Category Archives: Auto Interesting Facts

Ford C-MAX Energi Tops All Utility and Compact Vehicles with EPA-Rated 620-Mile Range; Triples Prius Plug-in’s Electric Range

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 16, 2012 – America’s most efficient utility vehicle – Ford’s new 108-MPGe C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid – also has the most range of any utility or compact vehicle with a 620-mile overall driving range as rated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Ford C-MAX Energi has the most range of any utility or […]

World’s Smallest Car – Mirai is 45.2 cm tall, Shorter than Your Baby

Japanese car measuring 45 cm tall has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being the World’s Smallest Car. Named “Mirai” which means “future” in Japanese measures just 45.2 cm tall. The car was created by teachers and students of the automobile engineering course of Okayama Sanyo High School in Asakuchi, Japan. The car […]

Alfa Romeo 8C

The Alfa Romeo 8C name was used on road, race and sports cars of the 1930s. The 8C means 8 cylinders, and originally referred to a straight 8-cylinder engine. The Vittorio Jano designed 8C was Alfa Romeo’s primary racing engine from its introduction in 1931 to its retirement in 1939.

Do you know that a windshield wiper was invented by a woman in 1903?

The inventor Mary Anderson is credited with devising the first operational windshield wiper in 1903. Mary Anderson (1866–1953) was a real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist and inventor of the windshield wiper blade.

The fastest street-legal production car in the world – Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a mid-engined grand touring car, designed and developed by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in Molsheim, France by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.

Maybach 57 and 62

The Maybach 57 and 62 were the first automobile models of the Maybach brand since the brand’s revival by DaimlerChrysler AG (now Daimler AG).

Maybach Exelero – the most expensive concept car sold for US$8,000,000 in 2005

The Maybach Exelero is a high-performance sports car. The 700 hp (522 kW) two-seater with a twin turbo V12 engine is a one-off design built on request for Fulda Tires.

The most expensive car sold by manufacturer

The most expensive car sold by manufacturer was the Aston Martin One-77 – US$4.4 million.

The most expensive car sold in private sale

The most expensive car sold in private sale in 2012 was the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – US$35,000,000.

The most expensive cars sold in auto auctions

The current record is $16,390,000 for a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, sold on August 21, 2011 in an auction hosted by Gooding & Company in Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, in Pebble Beach, California, United States.