There are numerous ways of classifying cars according to the size, weight, space, length, and above all common perception which can often make the task quite challenging. What might seem gigantic to most people worldwide like the Cadillac Escalade might not cut the ice with many people who have some different perception about what makes a car truly big. But still, there are times when we sit down to identify the smallest and biggest cars inthe world, and here we go.
The car industry is highly regulated, and it is tough for manufacturers to design something too much different. But still, within the legal framework car manufacturers create superlative cars that can rank among the best in the world in its class whether it is big or small. This can make the task of identifying the smallest and biggest cars somewhat easy even though the selection might not be above debate.
The smallest car on earth – The Peel P50
Our search for the smallest cars in the world would take us back several decades to focus on The Peel P50. It is a three-wheeled automobile which is the lightest, shortest, and narrowest car ever made. The single seating car manufactured by The Peel Engineering Company on The Isle of Man in the United Kingdom between 1962 and 1964 has a single door, no reverse gear, one windshield wiper, and just one headlight. The smallest car of the world, a title that it has held for more than50 years is 54 inches long, and its width is 41 inches.
The car has a handle at the rear for maneuvering the vehicle that can make 100 miles with a gallon of fuel at a maximum speed of 40 mph which people jokingly declared as a cheaper option than walking. Out of 50 pieces, vehicles manufactured only about 24 pieces are still in existence which makes it the world’s rarest automobiles.
The biggest car in the world – Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet
Just as it is hard to define the smallest car, so also it is not easy to identify the biggest car in the world. To make the task of selection easy, it would be prudent to look for one of the biggest cars that makes to the top of the list like the Mercedes -Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet. The car unveiled in California in late 2017 is yet to go for commercial production. But the sheer length that falls slightly short of 20 feet with a seating capacity of two persons makes it a strong contender for the biggest car in the world.
The all-electric drive can deliver 750 HP and takes under 4 seconds from start to reach 60 mph and can attain a maximum speed of 200 mph. The rear of the car should remind you of a luxury yacht and the wooden floor inlaid with an aluminum trim together with the fabric top with gold threads interwoven would make the vehicle a super luxurious possession.
The gargantuan car has everything in it to become the undisputed leader among the biggest cars in the world.