Can You Identify The Car Brand From A Photo Of The Car Part?

By: Robin Tyler
Image: Youtube via Vanguard Motor Sales

About This Quiz

Cars: since their beginnings, they have stolen our imagination. Yes, in their foundations, they looked like blocks on wheels. But as engines became more powerful, design became critical. 

Car engineers at the time worked out that things like aerodynamics could not only make their cars go faster but save on gas as well. Slowly but surely, car design became a science, with many, many hours put into each new model built by hundreds of car companies around the world. Modern cars, for example, are the result of hundreds of people, working on every element of design, and finally into manufacturing the final product. 


Now if you show you an image of a car, as an auto nut, you will quickly tell us the make and model. So in this quiz, we are really going to put your car knowledge to the ultimate test. No longer do you get to see the whole car but now, it's just a single part or section of the car that you will see. Don't worry. It is something significant, however, to help you identify it. Of course, if you struggling, our hints will put you on the right path.

So what are you waiting for? Go for gold in the ultimate car brand identification quiz!

Good luck!

Almost instantly recognizable, the Willys Jeep was produced for American armed forces during the World War II. Of course, after the war, Jeep went on to become a very successful commercial brand in its own right.

Has there ever been a car more iconic than the Volkswagen Beetle? Or a car produced for a period of over 65 years like the Beetle was (the last rolled off the production line in 2003 in Mexico)? No, there probably hasn’t been and never will be. A true classic!

A luxury SUV, the Tesla Model X is an electric vehicle capable of traveling between 237–295 miles on a single charge depending on driving conditions. Sporting all-wheel drive and two motors, the top of the range P90D produces 193 kilowatts to the front tires and 375 kilowatts to the rear tires!

Introduced in 1998, the Smart ForTwo is a city or microcar that weighs a mere 880 kg is 106 inches long and 65 inches wide. Still in production, the current Mk III is available as a 3-door hatchback or 2-door cabriolet.

The brainchild of Carroll Shelby, the Cobra first revved in anger in 1962. Based on a lightweight body that he imported from the AC Cars, Shelby bolted a Ford 260 engine to it. And the rest is history! In the years that followed, Shelby bolted even bigger engines to the AC frame which brought about a car with nimble handling and lots and lots of power.

Built between 1980 and 1999, the Silver Spirit is the epitome of luxury. Four distinct marks were produced in its 19 year history with the final version, the Mark IV powered by a 6.75 L Rolls-Royce L410 V8 engine.

Perhaps one of the lesser-known muscle cars, the Rogue certainly had the credentials. Not only was it a lightweight two-door coupe but it had all the power it needed thanks to 280 horsepower producing V8. Sadly, it was up against Mustangs, Camaros and GTO's and never really stood a chance in that company.

An entry-level Porsche between 1965 and 1969, the 912 is a variant of the 911. Initially, it even outsold its more famous sibling. Although it was not as powerful as the 911, it was incredibly full efficient.

Launched in 2010, the Juke immediately caught the eye with its very different looks in what was a bland compact crossover SUV market. The Juke originally first appeared as a concept car in 2009. It proved popular in the United States, selling over 150 000 units over a five-year period from 2012 to 2016.

In 1959, the Mini Mk 1 was introduced to the world. And what a popular car it proved to be. Over the years, it underwent a number of upgrades, but that distinct Mini appeal never left. The last of these cars rolled off the production line in the late 1990s.

The Batmobile in the 1960s Batman TV series was, in fact, a Lincoln Futura, a concept car from 1955. Only one was ever built.

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.

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.

With a range of affordable, high-spec cars coming out of Korea, Hyundai’s Elantra model is certainly one of the best cars available from that Asian country. This car, which features in the compact class, has been on the market since 1990 and was available in the United States the following year. It continues to prove to be fairly popular with sales of over 200,000 units for the last five consecutive years.

The entry-level Yukon has less than stellar cargo space. That can be overlooked, however, thanks to its fine interior finish and the massive amount of power sitting under your right foot.

The Thunderbird was originally devised by Ford to compete with the first generation Corvette. Much debate rages whether this vehicle could be considered as a muscle car but early models certainly displayed many traits adopted by muscle cars in the 1960s.

The 2018 Acura is one of the cheapest vehicles in its class. It offers excellent fuel economy but performance wise, it's not that impressive. The entry-level model also has the bare minimum in terms of accessories. Expect 35 mpg on the open road and around 25 mpg in the city.

With its four headlights, Phoenix decal on the hood, massive air scoop and sleek lines, the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am certainly looked the part. And car loves bought it in droves with over 100,000 sold that year alone.

And a cube it is! One of the oddest looking vehicles on the road, the Cube was released by Nissan for sale in Japan in 1998. After a decade, it was made available in both the European and US markets. This mini MPV is now in its third generation and although it initially sold well in the US, figures have dropped off significantly.

A hybrid sports car first seen in 2014, the i8 is not only good for the environment but it is possibly one of the best looking cars on the road today. And for a hybrid, it is incredibly quick, going from 0-60 mph in just 4.4. seconds.

One of the most iconic vehicles ever produced by Chevrolet was the Belair. Manufactured between 1955 and 1957 it will always be remembered for its fantastic trim and those beautiful pointy tailfins.

This full-sized Chrysler model was available as a four-door sedan or two-door coupe. Its design incorporated the concept of streamlining, one of the first American cars to do so. Ultimately, however, the Airflow was not a particularly successful model for Chrysler.

Designed by Tom Gale who helped design the famous Lamborghini Diablo Viper RT/10 was introduced in 1992. It is powered by an 8-liter V10 engine which produced 400 brake horsepower.

Considered the first sports car built by an American company, the Bearcat introduced in 1914 had a four-cylinder 60 brake horsepower engine. Although by today’s standards that may seem like nothing, in 1914 the Bearcat was the fastest thing on four wheels.

The original Fiat 500 was introduced in 1957 and built until 1975. Over 3.8 million were made.

Chrysler Turbine was a concept car was built in small numbers. In fact, only 55 were made of which 50 were used in a designed user program. As one can tell by the name, this Chrysler model was driven by a turbine engine. Only nine remain today of which two are in private hands.

When you think of big luxury SUV’s certainly the Escalade pops into your mind. With its massive 20 inch rims, large tires and plenty of chrome, the Escalade is perfect for those who want to make an entrance. This probably explains why it is loved by rappers!

First released in 1997, it was hard not to notice the Prowler with its retro styling. This 2-door roadster was powered by a 3.5-Liter EGG V6 engine. Over 11,000 were made.

A four-door saloon car with epic performance – yes that’s the Maserati Quattroporte! The history of this model traces back to 1963 but the current model, the VI really stands out. The top of the range model features a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that pushes out an astonishing 523 break horsepower!

Introduced in 1997, the Navigator was the first SUV offered by Ford's luxury brand. The Navigator is the heaviest vehicle ever produced by Ford. This was certainly a case of a vehicle that was large, and in charge!

Introduced in 2011, the CT is a hybrid sports hatchback based on the Toyota MC platform also used for the Matrix and Corolla. The petrol 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.

A compact crossover SUV, Jeep released the Compass in 2006. Now in the second generation, which received a five-star EUROCap safety rating, the Compass has six engine options (four petrol and two diesel). Close to 3 million of this model have been sold in the United States and Canada since 2006.

When it was released in the '70s, the Countach was like nothing ever seen before. And with it's scissor doors, it was became an instant classic.

One of the most beautiful cars of the '50s, the SL 300 was topped off by its gull-wing doors. Today, it is recognised as one of Mercedes' greatest models.

One of the most famous marques of the Corvette is the Mk II Stingray, produced between 1963 and 1967. This classic had either a 2-speed automatic gearbox or 3-speed manual with a range of engine options including small and big block V8’s.

A sports utility truck, the Ridgeline was first marketed by Honda in 2005. It is currently in its second generation and is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine.

The first generation of the GT40 won the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race for four straight years from 1966 to 1969 which included filling out the top three positions in 1966. Only 105 were produced.

A two-door coupe or fastback, the Crossfire was marketed by Chrysler between 2004 and 2008. The Crossfire was designed and built during Chrysler's association with Daimler and interestingly features many Mercedes SLK parts. The Crossfire was also powered by a 3.5-liter V6 AMG engine. Just over 76,000 were sold worldwide during its production run.

A real looker, The SJ was only for the rich and famous. After all, it was produced during the depression, so the man in the street was certainly not going to get behind the wheel. These cars had a supercharged motor and were capable of traveling at over 100 mph.

Developed in conjunction with the Formula 1 team, McLaren, the SLR made its debut in 2003 and was built until 2010. With a 5.4 L supercharged M155 SLR V8 under the hood and a manual gearbox, the SLR was somewhat of a monster and generated over 600 brake horsepower!

Produced between 1936 and 1940, the Zephyr was a mid-sized luxury car made by Lincoln. It was the only car in its class to feature a V12 engine with its rivals running V8's and straight 8s. The Zephyr was available in a variety of body types including 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible and 4-door sedan to name a few.

A sports car from Lexus, the LFA was produced for just a two-year period from 2010 to 2012. It was one of the most expensive cars offered by the brand and only 500 were built. The LFA was powered by 4.8-liter V10 capable of producing 552 brake horsepower.

Know for their sports cars, the LM002 was a massive departure for Lamborghini. It was built between 1986 and 1993 with 328 made. Interestingly, Pirelli was commissioned to make custom tires for the vehicle.

A civilian version of the Humvee military vehicle, the Hummer H1 would then obviously be more than capable as an off-roader. And it is but with limitations. In fact, some H1 owners went as far as changing out the standard 6.5-liter diesel engine and replacing it with something to provide more speed. Another disadvantage is that the H1 is a massive vehicle. You need a large open off-road track for this behemoth.

Since 2012, the Honda Civic has sold over 1.6 million units in the United States alone. The Civic brand was first introduced by the Japanese automaker in 1972 in the subcompact car bracket. From 2000, however, the Civic has competed in the compact car class. Including sales up until the end of 2015, 18.5 million Civics have been sold worldwide.

First released in 1964, the Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic muscle cars ever built. Sales in its first year were well beyond what Ford had envisaged as around 400,000 vehicles were shifted.

Founded in 1910, Alfa Romeo was formed by Ugo Stella in Milan. Alfa makes some of the most beautiful cars ever conceived none more so than the Quadrifoglio. But it doesn’t only look good. The Quadrifoglio races from 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds thanks to its 2.9-litre turbo petrol engine which produces 503 brake horsepower

The Pacer was not everybody’s cup of tea back in the day. But thanks to an iconic part in the Hollywood blockbuster, Wayne’s World, this little car has developed quite a cult following.

This mid-engined two-seat sports car was first marketed by Audi in 2006. It is available as a coupe and convertible and uses Audi's all-wheel-drive system. This, along with a 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine give the R8 plenty of oomph!

Mini cars have a certain charm and perhaps the most famous of them all is the Isetta. Interestingly, this was not a BMW design but built under license. BMW built the Isetta between 1955 to 1962.

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