2023 Author: Erin Ralphs | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:31
The world's longest cars look amazing. Words cannot describe how they look. And therefore, below are photographs of the most spectacular machines in terms of their length. In this case, it is worth talking about these works of automotive art in more detail.
Main record holder
The American Dream limousine is not like the rest of its class. He is different. In ordinary limousines, the average length is 7-10 meters. But this car has surpassed all. Its body is 30.5 meters long! And of course, no one drives around the city in such a car. Its elementary, because there is nowhere to park it. But on the other hand, this car participates in the filming of films and in various automobile exhibitions.
This model has two cabins and 26 wheels. Thanks to the first feature, the limousine can move in two directions - back and forth. Very practical, since it is extremely difficult to turn around on such a giant. Communication between the first and second driver is maintained by means of an intercom. And insideThe lounge houses a king size bed and a swimming pool. But that's not all that can surprise. Often, the developers decided to remove the hulls and re-equip them for … a landing pad for a helicopter. A truly unique car. No wonder there is only one such instance in the world.
Talking about the longest cars in the world, it is impossible not to note the cargo vehicle created in China in 2006. By the way, it doesn't have a name. But it is the longest truck in the world. It was created for a transport company and is just over 73 meters long! What is the carrying capacity? It is also impressive - about 2500 tons! This “monster” is equipped with 880 wheels of incredible size and six powerful engines.
This truck transports turbines, aircraft parts, completed bridges and assembled structures.
This is another specific vehicle that just needs to be noted, talking about the longest cars in the world. In the fifties (just as the Cold War was going on), Pentagon workers created a wheeled train project. It became known subsequently as the LeTourneau TC-497. And it really is the longest car. What is its length in meters? It is … as much as 175 meters! This vehicle was created as a full-fledged replacement for rail transport. And this was done in order to protect themselves from the Russians. Americans were afraid thatan active war with the USSR will begin. And this train was capable of moving about 400 tons of various cargoes.
Interestingly, this length is not yet maximum. It could easily be enlarged if desired. It was worth attaching an additional link (or several), as the length immediately became a few more meters more.
The highest point of this huge machine is the cabin. It rises above the ground by nine meters. What else is there about the longest car-train? He had as many as 54 wheels, but if sections (links) were added, then four more went with each plus. The creation of this "caterpillar" took an amount of 3.7 million dollars. But this is the course of the distant 1961. Now this giant would cost the US Department of Defense $17,500,000.
Now it's worth talking about the most outstanding sedans in terms of dimensions. This is the most popular body type. So it's worth talking about those models that are rightfully known as the longest cars in the world.
Start at the end. The first car is the famous Maybach 57. Unlike the above-mentioned record holders, this car was brought to the attention of potential buyers in 2002. And it is suitable for moving around the city, since a car, 5.73 meters long, can still fit in the parking lot. The cost of the car is 367,000 euros (starting price). This sedan weighs 2.7 tons. But it accelerates to “hundreds” in just five seconds, and all thanks to a powerful 518-horsepower engine.
BuccialiTAV 8-32 V12 - 5, 79-meter sedan, not far removed from the previous Maybach in this indicator. True, he does not enjoy such popularity, unlike the third record holder, known under the same long name as himself - Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham. Its length is 5.9 meters, the car was released in 1971. By the way, at that time he really set a record. It was the widest production car until the nineties.
Now a few more "nominees", but with a length that has crossed the mark of six meters. Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB is a 2012 car. Its body is 6.1 meters long. All in all, the car looks amazing. The corporate approach of the company's specialists is felt. A truly real “Phantom” with an intriguing and mysterious appearance.
No matter how surprising it may be, our Soviet GAZ-14 “Chaika” follows with a margin of one centimeter! Released way back in 1977. It should be noted that this machine attracts the attention of even foreign experts. Plus, the car is really good - power steering, disc brakes, hydromechanical suspension, and even hydraulic valve lifters are available. And this is in addition to the luxurious equipment for Russia at that time! Air conditioning, stereo radio, power windows, etc. Yes, and the car looks rich. Worthy representative. By the way, L. I. drove this one. Brezhnev.
2005 and 2010 Toyota Century Royal and Maybach 62Sreleases continue the list. The first is the most luxurious car in Japan, and the second is the owner of a 630-horsepower engine. 6, 15 and 6, 16 meters is their length, respectively.
And finally, the top three. The 6.17-meter Maybach 62, released in 2002, features a powerful 5.5-liter 550-horsepower engine and a refined, expensive exterior. However, like all other cars of this brand.
Next comes the 6.2m Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five. It was released a very long time ago - 57 years ago. And the developers decided to produce these cars in total in the amount of 710 pieces. Although the car turned out not only beautiful, but also powerful. As many as 345 horsepower - an excellent indicator for those years! Yes, and the price is appropriate - $ 9,500.
And finally, the answer to the main question - what is the length of the longest car class "sedan"? Cadillac wins again! And this is again a Fleetwood Seventy-Five model, only 1975. All the time, the developers have improved the image of the machine. And so it grew to 6.4 meters. Yes, and a giant engine was installed under the hood - a volume of 8.2 (!) liters.