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Old 04-08-2009, 09:38 PM
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Lowest Height Production Cars

The other day, I was watching the final car chase scene in "The Transporter 2". Jason Statham drives a Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster underneath the toll booth gate. For a minute I pondered whether that's realistically possible.

So, I'm wondering if anyone can come up with a list (perhaps top 10/20) of the lowest height of road-legal production cars? This would be the height from the ground to the highest point on the vehicle, not the ground clearance height.

I've searched elsewhere online to no avail. I'm sure if anyone could come up with a list, all the avid car enthusiasts on this forum could put their minds together and do it.


I'll start it off with these vehicles:

1. Caterham R400 - 800mm (31.5in)
2. Saleen S7 - 1041mm (41in)
3. Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster - 1065mm (41.9in)
4. Koenigsegg CCX - 1120mm (44.1in)

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Old 04-08-2009, 09:42 PM
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GT40? (40")
also my triumph spitfire isn't very high (mostly as there's no rollover hoop or anything), as it really does fit under certain toll booth gates.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:57 PM
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:30 AM
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:52 AM
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Actually here in Malaysia ther is "minimum height for cars" its 1.3m
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:14 AM
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Too many low production UK makers from the 50s/60s to count
WHich brings me to the "cheating" with the Caterham. On an open top car then the height shoudl be taken as the top of the head, the rollcage or with the hood up (whichever is highest) ... making the CST chassis a 44inches

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Old 04-09-2009, 04:41 AM
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Probe 16 is 34 inches tall (860mm), altough they only made three...

Miura is 1050mm tall (41.3 inches).
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:45 AM
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Ford GT40? The original one I mean?
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:03 AM
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how tall is the trailer of a semi truck? which can fit under like fast and the furious? although those trailers were raised up
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:18 AM
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Probe 16 is 34 inches tall (860mm), altough they only made three...
Thats the first one that jumped to my mind as well.
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Some I've found.

Mosler MT900S GT - 1041mm (41 inches)
Beck LM 800 - 951mm (37.4 inches)
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GT40? (40")
also my triumph spitfire isn't very high (mostly as there's no rollover hoop or anything), as it really does fit under certain toll booth gates.
I thought that that height meant to the roof of the car?
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:58 AM
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The Piper GTR that's currently being remade as a continuation model is only 33" high.
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:30 PM
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how tall is the trailer of a semi truck? which can fit under like fast and the furious? although those trailers were raised up
Depends on the trailer. Nearly every trailer would be impossible to drive under. The clearance is just slightly too low, and even then, there's the support stand that hangs down.

The only trailer types some of the cars can go under would be large freight trailers, the kind of you see in shipping ports.
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how tall is the trailer of a semi truck? which can fit under like fast and the furious? although those trailers were raised up
If you take the windshield off an MG midget, you can fit it under the trailer of a semi.
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