26 Interesting Facts related to Mechanical Engineering that blows your Mind.

1.A Indian King took revenge on Rolls-Royce by using their cars to transport city's waste.




One day during his visit to London, King Jai Singh was walking in casual dress in Bond Street. He saw a Rolls Royce showroom and went inside to inquire about the Price and Features etc of their cars. Considering him a just another Poor Indian citizen, showroom salesmen insulted him and almost showed him the way out of the showroom. After this insult, King Jai Singh came back to his Hotel room and asked his servants to call the showroom that King of Alwar city is interested in purchasing their few Cars. After few hours King reached the Rolls Royce showroom again but with his full astonishing royal manner and in his royal costume. Until he reached the showroom there was already red carpet on the floor and all the salesmen were bent with respect. The King purchased all the six cars that they had at showroom at that time and paid full amount with delivery costs. After reaching India, King ordered municipal department to use all those six Rolls Royce cars for cleaning and transporting city’s waste. World’s number one Rolls Royce cars were being used for transportation of City’s waste, the news spread all over the world rapidly and the reputation of Rolls Royce Company was in drains. Whenever someone used to boast in Europe or America that he owned a Rolls Royce, people used to laugh saying, “which one? The same that is used in India for carrying the waste of the City?” Due to such reputation damages, sales of Rolls Royce dropped rapidly and revenue of company owners started falling down. Then they sent a Telegram to the king in India for apologies and requested to stop transportation of waste in Rolls Royce cars. Not only this but they also offered Six new cars to king free of cost. When King Jai Singh observed that Rolls Royce has learnt a lesson and they are sorry for their mistakes, king stopped using those cars for carrying wastes. 








2.The “Traub,” the rarest motorcycle in the world




The “Traub,” the rarest motorcycle in the world, was found behind a brick wall in Chicago in 1968, and still runs to this day.

An examination from Dale Walksler, the current owner, reveals it can be dated back to 1916. The engine’s technology was well ahead of its time, and even some mechanisms on it had never used on any other American motorcycle.(Source)







3.Hitler designed the prototype of Beetle design for Volkswagen




Sitting at a restaurant table in Munich in the summer of 1932, Hitler designed the prototype for what would become the immensely successful Beetle design for Volkswagen (literally, the "car of the people"). In an era where only the most economic elite possessed cars, Hitler believed that all people should be able to own a car and additionally thought that a smart design could allow for reliability, enjoyment, and vacation travel. The name given to the car in 1938 was Kraft durch Freude (KdF-Wagen, literally "strength through joy car").(Source)







4.The first car accident




The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio. (Source)







5.The Four Rings in the AUDI Logo represent the FOUR companies of  AUTO UNION




By 1932, the name fiasco between Horch the man, and Horch the company was water under the bridge. Horch (the company) and Audi entered an agreement along with two other German car manufacturers, DKW and Wanderer, to form Auto Union. The four rings, which Audi still uses today, originally represented the four companies of Auto Union.(Source)







6.Henry Ford was the 1st person who Introduced Weekends.




Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, Introduced Weekends to his employees. (Source)







7.Ferrari Engines are Musically Engineered




Ferrari engines are musically engineered to sound perfect by utilizing 3rd and 6th harmonics on the air intake, like an organ or flute. (Source)







8.Most new cars fake engine noise through speakers. They are quite silent otherwise.












9.LAMBORGHINI Cars were a result of a Tractor Company Owner being insulted by the founder of  FERRARI



Ferruccio famously owned a Ferrari 250GT, which he took in to be serviced at the Maranello headquarters after realizing that the clutch was identical to the one being used on his production line. He politely asked Enzo Ferrari for a replacement part, who replied "You're just a silly tractor manufacturer, how could you possibly know anything about sports cars?" Like any red blooded Italian, he spit on the floor, walked out and started designing his own sports car. Four months later he unveiled the Lamborghini 350GTV. Boss.(Source)







10.Royal Enfield logo




The original Royal Enfield logo featured a cannon, with the slogan “Made like a gun, goes like a bullet”. Suits a RE perfectly but the funny part is that this logo was also used on lawnmowers that were manufactured by the company.






11.The first Lamborghini didn't even have an engine when they unveiled it.




The 350 GTV may have been the world's first Lambo, and ultimately, it led to the creation of the supercar genre, but when it was first unveiled at the Turin Auto Show it wasn't even finished, so they put a bunch of bricks where the engine should have been and kept the hood shut the entire time.(Source)







12.Crash tests were first carried out by Audi.




In 1938, crash tests were first carried out by Audi. These tests gave the company an idea about how the car would behave in case an accident occurred. Without realizing it, the company had set a precedent for all other car manufacturers.(Source)







13.Hitler, while in prison, wrote to a Mercedes dealership 




Hitler, while in prison, wrote to a Mercedes dealership begging for a car loan.(Source)







14.The average car has 30,000 parts.










15.92% of all new sold cars in Brazil use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.










16.Henry Ford made a car out of soybeans



In 1941, Henry Ford made a car out of soybeans (Source)







17.There was secret 1000 HP AUDI RALLY CAR



It was so top secret not even the president of the company knew about it. Audi rally team manager Roland Gumpert (who later went on to form his own super car company) recognized the need for a mid-engine rally car when Lancia and Peugeot started getting a leg up on the quattros in the late 1980s.(Source)







18.THE 1st AUDI RS MODEL was CO-Developed with PORSCHE




The RS 2 was the first of Audi’s high-end performance cars and the first of a long line of fast Audi wagons. It would have never happened without the performance expertise of Porsche.(Source)







19.The inventor of the cruise control was blind.








20.There are more cars than people in Los Angeles.










21.AN AUTO UNION RACECAR WENT OVER 268 MPH WAY BACK IN 1938



Before World War II, Auto Union and Mercedes had an epic rivalry on the track that was unfortunately funded by Adolf Hitler and the German Nazi Party. Ferdinand Porsche, whom you may have heard of, was put in charge of designing the Auto Union contenders and put the engine behind the driver to save weight. It just so happened the improved weight distribution also benefited handling.The Auto Union Type C was powered by a V16 engine with 560 horsepower.







22.19 year old develops a Ocean clean-up




19 year old develops a Ocean clean-up.Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of Plastic from the World's Ocean







23.It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.










24.In the early years of the 20th century, 



In the early years of the 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the "green" alternative.(Source)







25.The first car BMW produced only had 15 hp and only existed because of the Treaty of Versailles



After getting royally pwned in WWI, the Treaty of Versailles mandated that German companies were banned from producing warplanes and warplane engines, because duh. With their main source of cash flow decimated, they sought to diversify. So they came up with this little guy, the Dixi 3/15. It was a hit. (Source)





26.The 1st Rolls-Royce was made of 10 Hp



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