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Friday, October 26

More Facts About Cars

1. F1 car engines complete their life in about two hours of racing. Just compare this with normal engines which go on serving us faithfully for decent 20 years.

2. The windscreen wipers which are an important component of every car were introduced by a woman.
3. The most crowded roads in Europe can be found in the country of Luxembourg with 570 cars per 1000 people.

4. The Toyota Corolla had one of the most amazing sales in the history of cars. It sold a record number of 30 million cars before it was replaced by the Toyota Yaris.

5. In 1916, 55% of the world’s cars were T Ford’s. This record is still unbeaten.
6. The First Japanese car in the United States was the Honda Accord manufactured in November 1982.

7. The world's longest traffic hold-up was between Paris and Lyon on the French Autoroute in 1980. it was about 110 miles long.
8. Approximate 80,000 components come together to make an F1 car. The cars have to be assembled with cent per cent accuracy. If it were assembled 99.9% correctly, it would go on the track with 80 components wrongly placed.
9. The fastest time that was taken to remove a car engine and replacing it with a new one was 42 seconds. This historic incident occurred on 21st November 1985 and the car was a Ford Escort.

10. When an F1 driver puts brakes on his car he experiences huge retardation or deceleration. It could be compared to a regular car driving through a brick wall at the speed of 300kmph.


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