John DeLorean, best known for developing the DeLorean DMC-12, also developed the Pontiac GTO, Firebird, Grand Prix, and Chevy Vega. He was arrested for drug trafficking in 1982 trying to raise money for his failing company and successfully defended himself proving entrapment by federal agents.
In 2004 Volvo introduced a concept car that was built for women without a hood and dent-resistant bumpers.
The Dubai police fleet includes a Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley. According to them, expensive and fast cars allow them to catch speeders who can outrun others. In fact, the fleet is more of a PR exercise. They’re for showing off the glamour of Dubai and are all driven by female officers to improve Dubai’s public image.
There was a car that set a Guinness World Record in 1975 with over 376 MPG.
In 1924 there was a steam powered car which could reach over 100 miles per hour, and it achieved about fifteen miles per gallon of kerosene with negligible emissions.
Driving the Bugatti Veyron at its top speed of 253 mph will drain its 26.4 gallon tank in 19 minutes.
General Motors used to give The Mercury and Apollo series astronauts a free Corvette when they returned from space.