury mid-sized SUV was powered by a 4.6 L DOHC Modular V8 engine and models included a 2-wheel drive as well as an all-wheel-drive version. Over 70,000 were sold by 2005.


Only 100 examples of this beauty were produced in Great Britain before the Second World War. What is it?

Just 100 examples were built of the L1 Continental Coupe in the early 1930s. They were mostly a two-tone color schemer, with canary yellow and black a favorite. The L1 was powered by a 1.0-liter six cylinder engine which produced around 41 brake horsepower.


A model available in America in the early 1990s, this vehicle used a Honda Accord chassis in later models. Can you name it?

The Vigor was marketed in the United States from 1991 to 1994. It was based on a stretched version of the Honda Accord chassis, although at first, early models were based on the first generation Honda Vigor, a car close to a decade old.


In 1999, this car sold for $5.983 million at auction. Can you name it?

Built between 1937 and 1939, essentially, this was a road-going version of the famous 8C 2900A race car.


This executive luxury sedan was produced between 1996 and 2005. Can you name the make and model?

The Hyundai Dynasty had all the luxuries one could expect from a model in this class including temperature-controlled seats with memory foam, electronic suspension and dual climate control.


Can you name this lesser-known sports car produced in the country that has given us some of the greatest-ever sports cars?

This Italian car was produced in 1971 and built for a period of 20 years. A 2-door mid-engined coupe, 7260 were produced.


A lesser-known off-roader, that doesn't mean it cannot handle itself against more popular vehicles. Do you know the make and model?

Also known as the Super Scout II, this American off-roader was a direct competition to the Jeep CJ. Much like the Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser, the Safari II could hit the trails without any modifications of any kind. It has a massive wheelbase – 106.5 inches – as well as a V-8 motor with a manual transmission


Produced in Germany between 1975 and 1977, this vehicle was considered an economy model. Can you name the make and model?

An economy model in the 02 series, the BMW 1502 first entered production in 1975. Powered by a 1.5-liter engine, the 1502 was marketed until 1977, even though production on the rest of the 02 range was stopped in 1975.


A small car, available as a hatchback or sedan, this vehicle was produced for a six-year period in the 2000s. What make and model is it?

This sub-compact car, available as a 5-door hatchback or 4-door sedan was built by Geely between 2003 and 2009.


Initally a concept car, this vehicle entered production in the late '70s. Can you name this American marque?

The Warlock, which fell in the power wagon category, was initially a concept car. Dodge put it into production from 1977 to 1979. The Warlock was only available in black.


It will cost you a cool $1 million to own one of these beasts. What car is shown in the image?

Powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine, The Lagonda Taraf (silly name Aston Martin, silly name) will take you from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. You could have one if you have $1 million lying around.


Built for a 22-year period, this vehicle is actually based on an Isuzu Trooper and is found in the Land Down Under. Can you name it?

Built between 1981 and 2002, the Holden Jackaroo was based on the Isuzu Trooper. This SUV was marketed for two generations and included an HSV model with a high-performance engine.


This car made its debut in the IMSA championship in the United States with German, Hans-Joachim Stuck, behind the wheel. Can you name the make and model?

After they moved out of the rally circuit following the demise of Group B racing in the mid-1980s, Audi turned their attention to something new. The result was the 90 GTO which raced in the IMSA championship in the United States. It did not win the championship but was a contender.


A small city car, this is one of the first vehicles ever built by a popular car maker from the East. What make and model is it?

The Carol is one of Mazda's oldest models and was introduced in 1962. The current generation, the seventh, is related to the Suzuki Alto and was released in 2014. It is powered by a 700cc engine.


This vehicle forms part of the luxury brand of Nissan. Can you name it?

As the luxury brand of Nissan, Infinity offers top-quality cars but a little pricier than other vehicles in their respective segments. The Q70 is certainly not cheap, even at entry level, but it does offer a host of onboard features, ample space for cargo and passengers and an excellent fuel-efficient hybrid engine.


This vehicle was quickly banned from racing tracks across America thanks to its rear rotating fans that created downforce. What is its name?

With a massive fan on the back and low side skirts, the Chaparral 2J sucked to the tarmac, giving the car incredible downforce and making it two seconds a lap faster than its competitors in the 1970 Can-Am series. It was soon banned.


200,000 units of this popular American vehicle were sold between 2007 and 2010 along although it was in production long before that. Can you name the vehicle in the image?

Part of Chrysler's offering in the mid-sized segment, the Sebring was produced between 1995 and 2010 and over three generations. It included various models including a sedan, convertible and coupe. It was rebadged as the Chrysler 200 in 2010.


With Ford dominating the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race in the mid-'60s, a famous auto manufacturer from Europe introduced this car to try and beat them. Can you name the make and model?

In an effort to defeat the Ford GT40 domination at Le Mans in the late '60s, Enzo Ferrari introduced the 300 P4 in 1967. It was a formidable race car, winning at Daytona as well as Monza. The GT40's, however, had its number at Le Mans though and continued their winning streak.


Luxurious, expensive and a favorite of monarchs and world leaders. What vehicle are we talking about?

Two generations of the Silver Shadow were manufactured by Rolls Royce between 1965 and 1980. This was the first Rolls Royce model to use a unitary chassis and body during construction. Rolls Royce offered a 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible. Just over 30,000 Silver Shadows were produced.


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