Can You Name Each Car Brand Based On A Photo Of The Engine?

Robin Tyler

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About This Quiz

A car quiz with a difference!

Are you ready for it? Can you take yourself from the back of the grid to first position, accepting the checkered flag as you ace one of our hardest car quizzes yet?

You see, identifying a car from an image is easy if you think about it. But what if you had to identify the carmaker as well as the model from simply looking at an image of its ENGINE? 

Not so easy now, is it? Or maybe your car knowledge runs so deep that this, too, will be a breeze for you.

From a classic Toyota sports car to the very epitome of luxurious driving, or perhaps the most recognizable car in the world. Their engines feature here. 

What about the first performance hatchback, an American classic or a military vehicle that became a civilian favorite? Those are featured as well. And of course, we have thrown in a few incredible sports cars as well. It would be wrong to include them and their incredible powerplants. 

So what are you waiting for? Fasten your seatbelt, hit the throttle and go, go, go! 

Beating this quiz is just a few short corners away!

Good luck!

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

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

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

Known for its incredible handling and punchy performance, the Subaru Impreza was first introduced to the Japanese market in 1992. This car is now in its fifth generation and remains an excellent seller worldwide

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

Released in the compact car market in 1982, the Toyota Camry has changed over the years and since 1991, the vehicle has found itself in the mid-size car category. In that guise, the Camry has undergone facelifts on six separate occasions. It is an extremely popular model in the United States, selling over 2 million units in the last five years.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

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. A true classic!

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

Volkswagen started the "hot hatch" revolution with the introduction of the Golf GTI in 1976. This was a Golf Mk 1 with a high-performance engine and instantly became a hit.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

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.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

Released in 1994 and produced for the next decade, this British sports car is the epitome of cool. After all, it is the choice of James Bond. Over 7,000 were produced with two engine options available, including a 5.9-liter V12.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

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 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine give the R8 plenty of oomph!

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

The most expensive model from BMW, the Gran Coupe was first introduced in 2011. It has a range of powerplant options including diesel and gas, with the biggest engine a 4.4-liter S63 V8 twin-turbo.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

The LaCrosse from Buick is an excellent option as a mid-sized luxury car, especially if you are looking for something that is not European. It has an excellent safety rating, very impressive gas mileage numbers, handles very well and offers a very comfortable ride. Over 220,000 were sold in a five-year period between 2012 and 2016.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

When you think of big luxury SUVs, 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!

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

This plug-in hybrid vehicle from Chevrolet was first produced in 2010. It is available in a number of countries around the world. The Volt has an electric range of around 53 miles.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

The Voyager minivan was produced by Chrysler from 1988 till 2016. During this time, Chrysler produced five generations. The last models made had three powerplant options, two gas, the largest a 3.8-liter V6 as well as one diesel variant.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

The Curved Dash Oldsmobile was released in 1901 and built until 1907. Before Ford had dreamt about his production line, Oldsmobile was living it when producing the Curved Dash. Although let’s be honest, it still looks like a horseless carriage. The Model T started to look more like a car. Over 19,000 of the Curved Dash Oldsmobile were produced.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

Released in 1996, the Boxster is a 2-door, 2-seat roadster. This Porsche was driven by a water-cooled, flat six-cylinder engine. Although not as quick as some of its rivals, it handled beautifully.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

Pontiac produced some iconic names in motoring, and none more so than its GTO. The first models, released in 1964, were available in a convertible, hardtop and coupe. This was a serious muscle car and remains a firm favorite with enthusiasts today.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

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 engine from which car is shown in this image?

One of Jeep’s top-selling models, the Grand Cherokee was first introduced in 1992. It is currently in its fourth generation. Worldwide sales figures for the Cherokee reached just over 277,000 units in 2015.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

A high-performance version of the regular Civic, the Type R was a favorite of boy racers around the globe. First produced in 1997, it is currently in its 5th generation and is available as a 3- or 4-door hatchback or 4-door sedan. The 5th generation is powered by a 2.0-liter engine capable of producing over 300 brake horsepower.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

Without a doubt, the Model T from Ford is one of the most iconic cars ever built. Not only did Henry Ford make a car that was affordable to the ordinary citizens of the United States, but he produced them at such a rate to be able to keep up with the demand. From 1908 to 1927, 15 million Model T's were sold in the United States.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

Launched in 1996, only 448 Ferrari 500s were ever made. This timeless design was powered by a 5.5-liter V12 capable of producing 485 horsepower.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

The first 4x4 Bronco hit the trails in 1966 and between that year and 1977, proved to be a more than capable off-roader. Blessed with a turning circle of just 33.8 feet, thanks to a wheelbase of 92 inches, later models also included a Ford V8 engine with incredible torque.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

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.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

Largely acknowledged as one of the best off-roaders ever, the FJ40 Land Cruiser was produced between 1974 and 1993. And the best part? Well, the Cruiser was able to tackle the toughest terrain straight out the box, with little need for modifications.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

There have been three generations of the Audi TT 2-door sports car since 1998. It is available as both a coupe and roadster and also includes an all-wheel driver Quattro model. In the '90s it became an immediate head turner thanks to its sleek lines and excellent performance figures.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

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. Most people, however, remember the BMW model above any others. BMW built the Isetta between 1955 to 1962.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

For lovers of all things American over foreign cars, the Regal makes perfect sense. Although the base entry is slightly underpowered, it handles well. The interior also some modern technology combined with a good overall finish. Cargo space is also limited.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

Certainly an iconic name in American motoring, the Cadillac DeVille was produced between 1958 and 2005.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

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.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

Built by Italian firm Pagani, the Zonda sports car had a unique look when introduced in 1999. A number of models followed over the years with a range of power plant options including a 6.0 /7.0 or 7.3-liter M120 AMG V12 motor with the 7.0-liter pushing out 540 brake horsepower.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

One of the finest sports cars on the planet, the Nissan GT-R is not only fast but it handles incredibly! The current generation GT-R was introduced in 2007 and is a following of the Skyline GT-R. It is powered by 3.8 L twin-turbo V6 engine.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

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!

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

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 engine from which car is shown in this image?

Although the RS Cosworth competed on the rally circuit, a few were made available for the public to buy. Simply put, this was a monster capable of 0-60 mph in under 6 seconds and a top speed of 147mph. Our only complaint? The monstrous big spoiler found on many was simply hideous.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

- The most powerful muscle car ever built, the Hellcat produces an astonishing 707 brake horsepower thanks to its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

With performance on par with many far more expensive supercars, the Supra became a popular performance car option for the man in the street. Powerd by a 3.0-liter Twin-Turbo engine, the Supra produced 276 brake horsepower.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

The Camaro was first launched in 1967 and is still a Chevrolet model to this day. This muscle car has seen six different generations. The current Camaro offers three different engine configurations, with the SS sporting a 6.2-liter V8 capable of producing 455 brake horsepower.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

This supercar is currently in its third generation, the Dodge Viper Phase VX. It was designed by Tom Gale, who helped design the famous Lamborghini Diablo. The Viper RT/10 was introduced in 1992. It is powered by an 8-liter V10

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

Ferrari F40s were produced between 1987 and 1991. Many consider this to be the finest Ferrari ever. The F40 was powered by a 2.9-liter twin turbo V12 capable of producing 471 brake horsepower. The F40s top speed was 321 km/h.

The engine from which car is shown in this image?

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.

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