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Unknown Car Facts

If you will go out on the road for only 10 minutes, you will surely see more than 50 cars. But people sometimes forget the value of these machines. For us, a car is a machine that takes its owner from one place to another, and it needs fuel to run. But people who lived in the era when the car was invented will truly understand the value of this incredible creation.

There are several things that might not know about cars. Everyone who owns the car knows what the steering wheel is, where brakes are, the importance of car insurance, and much more. But today we are going to talk about some of the unknown facts about cars.

Here are some unknown facts about cars that you probably didn't know till now:

  • The very first speeding ticket was issued in 1902. Want to know what was the speed of the car? 45 mph! 
  • You must have seen a car driving upside down in cartoons. Well, it is possible with a modern Formula 1 car. If you drive at a speed of 120 mph, you can drive upside down in a tunnel. This is because F1 cars produce around 3.5G while cornering. This means they have enough aerodynamic downforce to drive upside down in a tunnel.
  • More than 60 million cars are made every year. This means 165,000 cars/ day, 6,875 cars/ hour, 115 cars/ minute. So, by the time you would have read this article, there will be more than 1000 cars in the world (taking you took 10 minutes to read).
  • As of now, there are more than one billion cars in use in the world. So, this means if 'Transformers' the movie was based on a true story, and if they revolt, then there will be one car against seven human beings. Of course, the movie was fiction, so nothing will happen. Relax!
  • You can reach the moon within the month if you travel by car at an average speed of 60 mph. You just have to wait for the day when the road will be made between the earth and the moon.
  • How many parts of your car can you name? One? ten? Hundred? Well, you can't name all like a car on an average consists of more than 30,000 unique parts. So, start counting if you don't believe this.​
  • Rolls Royce is one of the premium brands that provide luxurious cars. You must get shocked that more than 75% of the cars produced by Rolls Royce are still running on the roads.
  • Volkswagen is the owner of twelve well-known car brands from 7 European countries. These include Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Seat, Audi, Skoda, Bugatti, Bentley, Lamborghini, Ducati, Porsche, Volkswagen Commerical Vehicles, MAN and Scania.
  • ​The first car accident happened in 1891.
  • The probability of dying in a car is 1 to 5,000, whereas, the probability of dying in a plane crash is 1 to 11 million.  
  • You must not be aware of the facts that are mentioned above. But there is one fact that you must be aware of and that is the importance of car insurance. Buying car insurance is important to protect you and your car financially in case of damage.