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Template:Cleanup 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 dimensionsEdit

OverallEdit

WheelbaseEdit

TrackEdit

WeightEdit

EnginesEdit

Engine displacementEdit

SmallestEdit

LargestEdit

PowerEdit

Highest powerEdit

Highest specific power (power to weight ratio)Edit

Highest specific engine output (power/unit displacement)Edit

  • 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.

TorqueEdit

Highest torqueEdit

Highest specific torque (torque/unit displacement)Edit

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

EconomyEdit

USA measurements
European Union measurements

PriceEdit

PerformanceEdit

See also: Fastest production car


AccelerationEdit

Top speedEdit

Highest RedlineEdit

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

SalesEdit

See also List of bestselling vehicle nameplates

FirstsEdit

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.

IndustryEdit

Engine typesEdit

Engine technologiesEdit

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 vehiclesEdit

BodyEdit

TransmissionEdit

LayoutEdit

SuspensionEdit

BrakesEdit

Driver-aidsEdit

Passive RestraintEdit

Active restraintEdit

Tires/TyresEdit

LightingEdit

Electrical systemEdit

Climate controlEdit

In-car electronics and entertainmentEdit

OtherEdit

Pre-WarEdit

  • 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

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