Impress your friends with these 23 Fun Car Facts you probably didn’t know…

1. There are 1 billion cars currently in use on earth.
2. About 165,000 cars are produced every day.
3. The “new car smell” is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds.
4. It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).
5. Hitler, while in prison, wrote to a Mercedes dealership begging for a car loan.
6. Up to 19 girls can be crammed into a smart car.
7. The average car has 30,000 parts.
8. 92% of all new sold cars in Brazil use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.
9. 75% of cars that Rolls Royce has ever produced are still on the road today.
10. Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati and Porsche.
11. The average American spends about 38 hours a year stuck in traffic.
12. The first car accident occured in 1891, in Ohio.
13. The odds of dying in a car accident are around 1 in 5,000.
14. When the car radio was introduced, some states wanted to ban it arguing that it could distract drivers and cause accidents.
15. It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.
16. Car wrecks are the number one cause of death for Americans under 35.
17. In Turkmenistan, car drivers are entitled to 120 Liters (31 gal.) of free petrol a month.
18. There are more cars than people in Los Angeles.
19. The inventor of the cruise control was blind.
20. The vehicle with the highest mileage covered a total of 2,850,000 miles (4,586,630 km).
21. The world’s fastest street-legal production car is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, at 267 mph (431 km/h).
22. In 1941, Henry Ford made a car out of soy beans.
23. Most new cars fake engine noise through speakers. They are quite silent otherwise.

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