Whether you buy or sell car in Dubai, getting caught up in the serious side of auto ownership can be exhausting at times! We hope that these 7 fun car facts might help take your mind off recalls and repairs!
- The world’s first speeding ticket !
The world’s first speeding ticket was issued in 1902 and guess what the overspeeding limit was? 45 mph or around 72 km/h! With speed limits much more relaxed in the UAE, it is fascinating how scandalous this was back in the day!
- The number of cars produced every year
Guess the number of cars produced every year? A jaw-dropping 60 million cars are produced every year on average! Woah! That is 165,000 a day, 6,785 an hour and 115 in a minute! In 2017 alone, 73.5 million cars were produced worldwide. Looks like there are many car enthusiasts out there!
- How many car parts are actually there?!
The average car is made up of around 30,000 car parts! Whoosh! That is a lot of tiny, little pieces joined together! No wonder car makers developed machines to stitch these pieces up! Of course, the number does include some stuff like handle pins and small screws but 30,000 is still a great number.
- We love a Toyota Corolla!
Yup, you read that right! Toyota Corolla is the best selling car of all time! For those looking for an all-purpose car, Toyota has always been a favourite. The first Corolla was manufactured in 1966 and quickly became the best seller in 1974! At present, more than 40 million Corollas have been sold worldwide!
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- How many cars does Ferrari produce?
Want to know how many cars a Ferrari produces? Only 14 per day! The number might not sound so small but given Ford’s production of about 8000 to 10,000 per day, 14 seems quite shocking. But since Ferrari’s attention to detail and car aesthetics is top notch, this production rate and the higher price tag is justified!
- What was the fastest car engine swap?
The world record for removing and replacing a car engine was an astounding 42 seconds! Oh boy! That is probably how long it takes for us to fasten our seatbelts! The car was a classic Ford Escort. This impressive feat was accomplished by 5 British Marines out of Portsmouth.
- You won’t believe who invented cruise control!
Or rather, how someone invented it. Cruise control was invented by a man named Ralph Teetor, who was blind. The sightless visionary was inspired to invent cruise control because his lawyer was apparently a reckless driver! Teetor received a patent in 1920 for his speed control device.
So, there you have it; our top 7 car facts in the wonderful and weird world of motoring! You can check out some more crazy, fun car facts here!