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At a time when the typical car took 43 months to design and build, the Pinto was ready in just 25. Sure, mistakes were made — but did the subcompact car from Ford really explode when hit from behind?
It had to seat five occupants. It had to be easy to maintain. It had to be capable of traveling quickly on the autobahn and be affordable on an average salary. Was the VW Beetle really a Nazi design?
Cars can sometimes take on personalities of their own, both in entertainment and in real life. But how well do you know these iconic cars and the people who appeared behind the wheel?
Are you a rabid racing fan or a home mechanic? Or maybe a connoisseur of classic cars? Satisfy your automotive enthusiasm by piecing together these auto puzzles.
Did Pintos explode in the 1970s?
Nazis and the VW Beetle
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