Joined: 14 Aug 2006
|Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 5:22 pm Post subject: COA Motoring Quiz No: 10
|Q1. How many Toyota Corollas were sold worldwide in 2009 ?
A. More people bought a Toyota Corolla in the world last year than any other car, according to the latest sales figures. A total of 908,661 drivers put a new Corolla in their garage, continuing its reign as the world’s most popular car. This was 127,500 sales – or 16.3 per cent more than Corolla’s nearest rival.
Q2. What is the shortest production car (in length) currently made in the world ?
A. The 2010 Smart Fortwo @ 2,695 mm (106.1 in)
Q3. What is the fastest production car in the world.
A. The SSC Ultimate Aero @ 287.41 MPH (462.541 km/h) with an official average speed of 256.15 MPH or 412 km/h.
The SSC Ultimate Aero is an American-built mid-engine supercar by Shelby SuperCars. Its higher-performance limited production version, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, is the fastest production car in the world, with a recorded speed of 256 mph (411.99 km/h). This speed was achieved during tests on September 13, 2007 in West Richland, Washington, United States and verified by Guinness World Records on October 9, 2007.
The SSC Ultimate Aero does not have electronic aids like ABS brakes or traction control.
The Aero and the Shelby SuperCars company are the brainchildren of Jerod Shelby (no relation to car designer Carroll Shelby), who started out building exotic "replicars" including a Fiero-based Ferrari F355 replica and a Lamborghini Diablo replica based on a spaceframe which later was used in the Ultimate Aero prototype. Jerod later moved from building replicas to designing his first Supercar and after seven years it finally began to take shape. Although the basic Aero model is no longer produced, the Ultimate Aero is still in production with an MSRP of around $650,000.
The current model of the Ultimate Aero has 15% more horsepower and is theoretically capable of reaching over 290 mph (470 km/h), with 6th gear rated at a top speed higher than 270 mph (430 km/h). If they can find a long enough stretch of road, SSC predict 270 mph (430 km/h) is possible.
In order to prevent the engine from overheating, airflow to the engine has increased 20% with new carbon fiber louvers. The nose has been redesigned to make the car more aerodynamic, and the interior has been redesigned. The new Aero also has a new AeroBrake system, which is a spoiler that rises up to 8 in (203.2 mm) when the brake is pressed to slow the vehicle.