Like all real project cars are never really complete, a real car enthusiast’s car knowledge is never ample enough. Always hungry for new information about petrol mileage, fast cars, car sales, and how much a one horsepower actually transforms to in watts, we were poking around and selected some nuggets about rides that we thought you guys would be interested. Learn something knew with these25 Fascinating Motoring Statistics You Didn’t Know.

  • There are approximately 300 million cars on the road in America.


  • The fastest speed clocked on the autobahn was 268.8 miles per hour.


  • When you add a teenager to your policy, the average cost goes up 156 percent.


  • Automobiles are the most recycled consumer product in the world.


  • Drivers kill more big game than hunters.


  • It takes 9.4 seconds for the 1980 Ferrari Mondial to get to 60 mph from a dead stop.


  • NASCAR cars get about 4.5 mpg.


  • Up 13 percent from 2011, 14.5 million cars were sold last year.


  • One horsepower is equal to 746 Watts.



  • The “new car smell” is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds.


  • Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati and Porsche.


  • The odds of dying in a car accident are around 1 in 5,000.


  • The inventor of the cruise control was blind.


  • The world’s fastest street-legal production car is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, at 267 mph (431 km/h).


  • Volvo designed the three-point seatbelt patent open and accessible to other car companies for free, in the interest of safety. It saves an individuals life every 6 minutes.


  • Up to 80% of an average car is recyclable.


  • Joe Ranft, co-writer on the picture “Cars,” died in a car accident while the movie was still in production.


  • Having no recollection of your drive to work or school (autopilot) is called “Highway Hypnosis.”


  • In 2013, white was the world’s most popular car color.


  • The original armoured presidential car was a Cadillac that had formerly belonged to Al Capone.


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