Can you make out these iconic and popular cars just by looking at the door handle?

It’s time to put your car knowledge to the test, or rather, your car door handle knowledge. You may be thinking ‘how on Earth can you identify a car just from the door handle?’ and well, you would be surprised.

If you’re a car enthusiast and have been appreciating cars, their styling, their performance and their sound for years you will be surprised at how your brain has stored even the most trivial of information, including the door handles.

We will start off easy and make it harder as you go along and you can find the answers at the end.

Of course, we aren’t just going to include the door handle, you will also be able to see part of the side, perhaps the interior and maybe a bit of the rear or front quarter panel. Look for every clue in the image you can find including paint colours, vents, interior, fuel cap, wheel arches and so on. Tally up your score at the end for a rating. Best of luck!

1. I can see your knees!

Not many doors have windows in them. I heard they have good glaziers in Woking.

McLaren Senna - door handle

2. Has that handle got a lock on it?

Doug DeMuro said this car has 8 locks on the outside of the car and that’s not even including the wheel locks!

Ferrari F40 - door handle

3.  Nice two-tone paint.

This car has two doors, two headlights, two rear lights and we can see two vents on the inside.

Smart car

4. I rate this car.

You should rate it too!

Audi R8

5. Exposed hinges and plastic handles…

This old brute is still living in the dark ages.

Mercedes G Wagon

6. Remember, look for clues.

New Mini Cooper

7. Got to love these flush door handles.

Nikola would be proud.

Tesla Model S

8. Number 8 is a bit trickier.

BMW i8

9.  A very popular door handle

Ford Fiesta

10. It was cool when it was new…

and it’s considered even cooler nowadays.

BMW 3 Series (E30)

11. Yuck!

Some people love this design. I guess it does make it stand out.

Nissan 370z

12. Another flush handle.

The facelift changed a lot but it didn’t change the handles.

Jaguar F-Type

13. No, your internet connection isn’t weak.

That’s not pixels you’re seeing. It’s Lego bricks!

Lego Honda Civic

So, that wasn’t too hard, was it? Before you scroll any further make sure you remember your answers and keep a count of how many you guessed correct. At the very bottom, we’ll rate your score on a scale of ‘you suck’ to ‘you should be a Top Gear presenter’.


1. McLaren Senna

McLaren Senna

2. Ferrari F40

Ferrari F40

3. Smart car (Smart Fortwo)

Smart Car

4. Audi R8

Audi R8

5. Mercedes G Class

Mercedes G Class

6. Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

7. Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

8. BMW i8

BMW i8

9. Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

10. Classic BMW 3 Series (E30)

Classic BMW 3 Series (E30) (

11. Nissan 370z

Nissan 370z

12. Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type

13. Lego Honda Civic Type R

Lego Honda Civic Type R

Tally up your score out of a possible 13 marks and see which category you have made!

0-3 marks – You suck. Just kidding. This is a hard quiz to be fair to you and getting even one of them correct is something to be proud of as you have nothing to go off other than a door and its handle! Well done.

4-6 marks – Hey, that’s pretty good. Your knowledge of cars must be above average, right?

7-9 marks – Somebody clearly knows their cars! Either that or you were born with a photographic memory.

10-11 marks – You should be a car show host. You clearly know your car door handles which, is kind of weird, but could be useful, I guess…

12-13 marks – You cheated, didn’t you. I’m disappointed.

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