How Many of These Cars Can You Identify?

By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

In the 120 odd years since they were first invented, the motor car has come a long, long way. Early models were not called "horseless carriages" for nothing. Why? Well, they looked exactly like the carriage pulled by a horse but now the power came from an internal combustion engine.

As the years passed, the motor car changed in design, but perhaps the most popular throughout history has been the four-door saloon or sedan. Why? Well, it's the easiest way to transport a family in comfort. But that doesn't mean that other designs were not popular. Just think of all the types of cars that pop into your head when you think of the variety of vehicles in motoring history. Roadsters, two-seat convertibles, coupes, pickups, SUVs, minivans - the list goes on and on. 

So in this quiz, we are going to test your knowledge in identifying a range of cars from across the history of motoring. Some are modern, others are a few decades old, while others still were probably on the road before you were even born. And they encompass a range of vehicle types including sports cars, hypercars, racing cars and some, well let's just call them oddities. 

Good luck!

The dream of John DeLorean, the DMC-12 had its 5 minutes of fame thanks to the back to the future movies. It remained a terrible car with sluggish performance and was only produced for a year before the company went bankrupt.

Available as a two-door, four-door double and four-door crew cab, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado are effectively the same car. The Sierra is popular with customers looking for rugged pick-up capable of going the distance. Its ability to take a beating is one of the reasons the Sierra is used by the U.S. military.

The Comanche pickup was marketed by Jeep between 1985 and 1992. It offered two different configurations in terms of its cargo bed with either 6- or 7-foot lengths available. The Comanche had four engine options (including diesel) with a 4.0 L gas engine the biggest available.

Much debate surrounds this vehicle. Some say it was the first MG ever built although it only came to light two years after the marque had already been in production. What is known is that it was built to race in sporting events. It was powered by a 1.6-liter engine.

With a 4.6 liter engine, a central differential with the ability to lock and some of the best visibility available, the 2004 Discovery II quickly became a popular off-roader. It was more than capable of taking on fairly rough terrain without any major modifications.

The Koenigsegg Agera is one of the most expensive cars ever produced. The Agera One:1, the most potent model produced, features a 5.0-liter engine pushing out over 1,300 brake horsepower.

Is it a car? Is it a motorbike? Back in 1913, no one who saw James Scripps-Booth's invention was sure and certainly didn't want to own one! He didn't sell one example.

This 2-door, rear-wheel drive roadster first turned an engine over in anger in 1996. Still produced today, the Elise remains a fun, nimble car to drive with plenty of power under your foot.

The Evo saw the light of day in the early 1990s. This sports sedan feature front engined four-wheel drive. Not only quick, the Evo handled like a dream as well. Six different generations were produced in the 1990s.

The Bugatti Chiron’s 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine produces 1,500 brake horsepower. Its $2.9 million price tag will cause heart palpitations for your bank manager!

One of the cheapest minivan options available, the Sedona, from Korean auto manufacturer Kia, has met the highest of safety standards, an important consideration when traveling with your family. It is not the most economical and has less cargo space than some of its competitors, however.

This race car was built by Cadillac to race in the American Le Mans series. The cars were built between 2000 and 2002 before General Motors scrapped the idea to focus on its Corvette racing program.

Introduced in 2011, the CT is a hybrid sports hatchback. The engine used in this hybrid system is a 1.8-liter straight four, while the electric engine is powered by a 1.3 kWh nickel-metal hydride battery.

This compact crossover was produced by Japanese auto manufacturer Honda between 2002 and 2011. Models are powered by a 2.4-liter engine. Sadly, sales dropped considerably in the final years of production and the Element was discontinued.

The Briggs and Stratton Flyer was essentially a wooden bench that moved. It had no protection for the driver from the elements and no shock absorbers. By 1920, however, cars had already evolved to a point of relative comfort, and the Flyer just wasn't what the public was looking for.

This road car, produced by Formula One racing team, McLaren, was first manufactured in 2014. It is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and produces 641 brake horsepower.

This incredible-looking sports car was produced by Jaguar between 1992 and 1994. Powered by a 3.5 L twin-turbocharged V6 engine, only 275 were made.

The Excursion was built by Ford between 1999 and 2005. It was marketed as a heavy-duty SUV vehicle and seen as competition for both the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban.

In the ‘80s, the Uno model was a particular favorite, both in Italy and around the world. The last Uno rolled off the production line in Brazil in 2013 with over 8 million built worldwide.

This full-sized station wagon was produced by Chevrolet over two periods - firstly from 1958 to 1961 and again from 1969 to 1972. It was an entry level station wagon offered by the company during both its production runs.

This luxury 4-door sedan with fastback styling entered production in 2004. This was Mercedes' first executive coupe since 1995. The CLS even has an AMG model powered by a 5.5L V8 Twin Turbo.

The Aviator debuted on American roads in 2002 and was made for a three-year period up until 2005. This luxury mid-sized SUV was powered by a 4.6 L DOHC Modular V8 engine and models included a 2-wheel drive as well as an all-wheel-drive version. Over 70,000 were sold by 2005.

Just 100 examples were built of the L1 Continental Coupe in the early 1930s. They were mostly a two-tone color schemer, with canary yellow and black a favorite. The L1 was powered by a 1.0-liter six cylinder engine which produced around 41 brake horsepower.

The Vigor was marketed in the United States from 1991 to 1994. It was based on a stretched version of the Honda Accord chassis, although at first, early models were based on the first generation Honda Vigor, a car close to a decade old.

Built between 1937 and 1939, essentially, this was a road-going version of the famous 8C 2900A race car.

The Hyundai Dynasty had all the luxuries one could expect from a model in this class including temperature-controlled seats with memory foam, electronic suspension and dual climate control.

This Italian car was produced in 1971 and built for a period of 20 years. A 2-door mid-engined coupe, 7260 were produced.

Also known as the Super Scout II, this American off-roader was a direct competition to the Jeep CJ. Much like the Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser, the Safari II could hit the trails without any modifications of any kind. It has a massive wheelbase – 106.5 inches – as well as a V-8 motor with a manual transmission

An economy model in the 02 series, the BMW 1502 first entered production in 1975. Powered by a 1.5-liter engine, the 1502 was marketed until 1977, even though production on the rest of the 02 range was stopped in 1975.

This sub-compact car, available as a 5-door hatchback or 4-door sedan was built by Geely between 2003 and 2009.

The Warlock, which fell in the power wagon category, was initially a concept car. Dodge put it into production from 1977 to 1979. The Warlock was only available in black.

Powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine, The Lagonda Taraf (silly name Aston Martin, silly name) will take you from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. You could have one if you have $1 million lying around.

Built between 1981 and 2002, the Holden Jackaroo was based on the Isuzu Trooper. This SUV was marketed for two generations and included an HSV model with a high-performance engine.

After they moved out of the rally circuit following the demise of Group B racing in the mid-1980s, Audi turned their attention to something new. The result was the 90 GTO which raced in the IMSA championship in the United States. It did not win the championship but was a contender.

The Carol is one of Mazda's oldest models and was introduced in 1962. The current generation, the seventh, is related to the Suzuki Alto and was released in 2014. It is powered by a 700cc engine.

As the luxury brand of Nissan, Infinity offers top-quality cars but a little pricier than other vehicles in their respective segments. The Q70 is certainly not cheap, even at entry level, but it does offer a host of onboard features, ample space for cargo and passengers and an excellent fuel-efficient hybrid engine.

With a massive fan on the back and low side skirts, the Chaparral 2J sucked to the tarmac, giving the car incredible downforce and making it two seconds a lap faster than its competitors in the 1970 Can-Am series. It was soon banned.

Part of Chrysler's offering in the mid-sized segment, the Sebring was produced between 1995 and 2010 and over three generations. It included various models including a sedan, convertible and coupe. It was rebadged as the Chrysler 200 in 2010.

In an effort to defeat the Ford GT40 domination at Le Mans in the late '60s, Enzo Ferrari introduced the 300 P4 in 1967. It was a formidable race car, winning at Daytona as well as Monza. The GT40's, however, had its number at Le Mans though and continued their winning streak.

Two generations of the Silver Shadow were manufactured by Rolls Royce between 1965 and 1980. This was the first Rolls Royce model to use a unitary chassis and body during construction. Rolls Royce offered a 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible. Just over 30,000 Silver Shadows were produced.

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