Fewer than 1 in 5 gearheads can identify these sports cars from a single image. Can you?

By: J. Scott Wilson
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Whether it's a classic muscle car or a sleek, modern coupe, we've all got a favorite sports car. Wrap your hands around the steering wheel of this quiz and see if you can keep it on the road!

The Mustang is one of the most iconic of American sports cars. After a decline in sales in the early '80s, Ford introduced the 5-liter engine and the Pony Car roared back to life.

The Camaro hit the market in 1966 as a competition for the Mustang. The two cars have dominated the domestic mid-price sports car market ever since.

The Trans Am was a version of the Pontiac Firebird. It was made famous as the car Burt Reynolds drove in the "Smokey and the Bandit" movies.

The Firebird was conceived as a competitor to the Mustang, aimed at the Pony Car market. It was known for the striking Firebird hood decal that looked like Quetzalcoatl.

The Spider was a classically European sports car. It was tiny, tough and ferociously fast through corners. It was made from 1966-1994 and is still a favorite among collectors.

The Porsche 911 was the first Porsche most Americans saw. It hit big in the market in the '80s, and soon the low-slung speed demons were everywhere.

The Jetta was one of Volkswagen's first attempts to shed the mold of the "Beetle" company. It's compact, powerful and incredibly reliable.

France's Citroen 2CV may not look like a sports car, but it's been a favorite among rally drivers. This Beetle lookalike has a two-cylinder engine, which doesn't give it a very high top speed, but it's light and nimble around corners.

The Testarossa's unmistakable silhouette, with the side "strakes" looking a bit like a cheese grater, served a purpose. The dual radiators were in back with the engine, so the strakes were needed to keep airflow to them.

It's rare that a car name is so literally translated to its design, but the Quattroporte is a four-door luxury sports "saloon." This means it's got luxury-level comfort but will still leave just about anyone in the dust.

The Honda Civic is something of a stealth sports car. It started out as an economical sporty car, but improvements over the years have turned it into a favorite speedster among younger buyers.

The Corvette Stingray, with its distinctive bulges over the front wheels, is one of the classic American sports cars. A redesign in the '80s to a more traditional wedge shape was initially rejected, but the 'Vette is still one of the most popular high-end sports cars.

The Challenger is a mid-priced sports car that is targeted at young men. The passenger compartment is a bit small, though, so they need to be shorter young men.

Acura is Honda's luxury/performance nameplate in the U.S. market. This car is a bit of both.

BMW has been THE status nameplate in the U.S. market for years. This "beemer" has enough muscle to outrun just about anything else on the road.

Subaru is known for selling practical, sturdy and safe vehicles. The WRX is a mold-breaker, built for European rally racing. It corners tightly, and the acceleration will snap your head into the headrest.

Bring your BIG checkbook if you want to buy this car, which starts at more than $100K. However, for your expenditure you'll get a state-of-the-art power plant that can generate up to 600 HP.

This car melds sports performance with all-wheel drive. In a truck, that gets you deep into the woods. In a car, that gets you serious corner hugging.

This car was one of the most recognizable high-end sports coupes of the '70s. In a famous Car and Driver article, humorist P.J. O'Rourke and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner drove the car from coast to coast, having misadventures along the way.

If you think of Audis as sleek European touring sedans, this will come as a shock. This car looks like it just rolled off a Le Mans track, and the $160,000+ price tag means it just might have.

Contrary to its name, this car is not built to haul golf clubs down fairways. It's actually a sport mid-priced sedan that's now become a favorite among amateur rally drivers.

This car is classed as a luxury/executive sedan, but that doesn't cover what's under the hood. The 3.8L engine comes with a 5-speed manual transmission, making clutch nuts ecstatic.

This sporty two-seater is a bargain by German luxury car standards, coming in just below $90K. For that, you'll get more than 400 horsepower and plenty of second looks.

Aston Martin will forever be known as the chosen car of James Bond in the early days. This $300,000 muscle car is a far cry from Bond's wheels, but it doesn't have machine guns or an ejector seat.

Cadillac is known for luxury, and this car has that, but it's also got plenty of muscle. More than two tons of Detroit steel contains an engine that produces a neck-snapping 640 hp.

Dodge is known for making modern muscle cars, and this is one of the best. It's affordable, coming in at under $30,000, but has plenty of speed to rack up interstate tickets.

Partnerships between American and Japanese carmakers have yielded mixed results, but the Stealth was definitely a win. It was only sold for five years in the '90s, but collectors still covet them.

Jaguar (pronounced JAG-yew-er by Brits) has gone through its ups and downs over the decades. This luxury tourer hid a V-12 engine under the hood that could send it hurtling down straightaways at ridiculous speeds.

You might recognize this as the car that converted into a submarine in the Bond flick, "The Spy Who Loved Me." It also rode across "For Your Eyes Only," giving Aston Martin some British competition.

The Viper is Dodge's bid to compete with the high-end Italian sports cars. It's hand-crafted, perfectly rounded and comes in at less than $90K, a bargain!

Classic American car joke: Did you hear about the crash between the Mustang and the Thunderbird? When the police arrived, all they found was a horseshoe and a pile of feathers.

This two-door speedster was Volkswagen's big step away from the Beetle. It sold thousands in Europe, where its small body and nimble handling made it a star of the rally circuit.

The Modena was named after the Italian birthplace of Enzo Ferrari. It wasn't as groundbreaking as previous Ferrari designs, and the 360 line to which it belonged petered out in 2005.

The Carrera GT is the car that Paul Walker of "Fast and Furious" fame was in when he was involved in a fatal crash. With a rear spoiler and an engine that produces north of 600 hp, it's eye candy for those with the money to get one.

The 11-year production run of this car no doubt led to record revenues for speed patrol officers everywhere. It used the familiar wedge shape, with a V-12 engine that was ridiculously powerful.

While the actual story of the DeLorean is one of failure, it's permanently enshrined in movie history thanks to "Back to the Future." Sadly, the flux capacitor was never included as optional equipment.

This most successful of all the Austin-Healey coupes is still prized by car collectors and rally enthusiasts. Its distinctive oval grill appears to "kiss" its rivals goodbye on the road.

You could be forgiven for not realizing this was a BMW. The unsuccessful partnership with Lamborghini resulted in the wedge body, and it only ran for three production years.

This classic Ferrari comes from long before the days of the wedge bodies. Its rounded contours appealed to connoisseurs, and considering that only 39 were ever made, those are about the only guys who have one.

The E -Type began production in 1961 with an atypically small 3.8 liter engine. The Series 1 showed the overlong hood that became a hallmark of Jaguar body style for three decades.

The Porsche 550, also known as the Spyder, was produced in the mid-'50s. In 2012, one in mint condition sold for nearly $4 million at auction!

Only 105 of these high-powered racing cars were produced in the '60s. It made a splash in Europe, where it won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for four straight years!

If you (rightly) think of Kia as a maker of practical, sturdy but largely boring cars and SUVs, this might shake you up. The Stinger is still a five-door liftback, but it has an optional 3.3 liter twin-turbo V6 that generates a respectable 365 HP.

The Impreza is a steel cousin of the redoubtable Outback, but with far more zip. While it's still a sedan, the handling and power make it an able competitor in amateur road rallies.

The original Miata was a favorite of young drivers with poor judgment in the '90s. It was very lightweight, which made it not terribly resistant to 3 a.m. collisions with fixed objects.

There may be no more sought-after or hyped car at present than the Tesla. The all-electric vehicle with the controversial autopilot feature can range almost 400 miles on a charge, and out-accelerates a lot of its gas-powered brethren.

The '80s version of the Sonata was a classic boxy Asian rumblebox. The modern Sonata sings on the curves and hustles on the flats, while still coming in under $24K.

THIS is the Aston Martin that made Bond cool. First appearing in "Goldfinger," a restored DB5 was sadly destroyed in "Skyfall," but Bond took his vengeance on the destroyers.

The new Ford GT is an homage to the Le Mans winner, but looks very different. The futuristic carbon fiber body conceals a 6-cylinder EcoBoost engine that generates almost 650 HP.

The Fiero sold more than 370,000 units in its five-year production run from 1983-1988, almost all of them in the U.S. The plastic body panels made it lightweight, but also led to widespread condemnation among safety-oriented types.

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