Top speed, power, and acceleration are some of the most important aspects when buying a supercar or a sports car. Power by itself is important no matter what type of car you are buying because it tells you a lot how efficient the car will be at highway speeds.
On the other side of the spectrum, no one wishes to buy a severely underpowered car as it does not make any sense in a day-to-day scenario. If you are one of those individuals that actually do want the slowest car possible, rest assured, there are a couple of options.
People think that supercars are the true neck turners, but something like a Peel P50 is definitely going to attract attention, even more so than a Porsche 911 for example. Besides the tiny P50, the Azonic Aixam Coupe and the Tata Nano are also painstakingly slow.
EVs are usually praised for their acceleration times, but the Renault Twizy is quite possibly the slowest EV on the market. If you love classic cars, be sure to check out the 1973 Beetle Convertible, just don’t expect this car to ever reach 60mph in practice, just like any other car on this list.
The Peel P50 is a groundbreaking car, and so is the Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg Agera RS and the McLaren F1. All four of these are record-breaking cars officially recognized by the Guinness book of records, but only three of these are associated with 250mph+ top speeds, and the P50 ain’t one of them.
The P50 actually earned the World Record for the smallest production car on the planet with just 41 inches in length and 51 inches in width. As such, you’d expect the P50 to be a rapid little go-kart thanks to a lightweight body, but no, the P50s top speed barely scratches 35mph.
The Azonic Axiam looks fast and attractive thanks to a sporty design, two-tone paint job, and a ridiculously excessive 5.6 horsepower. Aixam is a company that manages to offer cars that are built with urban driving in mind, and don’t expect to see any of their cars on any type of highway.
The Aixam Coupe Evo is incredibly slow, so much so that the P50 seems like a Ferrari next to it. In a drag race, the P50 would smoke the sporty-looking Aixam Evo because the top speed of the Aixam Evo is only rated at 27mph. The Aixam Coupe is so slow that you don’t even need a driver’s license to drive one.
The Tata Nano is the smallest popular Indian car on the market. The Nano is fairly comparable to the aforementioned Aixam Coupe when it comes to styling and speed. Besides this, you also don’t need a driver’s license to drive this four-wheeled monster of a car.
The Nano is powered by a 38hp 624cc two-cylinder engine capable of reaching 60mph eventually. That being said, Tata quotes around 30 seconds to reach 60mph, but if you are on any type of gradient, you will never reach 60mph.
It’s fairly obvious that all cars mentioned here besides the P50 are genuinely useful in an urban-driving environment thanks to a compact design, great visibility, and cheap fuel and maintenance costs. The Renault Twizy on the other hand is a fairly popular transportation device in France, Monaco especially.
The Twizy is powered by a 17hp engine capable of topping out around 50mph. Such performance is rather lackluster for any kind of driving scenario besides tiny and congested city streets. Before you go out on your Twizy, be sure to check the weather forecast as this car has no doors.
1974 VW Beetle Convertible
The VW Beetle was made for the people, by the people. As such, the main goal of the VW Beetle was reliability and affordability. Back when the Beetle was introduced, 30mph was incredibly fast, and the design of the Beetle was never intended to go beyond such amazing speeds.
A 23.7 second 0-60mph time is downright depressing for a car of this magnitude, but the top speed is a bit more reassuring at 70-80mph. No matter how slow the Beetle is, you just can’t hate on such a lovely-looking automobile.
What is the fastest car in the world?
Currently, the fastest car in the world is the SSC Tuatara, but be sure to take this 316mph top speed with a grain of salt as the controversy that surrounds this car and the record attempt is rather intense. The second fastest car in the world is the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300 with a top speed of 304mph.
The Koenigsegg Agera RS tops out at 278mph, the Hennessey Venom tops out at 270mph and the legendary Bugatti Veyron tops out at 268mph. Some cars like the Koenigsegg Jesko or the Hennessey F5 are expected to reach similar or speeds or even exceed them in the not-too-distant future.
What is the fastest 0-60mph car in the world?
A 200mph+ top speed is amazing, but only a small percentage of 200mph+ capable cars ever reach such speeds. On the other hand, sub 3 second 0-60mph times are easy to experience, all you need is a bit of road and a good launch control system.
The fastest production car at the moment is the Rimac Nevera with a 1.85 0-60mph time which is absolutely insane. The second fastest 0-60mph car is the Tesla Model S Plain edition, capable of reaching 60mph in 1.99 seconds. The fastest combustion-engined car is the 992 Porsche Turbo S with a 2.3 second 0-60mph time.
What is the fastest quarter-mile car in the world?
In the world of drag racing, a stock sub 10 second quarter mile car is considered downright insane. There are quite a few cars out there that can do sub-10 second quarter-mile times, but a sub 9 second quarter mile time car is not something you see every day.
The Bugatti Chiron Sports is a $3.7 million luxury hypercar with a quarter-mile time of 9.4 seconds. Cars like the SSC Tuatara, Koenigsegg Agera RS, Porsche 918 Spyder are also 9 second cars. The fastest serial production quarter-mile time car is the RImac Nevera with a jaw-dropping 8.6 second quarter-mile time.