Cars…some define them as love, some as passion, some as a dream, while others cannot simply live without them. I for once am an avid gamer who loves car racing games, television series, movies that involve cars, music that is based on cars or involves cars, or anything that has to do with cars. However lately we have observed that lesser and lesser people are eager to visit car lots these days and this due to the fact that better internet facility has enabled them to go through the inventory online. But visiting car lots is not only about buying cars but it is more of feasting your eyes in awe of the amazing engineering that goes behind those wheels which makes the world move. So, in this blog, we will be sharing with you some fantastic facts which might get you all hyped up to visit a car lot nearby you. Let’s begin:
The World’s Best-Selling Car
You might be wondering that with so many vehicles made each year, there is bound to be a best-selling car that has conquered the world so far. Well to be honest to claim such a title can be tenacious to proclaim since actual figures are hard to collect considering that many used cars have been sold over the years and this means double counting which can be leading towards erroneous. That is why we use figures that have actually been verified by state governed organizations and actual makers and manufacturers over here. To cut the long story short, Toyota Carola that has been in production ever since 1966, is the worlds best selling car and still in production during present times. There are nearly 44.1 million units that have been reported to be sold during this 50 plus years. The second in line is the Ford F Series with 40 million units sold since it first came out in 1948.
Birth of Modern Car: Carl Benz, 1886 – Benz Patent-Motorwagen.
Car Crashes: the 9th leading cause of deaths, accounting for 2.2% of all fatalities across the world.
Consumption of Gas in the USA: 359 million gallons per day by passenger cars only.
Cost of Car Crashes: $518 billion across the globe.
Fastest Car Engine Removal: The world record for removing and replacing the car engine is 42 seconds, set by mechanics working on a Ford Escort in 1985.
From Earth to the Moon: It would take less than 6 months to travel to the moon by car going at 60 miles per hour.
Global Production of Cars: around 165,000 cars are manufactured every day of the year.Most Expensive Car: Rolls Royce Sweptail, debuting in 2017, costing around $12.8 million.
Most Popular Color: White.
Number of Lives Saved by Seat Belts: 13,000 lives each year in the USA alone.
The Largest Automaker Worldwide: Volkswagen Group (owns Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Lamborghini, and Porsche).
The Largest Speeding Fine: $1,000,000 to a Swedish Man doing 180 miles per hour in Switzerland.
The Odds of Dying from a Motor Vehicle Crash in the USA: 1:112
Total Number of Cars on the Planet: 1 billion
We hope that you liked our compilation of facts so far. On an ending note let us remind you that the word car originally came from the Latin word of “Carrum” which means wheeled vehicle. The word automobile, on the other hand, originates from the Ancient Greek word “autos” which means self and the Latin word “mobilis” which means movable. If you have any further suggestions regarding the topic please feel to free to lets us know of your views in the comment section below.