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Which of the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers is the largest?
Honda is the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Japan and has been since it started production in 1955. In 1960, Honda was also the first among them to begin exporting to the U.S.
What does in the automotive industry GTI stand for?
Grand Tourer Injection. A Grand Tourer Injection (from Italian Gran Turismo Iniezione) - abbreviated to GTI is a fuel-injection car model variant. Traditionally used for Grand Tourer cars, the term is now applied to various hot hatchbacks, even though they do not have the luxury traditionally associated with Grand Tourers. The 1961 Maserati 3500 GTI is the first car to use the GTI name that was later made famous in 1976 with the Volkswagen Golf GTI and also by the Peugeot 205 GTi launched in 1984.
Which company made that tractor?
Lamborghini. In 1950s, Lamborghini's tractor company, had become one of the largest agricultural equipment manufacturers in Italy. Lamborghini's wealth allowed him to cultivate a childhood interest in cars, finally starting a car manufacturing business.
Who owns the Lamborghini company?
Volkswagen Group. Automobili Lamborghini was owned by Feruccio Lamborghini only for nine years (1963–1972). After going through bankruptcy and several changes in ownership, Lamborghini was sold to Audi AG in 1998.
Which major German company was founded by the Nazis?
Volkswagen was founded on 28 May 1937 as the "Society for the preparation of the German People's Car", by the Nazi German Labor Front. The purpose of the company was to manufacture "people's car" Volkswagen Beetle.
This race car was developed and built between 1933 and 1939. What brand was it?
Auto Union was the predecessor of Audi. The car was extremely difficult to handle, but its tremendous power and acceleration were undeniable - a driver could induce wheelspin at over 100 mph (160 km/h). Silver arrows of Auto Union and Mercedes Benz dominated car racing until the outbreak of World War II.
Which car company manufactured aircraft before they started car production?
Saab. In 1944 the war was near end and SAAB (Svenska Aeroplan Aktie Bolaget) realized that the demand for military aircraft will soon drop. A search for new markets resulted in starting a car business.
Which company produces the most advanced Japanese tank?
Mitsubishi. Type 10 tank (pictured) is manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group. MHI is the world's 23rd-largest defense contractor measured by 2011 defense revenues, and the largest based in Japan.
What company was the German car manufacturer NSU transformed to?
Audi was created in 1969 as a result of NSU and The Auto Union company merge. The former NSU manufacturing plant in Neckarsulm is still used for Audi assembly, and the current Audi AG shares trade under the ticker symbol "NSU".