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Sunday, May 7, 2023

Here's 5 Good cars with Bad performance ever

TOP 5 In today's modern era of automotive manufacturers compete to create a vehicle that combines an aggressive design and a powerful engine performance. It is intended to meet the desire of consumers to have a prestigious vehicle. However, did you know the world's top automotive manufacturers also had to make a car with sleek design but its performance on the asphalt, which was mediocre.
Can anyone guess what car is this? (Picture from: Driving.co.uk)
The cars are deliberately created for everyday use which does not necessarily require fierce performance. The manufacturer with the aim of creating a car show the style but do not rule out the economic side. Therefore, these cars can be called as a toothless tiger because their performance is not really wild when on the road.

1. Fiat 500 'Cinquecento'
Fiat 500
known also as the Italian national car as well as the VW Beetle from Germany. Fiat rose to be one of the leading automotive manufacturers after World War II ended by launched this
small car affordable for every body named Fiat 500, known by Italian as Fiat Cinquecento.
1950 Fiat 500 'Cinquecento'. (Picture from: IdnTimes)
Dante Giacosa as the car designers created the Fiat 500 for daily rides but with has an iconic design. Alluding to the performance, the first edition of the Fiat 500 powered engine with an output of only 18 hp which was considered quite agile in acceleration.

Uniquely, until now this Fiat Cinquecento is still on the production line of this Italian manufacturer and is consistent with performance which tends to be the same as what has been produced before. In our opinion, that's normal, due to such this cutie figure like this doesn't need to be driven at high speed.

2. Citroën DS
French car was entered into the row of 'toothless tiger' was Citroën DS creates more priority to the driving comfort rather than speed. Even so this car has a very aerodynamic bodywork design.
The Citroën DS is designed by the French designers named Flaminio Bertoni and André Lefèbvre
1955 Citroën DS. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
It launched first in 1955 and succeed shocked the world with hydropneumatic suspension system which is becoming a sophisticated technology that moment in supporting comfort. The Citroën DS's drive system is front wheel drive similar to the Citroën Traction Avant by utilizing a three-bearing 1,911 cc four-cylinder engine coupled with transmission system mounted longitudinally in front.

Though, it is considered to have bad performance, it turns out that the Citroën DS car was produced over a long period of time from 1955 to 1975, not only that, it was once used as the French presidential car during 1960s, when Charles de Gaulle was roled as the president of this country.

3. VW Karmann-Ghia
This is the slowest sports cars in the world. How not,
Volkswagen built this car based on the Beetle. As the name implied, the Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia was designed by Luigi Serge of Carrozzeria Ghia and manufactured by a German coachbuider Wilhelm Karmann ranging of the 1955 to 1974.
1955 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
Due to this car was designed by a design house from Italy, no wonder if it has a beautiful body design adapting the VW Beetle platform, but unfortunately the engine is only capable of spitting out power of around 36 hp, besides that the body is also 68 kg heavier than the VW Beetle.

Though it considered heavy, coupled with bad performance number, and only armed with the beauty of the Italian design, the fact, the VW Karmann-Ghia very popular, and is proven that during its production period from 1955 to 1975, the German manufacturer managed to produce 362,601 units of the coupe variant and 80,881 units of the convertible variant.

4. Lincoln Continental
The Ford's subsdiary brand, Lincoln created the Lincoln Continental during the 1960s, and has a design that is quite modern at the time. Although
. this premium sedan supported big block V8 engine with a capacity of 7.0 to 7.6 liters, in fact does not make the Continental has a good performance while running on the asphalt. 
1963 Lincoln Continental. (Picture from: WikiMedia)
The reason, the body of the third-generation Lincoln Continental is quite large. At the time it was billed as the first all-new unibody design since World War II, this generation of Continental was one of the largest sedans ever built by the Ford Motor Company (or any American automaker).

As the result, its weighs more than 2,268 kilograms. Therefore, do not expect much this car drove fast wherever the wearer like a modern regular car because many considered it as one of the cars that is difficult to drive because of its size and weight.

5. Mercedes-Benz Typ 300D W123
As well know this three-pointed star logoed car model is powered by a powerfull diesel engines, the Mercedes-Benz Typ 300D W123 is known for its durability. But in terms of performance, the mentioned diesel engine pinned inside of the Mercedes-Benz Typ 300D can not be much expected
, due to it spewed only 115 hp.
1976 Mercedes Benz Typ 300D W123. (Picture from: WikiMedia)
Besides that, many also assess the weakness of this W123 model is its exterior. When compared to the old W114, the model looks less classic and exotic and more like an old car. This is mainly due to the flat headlights.
Although, it considered out of expectations, Mercedes-Benz as the manufacturer of the 300D had created such an elegant design with the best design and quality. This car is ideal for anyone looking for style as it has a two-door pillarless design. *** [EKA [11032016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HOTCARS | JALOPNIK | OTOBLITZ | CLASSICCARS4SALE | WIKIPEDIA | TOPSPEED | DRIVING.CO.UK ]
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