Drivers like to brag that their vehicle is the biggest, the longest or the fastest one. However, what is the longest car in the world? What cars stood out in the view of their lengths throughout the history? Let’s find out together.
A car is a big issue these days. Possessing a car is a sign of wealth, attitude to life and comfort as well as the level of sophistication. People familiar with the matter state that you can judge a person by the car you drive. However, we will talk about it more a bit later.
If you ever wondered what car is the longest one in the world, then we are glad to share the story with you. The longest car in the world is a limousine. However, this limousine is not a regular one that is often rented by high school graduates to party in.
This limousine was made by Jay Ohrberg to be used at films or different promotion videos. The limousine got so popular that it was called the “American Dream.” It was made in the 1980s from a golden Cadillac Eldorado. In the process of remodeling, the car acquired 26 wheels and reached the lengths of almost 31 meters.
The limousine had a swimming pool inside and even a bed of enormous size. As the limo was aiming to be used in films, the creator of the giant decided to construct a helicopter landing pad, just to be on the safe side. The “American Dream” being the world’s longest car has two driver’s cabins – one in the front and one at the back of the car. These two cabins are connected for the drivers to be able to warn each other about a turn or any other change of plans.
The car is better controlled in its “straight-as-an-arrow” state, as in the view of its massive size it is quite difficult to move smoothly. Once so popular, this limousine was sold at a high price as a promotion vehicle. However, after the end of the leasing contract, the car was left at one of the abandoned warehouses.
Now, the car is all covered with rust and can hardly be recognized. It is not the American Dream it used to be. Moreover, it is no longer used. Since the time of glory, the longest car of the world still was seen on pictures by different companies. However, for a long time before 2014 it was forgotten.
The remodeling and repairing work would cost the owners much money, so no one was willing to purchase the world’s longest car until one day the Autoseum Automotive Teaching Museum bought it. As the authorities of the Autoseum explained that needed the car as a vehicle students would use to practice their repair skills.
They also claim that considering the massive size of a vehicle it is hard to say when the car will be ready to go. Restoration has been underway since that time, and fans of the American Dream keep their fingers crossed to see it soon.
The American Dream by Jay Ohrberg was noticed and given the honor to be in the Guinness World Records as the longest car ever known in the history of the world.
What other longest cars? The American Dream was surely enormously large vehicles, but what about those that were driven by regular people and not only on the stage or for a video?
There are three cars that proved to be absolute leaders in this area. Unfortunately, they are no longer produced for many reasons like marketability, affordability, and popularity among customers. These leaders are 2005 Maybach Exelero Coupe with its 245.3 inches, 2012 Maybach 62 S Sedan with its 242.7 inches and 2012 Maybach Landaulet Convertible with its 242.7 inches.
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These cars are no longer produced and are the longest cars ever known. The producers explained their decision to stop the production with the reasons mentioned above.
Nevertheless, according to the Zero to 60 Times, there are still cars that are long enough to be called the longest cars in the world, though, of course, they are not as long as 30.5 meters.
- 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase (239.8 inches)
- 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Sedan (230 inches)
- 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (220.9 inches)
- 2013 Bentley Mulsanne (219.5 inches)
- 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Sedan (212.6 inches)
- 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Base / Speed (208.3 inches)
- 2013 Audi A8 L (207.4 inches)
- 2013 Jaguar XJ XJL (206.6 inches)
- 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class ( 206.5 inches)
- 2013 BMW 7-Series / Alpina B7 LWB (205.3 inches)
The list consists of fifty cars, but we only mentioned top-10 longest cars. Of course, the question of the motor vehicle length is quite disputable. The longer the car is, the more gas it consumes and sometimes the more difficult it is to drive it.
Another interesting fact about these longest cars is that the top longest cars were produced in Germany and England. And no wonder: it is long known that these countries are capable of producing the best cars on the scale of the whole world.
The author of the article we found the list of the world’s longest cars in states that number 4 on our list, 2013 Bentley Mulsanne is the best of the best, as its length is highly proportioned and does not look too weird on the vehicle.
Moreover, driving a particular car shows your character and preferences more. For instance, driving a long car like 2013 Bentley Mulsanne is a sign that you like to be noticed. You do not mind people staring at you as you pass by them in your luxury class car; you see these glances as a perk to the comfort you get from the car.
Moreover, people that drive Convertibles are known to be searching for fun and taking the most of their life. They do not like to sit and ponder; they need new experiences, new people and constant change of decoration in their lives. They like feeling the speed both outside of their car window and their life.
People that drive the Crossovers are more likely to be average, working-class people with no high ambitions in life. This kind of a car is the most popular one right now as it is both fast and comfortable. The specialists claim that the owners of a car like this are likely to be parents, stay-at-home mothers or nannies. The just married couples usually also choose this kind of cars in order to save some money on a vehicle to pay for the house they just moved into.
Minivan is almost not driven anymore if only by some old-school mothers or a family of ten. This means that if you are a driver of a minivan you probably know all the characters on the Ice Age cartoon as well as the games like Sims, GTA or any other (more modern video games) of today. Probably you are children in such a family and having no money to buy your personal car; you take your parent’s one.
If you chose a Hybrid as your vehicle, you are very financially-conscious and see no reason to waste your money on gas you never used. This also means that you care about the environment you live in and try your best to be a good influence on it.
People working in the construction field or any other profession close to it choose trucks to be their loyal “friends”. Meanwhile, people that are in love with speed prefer sports cars, and they only feel at home in the car on a highway.
In addition, people with very logical and economically smart tastes choose miniature cars. As you see, you can say a lot about a person by just looking at its car. I wonder what one would say about Jay Ohrberg, the creator of the world’s longest car? He definitely was a pro in the field and had an excellent understanding of the business. Way to go, Jay Ohrberg and his world’s most famous car!