Motoring Facts

  1. The world's first speeding ticket was issued in 1902
    How fast was the offending motorist travelling? A scandalous 45mph.
  2. 1 in 4 cars on the UK's road were made in China
    Which is a lot, given that there are around 35 million cars in the UK.
  3. A modern Formula 1 car can drive upside down in a tunnel at 120mph
    F1 cars produce around 3.5G while cornering, meaning they've enough aerodynamic downforce to drive upside down in a tunnel.
  4. 60 million cars are produced every year
    That's 165,000 a day, 6,875 an hour and 115 a minute — crazy right?
  5. 1 billion cars are currently in use around the world
    Compared to the world's population, that's around one car for every seven people on Earth. Amazing.
  6. The average British driver will spend around 99 days of their life stuck in traffic
    Sorry to be depressing, but it's true. Our advice is to try not to think about it.
  7. It would take less than a month to get to the moon by car
    That's right — drive straight up at an average of 60mph, and you could get to the moon in under a month.
  8. The average car contains over 30,000 unique parts
    When you think about it, it's a miracle they don't break down more often.
  9. 75% of all cars produced by Rolls Royce are still on the road
    It seems Rolls Royce owners really love their cars.
  10. Volkswagen owns twelve well-known car brands from 7 European countries
    Including Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commerical Vehicles, Scania and MAN.

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