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Facts About the World's Tallest, Heaviest, Fastest and Most Powerful Cars

At Shanahan's Auto Body & Paint, we love to share fun information about cars and that's why we're posting this blog. Gleaned from several sources, including the Guinness Book of World Records, we have found some fascinating facts about the tallest, heaviest, fastest and most powerful cars on the planet, including some other tidbits thrown in for your entertainment.

Auto Body Review Facts about the world's tallest, heaviest, fastest and most powerful cars in the world

·         The longest car presently in production is the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman is 255.9 inches long 

·         The longest pickup truck  is the Ford F250/350 that is nearly 22 feet long.

·         The shortest production car is the minuscule 106.1-inch Smart Fortwo.

·         The tallest current production vehicle in the world is the Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB at 64.6 inches tall, which means that someone needs to

          bend over to speak to the driver.

·         The tallest SUV currently in production is the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, at 78.3 inches-roughly 6.5 feet tall.

·         The tallest pickup truck in existence is the 116.4 inch (9.7 feet) tall Brabus Unimog U500 Black Edition.

·         The lowest current production car is the Caterham 7 CSR, which at 40 inches (3.3 feet) is barely waist-high on most people.

·         The heaviest current production car is aforementioned Rolls-Royce Phantom that weighs in at an shocking 6,052 lbs! (Hope to see one of these sometime soon in Sacramento, CA.

·         The Lightest current production car anywhere is the 1,005 lb. Ariel Atom, which is almost precisely 1/6th the weight of the Rolls Royce Phantom EWB.

·         The slowest car out there is the Nissan Versa Note, with its  109-hp, 1.6 L I-4 engine connected to a constantly variable transmission. When you're in this slow moving vehicle, 0-60 mph takes a relaxing 10.3 seconds.

·         The most powerful car presently in production is the 1,499 hp Koenigsegg Regera, which generates all that power from a 5.0 L V8 and a trio of electric engines.

·         The most powerful pickup truck is made in Australia by GM subsidiary Holden. With a 6.2 liter 536 hp Supercharged LSA engine, the 2015 HSV Maloo R8 can pull an amazing load.

·         The most powerful SUV is Bavarian with their BMW X5 M that generates 567 hp  from a 4.4 L twin turbo V8.

·         The maximum speed of any production vehicle in existence is another model that has ended its run in 2015:  the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse at an incredible 267.8 mph.

We strive to bring you relative content from Shanahan's Auto Body & Paint in Sacramento , CA .

Sources: Wikipedia, Guinness Book of World Records and TIME

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