Third Annual Sub5Zero Christmas Motoring Triviaganza: The Answers!
Hopefully yesterday went well for you, and you found some time to test your gearhead mettle. Now it’s time to see how you did.
Round One: The Bunny Slope
- Bavarian Motor Works (or Bayerische Motoren Werke, if you prefer the original Deutsch)
- The internal codename for its engine and its top speed in miles-per-hour
- “The Doctor”
Round Two: The Big Kids Table
- Graham Rahal (son of Bobby) and Courtney Force (daughter of John)
- Baku, Azerbaijan
- Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter
Round Three: Long Division
- Mark VI, which was based on the full-size Panther platform, but the Mark VII that followed was Fox-derived
- Super Shift or Twin-Stick
- The revived DTM, powering the Opel Astras and Vectras
- Its larger 2.4L engine tended to overheat in the confined space, causing numerous fires.
Round Four: Bomb Disposal
- The HC-chassis Mazda 929/Luce, the former being the first generation sold in North America
- The LT5 V8 engine from the C4 Corvette ZR-1 which, not coincidentally, had Lotus designed DOHC heads
- 1955 through ‘57
- Cadillac Allanté
Round Five: Lucifer’s Sweat-Soaked Taint
- Cape Town, South Africa
- It was an option package available on any non-wagon F-85 model, and it’s believed about 10 four-door sedans were built with it.
- Matra-Simca Bagheera
- Austria (Rupert Hollaus, 1954 125cc), Finland (Jarno Saarinen, 1972 250cc), Hungary (Gábor Talmácsi, 2007 125cc)