Lightest cars

Top 40 lightest cars. Updated October 2020.

The cheapest, most simple and lightest car below compact and sub-compact hatchback used to be the classic microcar from 1950s 1960s and 1970s.

One or two occupants, tiny twin cylinder motorcycle engine, no power steering, air conditioning or any non-essentials.

Those type of cars died off after stricter crash testing regulations were introduced in late 1980s, and even sub-compacts have grown in size and weight every year since.

Few modern sportscars still remain in the rarefied sub 1000 kg (2200 lb) class and most of the cars in this list are well over 40 years old.

# make & model Weight (lbs)▼ Image
1. 1957 Berkeley SE 492 Roadster 725 Photo of 1957 Berkeley SE 492 Roadster
2. 1955 BMW Isetta 796 Photo of 1955 BMW Isetta
3. 1959 Messerschmitt Tiger TG 500 860 Photo of 1959 Messerschmitt Tiger TG 500
4. 2001 REVA-i G-Wiz 882 Photo of 2001 REVA-i G-Wiz
5. 1957 Goggomobile Dart 882 Photo of 1957 Goggomobile Dart
6. 1970 Bond Bug 700 ES 897 Photo of 1970 Bond Bug 700 ES
7. 1971 AWS Shopper 915 Photo of 1971 AWS Shopper
8. 1957 Glas Googomobil TS 250 970 Photo of 1957 Glas Googomobil TS 250
9. 2017 Lamborghini Lamborghini terzo millennio 972 Photo of 2017 Lamborghini Lamborghini  terzo millennio
10. 1958 Abarth 500 GT Carozzeria Zagato 1025 Photo of 1958 Abarth 500 GT Carozzeria Zagato
11. 1957 Fiat Nuova 500 1036 Photo of 1957 Fiat Nuova 500
12. 2013 Caterham Seven 620R 1102 Photo of 2013 Caterham Seven 620R
13. 2011 Morgan 3 Wheeler 1102 Photo of 2011 Morgan 3 Wheeler
14. 1953 Citroen 2CV A 1113 Photo of 1953 Citroen 2CV A
15. 1964 Ginetta G4 1124 Photo of 1964 Ginetta G4
16. 1975 Zagato Zele 1146 Photo of 1975 Zagato Zele
17. 1952 Crosley Super Sport 1184 Photo of 1952 Crosley Super Sport
18. 1960 Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder 1208 Photo of 1960 Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder
19. 1958 Renault Alpine A108 Berlinette 1213 Photo of 1958 Renault Alpine A108 Berlinette
20. 2005 Westfield Sport 2000S 1213 Photo of 2005 Westfield Sport 2000S
21. 1980 Daihatsu Cuore 1235 Photo of 1980 Daihatsu Cuore
22. 1979 Citroen 2CV Charleston 1235 Photo of 1979 Citroen 2CV Charleston
23. 1959 NSU Sport-Prinz 1246 Photo of 1959 NSU Sport-Prinz
24. 1966 Unipower 998 GT 1257 Photo of 1966 Unipower 998 GT
25. 1964 Abarth 695 SS 1257 Photo of 1964 Abarth 695 SS
26. 2015 Radical SR3 RSX 1257 Photo of 2015 Radical SR3 RSX
27. 1956 Abarth 215A Coupe Bertone 1257 Photo of 1956 Abarth 215A Coupe Bertone
28. 1956 Abarth 216A Spyder Bertone 1257 Photo of 1956 Abarth 216A Spyder Bertone
29. 1964 Lotus 26R 1270 Photo of 1964 Lotus 26R
30. 2005 Radical SR5 1279 Photo of 2005 Radical SR5
31. 2005 Radical SR5 1279 Photo of 2005 Radical SR5
32. 2016 BAC Mono 2.5 1279 Photo of 2016 BAC Mono 2.5
33. 2009 Tata Nano 1303 Photo of 2009 Tata Nano
34. 2009 Marlin 5EXi-R 1323 Photo of 2009 Marlin 5EXi-R
35. 1955 Abarth 208 A Spyder Boano 1323 Photo of 1955 Abarth 208 A Spyder Boano
36. 1952 Porsche 356 America Roadster 1329 Photo of 1952 Porsche 356 America Roadster
37. 1964 Austin Mini Cooper 1334 Photo of 1964 Austin Mini Cooper
38. 1966 Lotus 46 Europa S1 1345 Photo of 1966 Lotus 46 Europa S1
39. 1961 Abarth 850 TC Berlina 1351 Photo of 1961 Abarth 850 TC Berlina
40. 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder 1360 Photo of 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 10/30/2020, last addition - Lamborghini Lamborghini terzo millennio.