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Crazy Yet True Car Facts
We recently found out that the Ford GT’s roof is so strong that it actually broke the crushing machine, it sounds crazy but it’s true! This then made us think, “I wonder what other crazy facts that are out there about cars that we don’t know?” We then took it upon ourselves to make this our next mission, so we scoured the internet and found 15 of the craziest and most astonishing facts out there. We created this infographic to give you answers to questions like; what does Dominoes and Volkswagen have in common? How is that New Car smell made and how many cars are out there right now? Take a look at some of the things we have found, warning they may leave you scratching your head.
The very first car ever built was in 1885 and a German inventor called Karl Benz goes down in history as the main contributor to this, although there were several other German inventors working that year on cars of their own. A lot has changed since then, but over the years many weird and wonderful things have happened with cars that are both fascinating and surprising. Sometimes we can take for granted just how incredible a car is, for example, did you know that on average a car has 30,000 parts and that the current fastest car in the world is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, claiming a top speed of 273 miles per hour!
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15 CRAZY CAR FACTS YOU WON’T BELIEVE ARE TRUE!
95% of a car’s lifetime is spent parked
There are currently 1 billion cars in use around the world
New car smell is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds, none of which are toxic
97,000 plug-in cars registered in the UK
The average British driver will spend around 99 days of their life stuck in traffic
Up to 80% of an average car is actually recyclable
The UK driving test only has a 50.2% pass rate
The average car has 30,000 parts
One of the Domino’s Pizza co-founders traded all of his shares for a Volkswagen
If you could lay all of the roads out in the UK and point them into space then they would stretch further than the moon
The highest total mileage clocked is 3,039,122 miles
65% of the world’s population drives on the right side of the road
A huge 92% consider themselves good drives, but 65% of them admit to breaking the 70mph speed limit
75% of cars that Rolls Royce have ever produced are still on the road today
There are around 35,750,901 vehicles currently on UK roads, which is roughly one car for every two people
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