Slowest cars

Top 40 slowest cars in the world. Updated July 2021.

Almost all modern cars can exceed legal speed limit on any public road, save for German autobahn. This extra "headroom" for speed can be considered as safety feature - the faster the car the more easily and quickly it can overtake other cars at highway speed, or the more powerful it is, the quicker it can get out of dangerous situations.

The luxury of having extra power and speed, however, is not universal to all types of cars. The classic microcar or "bubble car", such as Peel P50 or BMW Isetta, had engines so small, that they did not even have enough power to reach and maintain the standard 60 mph or 90 kph highway speed limit.

For cars like this even 40 mph required wide open throttle and favorable conditions with no headwind or road incline.

# make & model Speed (mph)▼ Image
1. 1962 Peel P50 38 Photo of 1962 Peel P50
2. 1975 Zagato Zele 40 Photo of 1975 Zagato Zele
3. 1955 BMW Isetta 53 Photo of 1955 BMW Isetta
4. 1957 Fiat Nuova 500 53 Photo of 1957 Fiat Nuova 500
5. 1957 Glas Googomobil TS 250 53 Photo of 1957 Glas Googomobil TS 250
6. 1982 Austin FX4Q 56 Photo of 1982 Austin FX4Q
7. 1965 Trabant 601 Universial 60 Photo of 1965 Trabant 601 Universial
8. 2007 Brabus Unimog Black Edition 62 Photo of 2007 Brabus Unimog Black Edition
9. Trabant 601 62 Photo of Trabant 601
10. 1972 Fiat 500 R 62 Photo of 1972 Fiat 500 R
11. 1990 Mitsubishi Shogun 3.0 V6 65 Photo of 1990 Mitsubishi Shogun 3.0 V6
12. 1971 Land Rover Series III 109 Station Wagon 2.3 l 66 Photo of 1971 Land Rover Series III 109 Station Wagon 2.3 l
13. 2009 Tata Nano 68 Photo of 2009 Tata Nano
14. 1972 Fiat 126 70 Photo of 1972 Fiat 126
15. 1929 Ford Model A 70 Photo of 1929 Ford Model A
16. 1960 VW Käfer 1200 Cabriolet 71 Photo of 1960 VW Käfer 1200 Cabriolet
17. 1979 Citroen 2CV Charleston 73 Photo of 1979 Citroen 2CV Charleston
18. 1995 Mahindra CJ 340 1.9 D 73 Photo of 1995 Mahindra CJ 340 1.9 D
19. 1948 Tucker Torpedo 75 Photo of 1948 Tucker Torpedo
20. 1959 NSU Sport-Prinz 75 Photo of 1959 NSU Sport-Prinz
21. 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 LS5 76 Photo of 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 LS5
22. 1960 Morris Mini Traveller 76 Photo of 1960 Morris Mini Traveller
23. 1969 VW Käfer 1300 76 Photo of 1969 VW Käfer 1300
24. 1970 Bond Bug 700 ES 76 Photo of 1970 Bond Bug 700 ES
25. 1959 Messerschmitt Tiger TG 500 78 Photo of 1959 Messerschmitt Tiger TG 500
26. 2020 Polestar 2 78 Photo of 2020 Polestar 2
27. 2021 Dacia Spring 78 Photo of 2021 Dacia Spring
28. 1960 Peugeot 403 80 Photo of 1960 Peugeot 403
29. 1954 Porsche 356 1500 Speedster 80 Photo of 1954 Porsche 356 1500 Speedster
30. 1998 Suzuki Samurai SJ 1.9 TD VAN 80 Photo of 1998 Suzuki Samurai SJ 1.9 TD VAN
31. 2008 Land Rover Defender TD4 90 SW 81 Photo of 2008 Land Rover Defender TD4 90 SW
32. 1956 Troll Troll 81 Photo of 1956 Troll Troll
33. 1977 Lada Niva 1.6 81 Photo of 1977 Lada Niva 1.6
34. 2020 Brabus Ultimate E 81 Photo of 2020 Brabus Ultimate E
35. 1956 Morris Minor 81 Photo of 1956 Morris Minor
36. 2020 Seat Mii Electric 81 Photo of 2020 Seat Mii Electric
37. 2020 Opel Zafira-e Life Medium 81 Photo of 2020 Opel Zafira-e Life Medium
38. 2017 Smart Forfour EQ 81 Photo of 2017 Smart Forfour EQ
39. 2020 Peugeot e-Traveller 81 Photo of 2020 Peugeot e-Traveller
40. 2019 VW e-Up 82 Photo of 2019 VW e-Up

Sources

FastestLaps.com (1-3, 8-11, 13-15, 19, 23, 24, 29, 31-34), Autozeitung Classic Cars (4, 5, 20, 25), Auto Bild Klassik (6, 7, 16, 22, 28, 35), Auto Motor und Sport (12, 17, 38), Auto Bild Allrad (18, 30), Car & Driver (21, 26), Auto Plus (27), Autozeitung (36, 37, 39), Quattroroute (40)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 07/21/2021, last addition - Peugeot e-Traveller.