Cars have been around us for nearly 200 years now. Yet ever so often we see a car that awes us. At Soloautos, we love writing about cars. And when our latest blog post is all about facts and information, it totally gets our engines revving. So let’s go on a long drive today where we unearth various fascinating and sometimes surprising facts about our beloved cars.
Cars Cars Everywhere
There are currently more than 1 billion cars on our planet with 165000 cars being produced everyday . In Los Angeles alone, there are more cars than the number of people living there.
Volkswagen – The Car and Nearly Half of Auto Industry
Established in 1937, the German automobile giant Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati and Porsche. In EU alone, Volkswagen’s market share for the year 2013 was a whooping 42%.
How Did 9/11 Affect The Car Industry?
Car sales almost doubled in the wake of the 9/11 as many people weren’t really positive about flying. This fear is actually a bit misplaced as driving isrelatively dangerous as comparing to flying to your destination. According to multiple studies, the risk of dying in a car accident is 1 in 7000 which is 6000 times safer than the risk of dying in a flight which is 1 in 45 million.
Wait, What’s That Smell?
The ‘New Car’ smell that we all have come to love is actually a mildly toxic concoction of over 50 volatile organic compounds. So think again about rolling around in your car trying to take that smell with you.
To The Moon and Back
If you have ever want to act upon your promise to bring back the moon for your woman, then this piece of information will come in handy. It’ll take you around 6 months to reach the moon if you drive at 60 mph.
How Fast Can You Really Go?
The fastest street legal production car is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. You can achieve the speeds of 267 mph on this car’s steering wheel.
How Many Is Too Many?
Students from Karachi, Pakistan hold the Guinness World Record for the most number of people in a smart car. In all 19 students were able to fit in before the doors couldn’t be locked anymore.