Quiz: Find out what your engineering IQ is!

2y ago

How many cylinders does the engine in the Aston Martin Vulcan have?

  • 8
  • 10
  • 6
  • 12

What size of ICE does the Mercedes-AMG One have?

  • 2.0-litre
  • 5.0-litre
  • 1.6-litre
  • 3.5-litre

What is an obvious sign that oil is entering the engine cylinders and combusting?

  • A decreasing engine temperature
  • Blue smoke from the exhaust
  • A temperamental air conditioning unit
  • A tougher gearchange

What the hell is this?

  • An alternator
  • A supercharger
  • An intake manifold
  • An exhaust manifold

How many camshafts does a DOHC V6 have?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 12

Which of these will reduce fuel efficiency?

  • Increasing rolling resistance
  • Decreasing rolling resistance
  • Reducing drag
  • Switching off the air conditioning

Which manufacturer first introduced modern disc brakes in racing?

  • Jaguar
  • BMW
  • Audi
  • Ferrari

How do you decrease the drag force on a car?

  • Increase the frontal area
  • Decrease the size of the exhaust manifold
  • Modify the design to have a larger drag coefficient
  • Decrease the frontal area

Which of these cars isn't twin-charged?

  • Lancia Delta S4
  • Jaguar C-X75
  • Volkswagen Polo GTI Gen 5
  • BMW E92 M3

What is the metric and standard unit for power?

  • kW
  • bhp
  • PS
  • Nm

What is an average figure for the thermal efficiency of an internal combustion piston engine?

  • 20%
  • 33%
  • 66%
  • 93%

What was the main modification needed for the McLaren F1 to reach its true top speed of 240mph+?

  • An increase in engine displacement
  • A new rear wing
  • The raise of the rev limiter to a higher RPM
  • A re-engineered gearbox

Why does a reverse gear whine when driving backwards?

  • It is usually a straight-cut gear
  • It is always a helical gear
  • It rotates faster than a normal gear
  • It is made of a different material than most other gears

Which of these actions could contribute towards head gasket failure?

  • A missed gear shift
  • Hard cornering
  • Revving an engine too high before it warms up
  • Sudden braking

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