How Well Do You Know Your British Sports Cars?

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How Well Do You Know Your British Sports Cars?

Petrolheads, this is the quiz for you! Been searching for the perfect test for your knowledge on British Sports Cars like the Aston Martin DB5, the Austin Healey 3000 and the Triumph Spitfire? Well here you go!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which Italian styling house developed the MGB into the hard-top GT model? 
    • A. 

      Italdesign

    • B. 

      Bertone

    • C. 

      Pininfarina

    • D. 

      Ghia

  • 2. 
    The TVR Griffith 200 shared its rear lights with which Sixties saloon?
    • A. 

      Ford Cortina MkI

    • B. 

      Triumph 2000

    • C. 

      Rover P6

    • D. 

      Vauxhall PA Velox

  • 3. 
    The TVR Tina – which was meant to be an entry-level model for the Blackpool manufacturer but never made production – was based around which small car? 
    • A. 

      BMC Mini

    • B. 

      Ford Anglia 105E

    • C. 

      Vauxhall Viva HA

    • D. 

      Hillman Imp

  • 4. 
    The later versions of the MG Midget shared their 1500cc engines with which other British sports car? 
    • A. 

      Triumph Spitfire

    • B. 

      MGB

    • C. 

      Austin-Healey Sprite

    • D. 

      TVR Taimar

  • 5. 
    Which engineer – better known for his work on motorcycles - designed the V8 engine in the Daimler SP250? 
    • A. 

      Colin Chapman

    • B. 

      Edward Turner

    • C. 

      Sir William Lyons

    • D. 

      Phil Irving

  • 6. 
    What was the codename for the Lotus Elan, launched in 1990? 
    • A. 

      M50

    • B. 

      M100

    • C. 

      M250

    • D. 

      M308

  • 7. 
    How did TVR boss Peter Wheeler’s dog, Ned, assist with the Chimaera’s development? 
    • A. 

      His barking inspired the sound of the production model’s exhaust note

    • B. 

      Only engineers the dog took a shine to were allowed to work on the car

    • C. 

      He inadvertently designed the indicator recess by biting a chunk out of a foam styling model

    • D. 

      Peter Wheeler insisted the passenger compartment was roomy enough for Ned to travel in

  • 8. 
    The Subaru Impreza Turbo was used as the basis for which British sports car in 2000? 
    • A. 

      Noble M10

    • B. 

      Delfino Feroce

    • C. 

      Strathcarron SC5-A

    • D. 

      Ariel Atom

  • 9. 
    Which Italian designer is behind the lines of the Reliant Scimitar SS1? 
    • A. 

      Marcello Gandini

    • B. 

      Giorgetto Giugiaro

    • C. 

      Sergio Pininfarina

    • D. 

      Giovanni Michelotti

  • 10. 
    The Triumph TR4 and subsequent TR5 were styled by Michelotti. But who facelifted the TR5 to transform it into the TR6? 
    • A. 

      Karmann

    • B. 

      Ghia

    • C. 

      Bertone

    • D. 

      Triumph’s own in-house stylists

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