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Automobiles are frequently judged in their industry by many superlatives: the smallest, largest, fastest, lightest, best-selling, and so on. They vary greatly in size, engine displacement, power, price, and many other traits.

In order to keep the entries relevant, the list (except for the firsts section) is limited to automobiles built after World War II, and lists superlatives for earlier vehicles separately. The list is also limited to production road cars that:

  1. are constructed principally for retail sale to consumers, for their personal use, and to transport people on public roads (no commercial or industrial vehicles are eligible);
  2. have had 20 or more instances made by the original vehicle manufacturer, and offered for commercial sale to the public in new condition (cars modified by either professional tuners or individuals are not eligible); and;
  3. are street-legal in their intended markets, and capable of passing any official tests or inspections required to be granted this status.

Vehicle dimensions

Overall

  • Longest
    • Current production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000006165{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|6165|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Maybach 62
    • Production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000006248{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|6248|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Limousine
    • Limited-production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000006426{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|6426|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five Limousine<ref name="mindspring.com">Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref>
    • Pickup Truck - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000006650{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|6650|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Long Bed
    • Commercial - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000007345{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|7345|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - Mercedes-Benz Sprinter LWB / Volkswagen Crafter LWB
  • Widest
    • Production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000002058{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|2058|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV
    • Pickup Truck - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000002438{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|2438|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Dodge Ram 3500
    • Commercial - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000002474{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|2474|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Unimog U5000
  • Tallest
    • Production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001632{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1632|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2006 Rolls Royce Phantom
    • Pickup Truck - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000002057{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|2057|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Long Bed
    • SUV - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000002083{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|2083|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2003 Hummer H2
    • Commercial - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000002676{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|2676|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Unimog U5000
  • Shortest
    • Limited-production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001340{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1340|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 1962 Peel P50 (3 wheels)
    • Production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000002500{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|2500|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 1998 Smart Fortwo
    • Current production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000002695{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|2695|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Smart Fortwo
  • Lowest
    • Limited-production car - {{#ifeq:|on|00000000000736.6{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|736.6|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 1969 Probe 15<ref name="Specialist Sports Cars, Peter J. Filby, p.74">Specialist Sports Cars, Peter J. Filby, p.74</ref>
    • Current limited-production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001041{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1041|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Saleen S7
    • Current production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001135{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1135|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago

Wheelbase

  • Longest
    • Production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000003893{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|3893|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Limousine
    • Pickup Truck - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000004379{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|4379|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab
    • Commercial - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000005080{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|5080|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty Chassis Crew Cab
  • Shortest
    • Limited-production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001270{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1270|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 1962 Peel P50
    • Production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001500{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1500|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 1956 Isetta
    • Current production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001867{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1867|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Smart Fortwo

Track

  • Widest Front
    • Production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001685{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1685|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom (2003)
    • Pickup truck - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001742{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1742|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Dodge Ram 2500
    • Commercial - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001930{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1930|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Dodge Ram 4500 Chassis Cab
  • Widest Rear
    • Production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001695{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1695|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2003 Maybach 57/62
    • Pickup truck - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001925{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1925|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Crew Cab Dual Rear Wheels
    • Commercial - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001927{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1927|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2009 Unimog U4000
  • Narrowest Front
    • Limited-production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000990{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|990|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - Peel P50
    • Production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001275{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|1275|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 1998 Smart Fortwo
  • Narrowest Rear
    • Production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000521{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mm}}|521|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - Isetta

Weight

  • Heaviest Curb Weight
    • Production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000002855{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(lb)*0}}|0|00000000000000lb}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kg}}|2855|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:lb*0}}|0|0}}|lb|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2003 Maybach 62
    • SUV - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000003428{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(lb)*0}}|0|00000000000000lb}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kg}}|3428|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:lb*0}}|0|0}}|lb|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}}] - 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha Wagon
    • Pickup truck - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000003544{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(lb)*0}}|0|00000000000000lb}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kg}}|3544|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:lb*0}}|0|0}}|lb|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab 4wd Short Bed Dual Rear Wheel
    • Limited-production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000004536{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(lb)*0}}|0|00000000000000lb}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kg}}|4536|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:lb*0}}|0|0}}|lb|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine (estimated) <ref>http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/the-presidential-limousine.htm></ref>
    • Commercial - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000005350{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(lb)*0}}|0|00000000000000lb}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kg}}|5350|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:lb*0}}|0|0}}|lb|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2009 Unimog U5000 Long Wheelbase
  • Lightest
    • Limited-production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000059{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(lb)*0}}|0|00000000000000lb}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kg}}|59|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:lb*0}}|0|0}}|lb|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} DIN - 1962 Peel P50 (3 wheels)
    • Production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000406{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(lb)*0}}|0|00000000000000lb}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kg}}|406|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:lb*0}}|0|0}}|lb|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 1964 Mini Moke
    • Current production car - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000825{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(lb)*0}}|0|00000000000000lb}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kg}}|825|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:lb*0}}|0|0}}|lb|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Smart Fortwo
    • Current production racecar - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000456{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(lb)*0}}|0|00000000000000lb}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kg}}|456|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:lb*0}}|0|0}}|lb|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 1996 Ariel Atom

Engines

Engine displacement

Smallest

  • {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000049{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|cc}}|49|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAoffDbSoff|s=}} - 1963 Peel P50
    • (100+ produced) - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000322{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|cc}}|322|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAoffDbSoff|s=}} - 1956 Berkeley SA322

Largest

Power

Highest power

Highest specific power (power to weight ratio)

  • 1045 hp/metric ton (1.91 lb/hp) - 2007 Caparo T1 V8 engine {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000429{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(PS hp)*0}}|0|00000000000PS hp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kW}}|429|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:PS hp*0}}|0|0}}|PS hp|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} and {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000470{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|0000000000000000}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kg}}|470|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|0||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LonAonDbSoff|s=}}

Highest specific engine output (power/unit displacement)

  • Production engine- Rotax 124cc,as seen in the Aprilia RS125cc motorcycle.Piston ported 2 stroke, normally aspirated.Makes 33bhp in unrestricted form giving a specific output of 264 bhp per litre.
  • Petrol/Gasoline (naturally-aspirated) piston engine - {{#ifeq:|on|00000000000106.2{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(PS hp)*0}}|0|00000000000PS hp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kW}}|106.2|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:PS hp*0}}|0|0}}|PS hp|1|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} per litreTemplate:Dubious - 1994 JDM Suzuki Cultus Suzuka edition R13B {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000138{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(PS hp)*0}}|0|00000000000PS hp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kW}}|138|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:PS hp*0}}|0|0}}|PS hp|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} 1.3 L I4
  • Petrol/Gasoline (forced-induction) piston engine - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000151{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(PS hp)*0}}|0|00000000000PS hp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kW}}|151|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:PS hp*0}}|0|0}}|PS hp|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} per litre - 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ400 {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000302{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(PS hp)*0}}|0|00000000000PS hp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kW}}|302|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:PS hp*0}}|0|0}}|PS hp|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} 2.0 L I4
  • Diesel engine (naturally-aspirated) - {{#ifeq:|on|00000000000033.4{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(PS hp)*0}}|0|00000000000PS hp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kW}}|33.4|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:PS hp*0}}|0|0}}|PS hp|1|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} per litre - 1995 Mercedes E 300 D {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000100{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(PS hp)*0}}|0|00000000000PS hp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kW}}|100|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:PS hp*0}}|0|0}}|PS hp|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} DIN 3.0 L I6
  • Diesel engine (forced-induction) - {{#ifeq:|on|00000000000075.2{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(PS hp)*0}}|0|00000000000PS hp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kW}}|75.2|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:PS hp*0}}|0|0}}|PS hp|1|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} per litre - 2007 BMW new 2.0 L I4 twin-turbo {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000150{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(PS hp)*0}}|0|00000000000PS hp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kW}}|150|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:PS hp*0}}|0|0}}|PS hp|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} DIN
  • Naturally-aspirated pistonless rotary engine - {{#ifeq:|on|00000000000140.5{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(PS hp)*0}}|0|00000000000PS hp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kW}}|140.5|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:PS hp*0}}|0|0}}|PS hp|1|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} per litre - Mazda RX-8 Renesis {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000184{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(PS hp)*0}}|0|00000000000PS hp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|kW}}|184|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:PS hp*0}}|0|0}}|PS hp|0|||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} JIS 1.3 L

Torque

Highest torque

  • Petrol engine - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001507{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|0000000000000000}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|Nm}}|1507|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|0||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LonAonDbSoff|s=}}, SSC Ultimate Aero TT
  • Diesel engine - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001000{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|0000000000000000}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|Nm}}|1000|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|0||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}}, Audi Q7 V12 TDI 6.0 L - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000005934{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|cc}}|5934|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LonAonDbSoff|s=}} twin-turbo V12 engine<ref name=AW-Q7/><ref name=Q7-AudiAG/>

Highest specific torque (torque/unit displacement)

The mean effective pressure (MEP) is a useful comparison tool, giving the average cylinder pressure exerted on the piston.

  • Petrol engine (naturally-aspirated) - MEP 15.1 bar, {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000120{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|0000000000000000}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|Nm}}|120|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|0||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} per litre - Ferrari 458 Italia {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000540{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|0000000000000000}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|Nm}}|540|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|0||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}}
  • Petrol engine (forced-induction) - MEP 34 bar, {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000271{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|0000000000000000}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|Nm}}|271|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|0||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} per litre - 2009 Mitsubishi Evo X MR FQ-400 {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000542{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|0000000000000000}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|Nm}}|542|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|0||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}}
  • Petrol engine (naturally-aspirated pistonless rotary engine) - MEP 21.5 bar, {{#ifeq:|on|00000000000170.8{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|Nm}}|170.8|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} per litre - 2005 Mazda RX-8 {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000222{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|0000000000000000}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|Nm}}|222|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|0||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}}
  • Petrol engine (forced-induction pistonless rotary engine) - MEP 28.4 bar, {{#ifeq:|on|00000000000226.3{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|Nm}}|226.3|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} per litre - 1995 Mazda RX-7 Turbo {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000294{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|0000000000000000}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|Nm}}|294|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|0||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}}
  • Diesel engine (forced-induction) - MEP 29 bar, {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000233{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|0000000000000000}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|Nm}}|233|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|0||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} per litre - 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 250CDI BlueEfficiency {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000500{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|0000000000000000}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|Nm}}|500|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|0||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}}

Economy

USA measurements
  • Highest USA EPA mileage - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000048{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(L/100 km mpgimp)*0}}|0|0L/100 km mpgimp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mpgus}}|48|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:L/100 km mpgimp*0}}|0|0}}|L/100 km mpgimp||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}}/{{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000060{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(L/100 km mpgimp)*0}}|0|0L/100 km mpgimp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mpgus}}|60|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:L/100 km mpgimp*0}}|0|0}}|L/100 km mpgimp||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2001 Honda Insight 5-speed
    • Note: in 2007 the EPA changed its measurement standards, changing the rating to {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000048{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(L/100 km mpgimp)*0}}|0|0L/100 km mpgimp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mpgus}}|48|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:L/100 km mpgimp*0}}|0|0}}|L/100 km mpgimp||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}}/{{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000058{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(L/100 km mpgimp)*0}}|0|0L/100 km mpgimp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mpgus}}|58|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:L/100 km mpgimp*0}}|0|0}}|L/100 km mpgimp||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}}
  • Lowest USA EPA mileage - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000006{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(L/100 km mpgimp)*0}}|0|0L/100 km mpgimp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mpgus}}|6|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:L/100 km mpgimp*0}}|0|0}}|L/100 km mpgimp||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}}/{{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000010{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(L/100 km mpgimp)*0}}|0|0L/100 km mpgimp}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|mpgus}}|10|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:L/100 km mpgimp*0}}|0|0}}|L/100 km mpgimp||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 1986-1990 Lamborghini Countach
European Union measurements
  • Lowest EU fuel consumption - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000002.99{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|000000000{{{3}}}}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|L/100 km}}|2.99|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2002 Volkswagen Lupo 1.2 TDI 5-speed
  • Highest EU fuel consumption - {{#ifeq:|on|00000000000024.1{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|000000000{{{3}}}}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|L/100 km}}|24.1|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} combined city/hwy 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4
  • Longest 90% range - {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000001658{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|0000000000000000}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|km}}|1658|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|0||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2010 Volkswagen Passat 77 kW TDI BlueMotion with 6-speed manual and {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000070{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(1)*0}}|0|0000000000000001}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|L}}|70|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:1*0}}|0|0}}|1||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} fuel tank, calculated by using extra-urban Euro cycle mileage of {{#ifeq:|on|00000000000003.8{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(0)*0}}|0|000000000{{{3}}}}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|L/100 km}}|3.8|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:0*0}}|0|0}}|||||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}}

Price

Performance

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Acceleration

  • Quickest {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000000{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(100)*0}}|0|0000000000000100}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|to}}|0|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:100*0}}|0|0}}|100|km/h|0||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LonAonDbSoff|s=}} - 2.46 seconds - 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4<ref>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref>
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  • Quickest {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000000{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(200)*0}}|0|0000000000000200}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|to}}|0|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:200*0}}|0|0}}|200|km/h|0||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 7.4 seconds - Auto Motor und Sport - 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 <ref name="ReferenceA">This was shown on a n episode of the TV series Top Gear</ref>
  • Quickest {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000000{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(300)*0}}|0|0000000000000300}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|to}}|0|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:300*0}}|0|0}}|300|km/h|0||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 18.2 seconds - Auto Motor Und Sport - 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 <ref name="ReferenceA"/>
  • Quickest {{#ifeq:|on|0000000000000000{{#ifeq:{{#expr:(400)*0}}|0|0000000000000400}}}}{{convert/{{#if:1|to}}|0|{{#ifeq:{{#expr:400*0}}|0|0}}|400|km/h|0||r={{#ifeq:{{{sp}}}|us|er|re}}|d=LoffAonDbSoff|s=}} - 55 seconds - 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 <ref name="ReferenceA"/>

Top speed

Highest Redline

  • Internal Combustion Production Vehicle: 1964-66 Honda S600 10,000 rpm
  • Electric Production Vehicle: 2008 Tesla Roadster 14,000 rpm

Sales

See also List of bestselling vehicle nameplates

Firsts

Full-production vehicles are listed here. Many were preceded by racing-only cars. This list only includes developments that lead to widespread adoption across the automotive industry.

Industry

Engine types

Engine technologies

engine configuration & other miscellaneous fundamental construction details
Wankel engines
valvetrain
multi-valve engines
variable valve timing (VVT)
aspiration
fuel systems
fuel injection (FI)
ignition systems
general miscellany

Hybrid vehicles

Body

Transmission

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Layout

Suspension

Brakes

Driver-aids

Passive Restraint

Active restraint

Tires/Tyres

Lighting

Electrical system

Climate control

In-car electronics and entertainment

Other

Pre-War

  • Best-selling pre-war vehicle - Ford Model-T (15,000,000 sold between 1908 and 1928)
  • Least-expensive full-featured automobile - 1927 Ford Model-T ($300 is about $3500 in inflation-adjusted 2005 dollars)
  • Largest vehicle - Bugatti Royale - 21 ft (6.4 m) long, 180 in (4.57 m) or 170 in (4.32 m) wheelbase depending on model
  • Largest pre-war Straight-4 - 21495 cc (1312 in3) - 1912 Benz 82/200
  • Largest pre-war Straight-6 - 21112 cc (1288 in3) - 1905 Panhard et Levassor 50 CV
  • Largest pre-war Straight-8 - 12763 cc (779 in³) - 1929 Bugatti Royale production car; the prototype had a 14726 cc engine
  • Largest pre-war V12 - 11310 cc (690 in³) - 1933 Hispano-Suiza Type 68bis