How well do you know American cars?

Tesla Model S 85D
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With people keeping their cars an average of more than 11 years, we may not be paying attention to changes in car models as much. So, to sharpen up your skills, here's a multiple-choice test on made-in-U.S.A. automobiles.

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Ferrari F12berlinetta
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Who makes the fastest production car for sale in the U.S.?

The Corvette Z06 is the fastest available production car, taking 2.95 seconds to get to 60 mph. Other contenders include the Tesla Model S 85D, at 3.2 seconds and the Ferrari F12berlinetta (pictured above), at 3.1 seconds.

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Pumping gas
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What fuel economy milestone do automakers selling cars in the U.S. have to meet in 2025?

While environmentalists were aiming for 60 mpg, carmakers and the federal government settled on 54.5 mpg.

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The back end of a Chevy
What year Chevy is this?

It's a 1958 Chevy Impala, the first year for that long-lived model name.

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The first car radio
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Which American carmaker was the first to offer a car radio?

Ford introduced 1933 models with Motorola radios as options.

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Car exhaust
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Which of the following vehicles are "zero emission"?

While hybrids, natual gas and biodiesel all release varying levels of emissions, fuel-cells emit none.

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A Ford Thunderbird with a porthole top
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Which early Ford Thunderbird years had the porthole top?

The porthole top was available on the 1956 and 1957 models, though it was an option in the '57.

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Where did the name "Jeep" come from?

Of these options, a shortening of "general purpose" vehicle is the likeliest candidate, but no one really knows for sure.

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An illustration of the 1939 wood-paneled Ford station wagon
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The first and last years for a wood-paneled Ford station wagon (not counting trucks) were

Wood-paneled truck bodies were built on the Model T and others. In 1952, Ford and Mercury introduced fake wood paneling.

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Illustration of Slant Six engine
What was the last year for Chrysler's legendarily indestructible Slant Six engine, introduced in 1960?

The successor to the Slant Six, the 239 V6, began its roll out in 1987 with the Dodge Dakota.

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