Slowest cars

Top 40 slowest cars in the world. Updated January 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. Trabant 601 62 Photo of Trabant 601
9. 1972 Fiat 500 R 62 Photo of 1972 Fiat 500 R
10. 2009 Tata Nano 68 Photo of 2009 Tata Nano
11. 1972 Fiat 126 70 Photo of 1972 Fiat 126
12. 1929 Ford Model A 70 Photo of 1929 Ford Model A
13. 1979 Citroen 2CV Charleston 71 Photo of 1979 Citroen 2CV Charleston
14. 1960 VW Käfer 1200 Cabriolet 71 Photo of 1960 VW Käfer 1200 Cabriolet
15. 1948 Tucker Torpedo 75 Photo of 1948 Tucker Torpedo
16. 1959 NSU Sport-Prinz 75 Photo of 1959 NSU Sport-Prinz
17. 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 LS5 76 Photo of 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 LS5
18. 1960 Morris Mini Traveller 76 Photo of 1960 Morris Mini Traveller
19. 1969 VW Käfer 1300 76 Photo of 1969 VW Käfer 1300
20. 1970 Bond Bug 700 ES 76 Photo of 1970 Bond Bug 700 ES
21. 1959 Messerschmitt Tiger TG 500 78 Photo of 1959 Messerschmitt Tiger TG 500
22. 1956 Troll Troll 81 Photo of 1956 Troll Troll
23. 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive 81 Photo of 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
24. 2020 Brabus Ultimate E 81 Photo of 2020 Brabus Ultimate E
25. 1956 Morris Minor 81 Photo of 1956 Morris Minor
26. 2020 Seat Mii Electric 81 Photo of 2020 Seat Mii Electric
27. 2019 VW e-Up 82 Photo of 2019 VW e-Up
28. 1962 Opel Kadett 1000S 83 Photo of 1962 Opel Kadett 1000S
29. 1958 Abarth 500 GT Carozzeria Zagato 83 Photo of 1958 Abarth 500 GT Carozzeria Zagato
30. 1991 Honda Beat 84 Photo of 1991 Honda Beat
31. 1926 Bentley Speed 6 84 Photo of 1926 Bentley Speed 6
32. 1980 Zastava Yugo 45 84 Photo of 1980 Zastava  Yugo 45
33. 2018 Renault Zoe R110 84 Photo of 2018 Renault Zoe R110
34. 1984 Fiat Panda 4x4 84 Photo of 1984 Fiat Panda 4x4
35. 1957 Lotus Seven 85 Photo of 1957 Lotus Seven
36. 1973 Reliant Robin 85 Photo of 1973 Reliant Robin
37. 1973 De Tomaso Pantera GTS 86 Photo of 1973 De Tomaso Pantera GTS
38. 2013 Renault Zoe 86 Photo of 2013 Renault Zoe
39. 1973 VW Käfer 1303 S GSR 86 Photo of 1973 VW Käfer 1303 S GSR
40. 2019 Renault Zoe R135 87 Photo of 2019 Renault Zoe R135

Sources

FastestLaps.com (1-3, 8-13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 24, 28-32, 35-37), Autozeitung Classic Cars (4, 5, 16, 21, 39), Auto Bild Klassik (6, 7, 14, 18, 25), Car & Driver (17), Autozeitung (23, 26, 33, 40), Quattroroute (27, 38), Autocar (34)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 01/15/2021, last addition - Seat Mii Electric.