Dick Lovett

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The Best Car Quiz Questions

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Everyone loves a pub quiz. Recently online quizzes have been used as a fun way to connect with friends and family while people can’t be with each other in person.

We would hazard a guess that you always get full marks on the automotive trivia, but building your own quiz can sometimes be difficult. We have put together some of our favourite quiz questions for you to use on your next virtual quiz. So if you have been missing your fellow car club members, why not set up a time to be the quiz master and see who has the best car knowledge?

Answers are at the bottom of the page…no cheating!

Aston Martin - 

  1. What year did Aston Martin win the French Grand Prix and claim its first motorsport success?
  2. What do the initials DB (eg DB11) stand for?
  3. Which was the first Bond film to star an Aston Martin?
  4. The Aston Martin DBX is the first SUV from the brand, what is its 0-62mph?
  5. What kind of animal is the Aston Martin logo based on

BMW -

  1. What does BMW stand for?
  2. What year did BMW build their first electric car, the BMW 1602e?
  3. What is the distinguishable BMW grille called?
  4. What is the most identified BMW slogan?
  5. The BMW head office building in Munich was designed to look like what?

BMW Motorrad​​ -

  1. In 1937, BMW Motorrad built the fastest bike in the world, how fast could it go?
  2. What was the name of the show where Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rode their BMW R1150 GS Adventure motorbikes from London to New York?
  3. Where is the BMW Motorrad’s motorcycle assembly factory?
  4. What is the top speed of the new S 1000 RR?
  5. How many times have BMW motorcycles won the Dakar Rally?

Ferrari -

  1. Where is the Ferrari Factory and Museum?
  2. What was “Dino” Ferrari’s real first name?
  3. Who are the current Scuderia Ferrari F1 drivers? 
  4. What is the name of the private racetrack owned by Ferrari?
  5. What was the last car to be signed off by Enzo Ferrari himself?

Jaguar - 

  1. What type of feathers are used to brush the jaguars before they are painted to make sure they don’t attract dust
  2. In what year was the Jaguar hood ornament removed from the front of the cars as a standard feature?
  3. How many driving bans did Steve McQueen get when he owned his rare XKSS model?
  4. How many miles can the electric SUV Jaguar I-PACE do on a full charge?
  5. What did the company manufacture before they began to make automobiles?

Land Rover -

  1. On what beach did Maurice Wilks sketch the shape for the original Land Rover in the sand?
  2. The Range Rover was considered to be a masterpiece of industrial design and in the 1970’s was put on display in which famous art gallery?
  3. Where was the steering wheel of the first Land Rover?
  4. How many bond films have featured a Land Rover so far?
  5. How many generations of the Range Rover are there?

MINI -

  1. Where in the UK is the MINI plant?
  2. Which hapless Rowan Atkinson character famously drove a green MINI?
  3. MINI hold the record for the fastest two-wheel lap around which circuit?
  4. Mary Quant took the name MINI and applied it to which fashion item which was regarded as a symbol of liberation in the 1960s?
  5. MINI was the first manufacturer to make more room inside the car by doing what?

Porsche -

  1. What was the name of the first hybrid electric vehicle built by Ferdinand Porsche in 1899?
  2. When the first Porsche Cayman’s went on sale, Porsche adopted four Caiman’s at which zoo?
  3. The Porsche-Diesel Super manufactured by Porsche between 1956 and 1963, was what type of vehicle?
  4. What colour is the one-millionth 911 to roll off the production line?
  5. The Cayenne set a Guinness World Record for towing by pulling what?

So how do you think you did? The answers to the questions are below…

Quiz Tip!

To make the questions easier, you can always make them multiple choice so that your friends have a better chance of getting the correct answer or give a point to the person who gets the closest answer on the numerical questions!

Aston Martin - 

  1. What year did Aston Martin win the French Grand Prix and claim its first motorsport success? - 1933
  2. What do the initials DB (eg DB11) stand for? - David Brown
  3. Which was the first Bond film to star an Aston Martin? - Goldfinger
  4. The Aston Martin DBX is the first SUV from the brand, what is its 0-62mph? - 4.5 seconds
  5. What kind of animal is the Aston Martin logo based on - Scarab Beetle

BMW -

  1. What does BMW stand for? - Bayerische Motoren Werke
  2. What year did BMW build their first electric car, the BMW 1602e? - 1972
  3. What is the distinguishable BMW grille called? - Kidney grille
  4. What is the most identified BMW slogan? - The ultimate driving machine
  5. The BMW head office building in Munich was designed to look like what? - A four-cylinder BMW engine​

BMW Motorrad​​ -

  1. In 1937, BMW Motorrad built the fastest bike in the world, how fast could it go? - 173.7 miles an hour​
  2. What was the name of the show where Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rode their BMW R1150 GS Adventure motorbikes from London to New York? - Long Way Round
  3. Where is the BMW Motorrad’s motorcycle assembly factory? - Berlin
  4. What is the top speed of the new S 1000 RR? - 186 mph
  5. How many times have BMW motorcycles won the Dakar Rally? - Six times

Ferrari -

  1. Where is the Ferrari Factory and Museum? - Maranello
  2. What was “Dino” Ferrari’s real first name? - Alfredo
  3. Who are the current Scuderia Ferrari F1 drivers? - Sebastian Vettel & Charles Leclerc
  4. What is the name of the private racetrack owned by Ferrari? - Fiorano Circuit
  5. What was the last car to be signed off by Enzo Ferrari himself? - F40

Jaguar - 

  1. What type of feathers are used to brush the jaguars before they are painted to make sure they don’t attract dust? - Emu
  2. In what year was the Jaguar hood ornament removed from the front of the cars as a standard feature? - 2005
  3. How many driving bans did Steve McQueen get when he owned his rare XKSS model? - 2
  4. How many miles can the electric SUV Jaguar I-PACE do on a full charge? - 298
  5. What did the company manufacture before they began to make automobiles? - Sidecars for motorcycles​

Land Rover -

  1. On what beach did Maurice Wilks sketch the shape for the original Land Rover in the sand? - Red Whalf Bay, Anglesey
  2. The Range Rover was considered to be a masterpiece of industrial design and in the 1970’s was put on display in which famous art gallery? - The Louvre gallery in Paris
  3. Where was the steering wheel of the first Land Rover? - In the middle
  4. How many bond films have featured a Land Rover so far? - Four. Octopussy (1983), The Living Daylights (1987), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Skyfall (2012)
  5. How many generations of the Range Rover are there? - Four

MINI -

  1. Where in the UK is the MINI plant? - Oxford
  2. Which hapless Rowan Atkinson character famously drove a green MINI? - Mr Bean
  3. MINI hold the record for the fastest two-wheel lap around which circuit? - Nurburgring
  4. Mary Quant took the name MINI and applied it to which fashion item which was regarded as a symbol of liberation in the 1960s? - Skirt
  5. MINI was the first manufacturer to make more room inside the car by doing what? - Turning the engine sideways

Porsche -

  1. What was the name of the first hybrid electric vehicle built by Ferdinand Porsche in 1899? - The Lohner-Porsche
  2. When the first Porsche Cayman’s went on sale, Porsche adopted four Caiman’s at which zoo? - Stuttgart’s Wilhelma Zoo
  3. The Porsche-Diesel Super manufactured by Porsche between 1956 and 1963, was what type of vehicle? - Tractor
  4. What colour is the one-millionth 911 to roll off the production line? - “Irish Green”
  5. The Cayenne set a Guinness World Record for towing by pulling what? - A 285-tonne jumbo jet

We hope you have enjoyed the quiz and the opportunity to interact with your fellow car enthusiasts over some automotive trivia! Why not share how well you did on social media and challenge your friends to beat your score?​

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