Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
Only 18 street examples of this authentic competition car were produced, equipped with an atmospheric V8 gas engine, fully handmade, which developed 230 hp (171 kW).
Besides being tremendously coveted among collectors, it adapts perfectly to this list, as it barely reaches 39 inches (99 centimeters).
Aston Martin Bulldog
What do you think about the Aston Martin Bulldog? Did you know about this prototype? Well, we have to tell you that it was going to become a production model, in 1980, as a limited edition of 25 units... until the high production costs changed the bosses' minds. Height? Just 43 inches (1.09 meters).
Of this supercar, one of the most iconic of the 70s, only 456 units were assembled. Equipped with a six-cylinder engine and 277 hp (206 kW) of power, it had a body designed by Giugiaro, which was only 44.8 inches (1.14 meters) high.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a Batmobile made in China? No, according to the Guinness Book of Records, in 2008 it became the lowest car in the world, with just over 18.8 inches (48 centimeters). And the best of all is it hides a real reactor in the back.
If there is one car in the whole world, recognized because of its low height, that is the Ford GT40. In fact, its name refers to the 40 inches (1.01 meters) of total height.
Beyond its famous versions for competition, four times champion in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, there were some street variants. Only 31 copies of the Mark I model were assembled.
Beyond its spectacular and eternal design, the Miura remains in the history thanks to its super low height of only 41 inches (1.05 meters), which allows it to pass without problems below the barriers, but also requires an extra effort for the driver and passenger to access the cabin.
Lancia Stratos Zero Concept
Although we could have chosen a Stratos to use, and this would have been perfectly fine, we preferred to pick this prototype from 1970. The reason? Beyond its 33 inches (84 centimeters) of height, we heard the concept became a big attraction for the employees of the brand, which had fun driving the Lancia under the factory barriers.
McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail
From the latest evolution of the already legendary F1, known as the GTR Longtail, McLaren approved only three street units in 1997.
But beyond the incalculable value of this supercar, it also has a height of only 47 inches (1.20 meters). A figure a little higher than that of other members of this list, which means it requires special care with the upper air nozzle.
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
The street version of one of the great winners of the FIA GT, at the end of the 90s, had a 7.3-liter V12 motor, similar to the one used by the Pagani Zonda, with about 730 hp (544 kW) of power.
Only 26 units were produced, coupes and roadsters, with a practically similar height: 45 inches (1.16 meters).
Porsche 550 Spyder
Developed for competition, this sports car, launched in 1953, had a 1.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine, delivering 110 hp (82 kW). A relatively small number by today's standards, but meaning much more when you know the car weighs only 1,211 pounds (550 kilograms. Height? 38 inches (98 centimeters).
Porsche 911 GT1
When talking about the GT1, we must focus on the street version, known as Straßenversion, of which only 25 units were manufactured, with a biturbo engine with 544 hp (405 kW) of power.
Its height? Just 45 inches (1.14 meters), so there is no toll booth that can catch you.
The reason why we have created this list is the Porsche 917K, which has all the necessary modifications to be able to legally drive on public roads.
In short, it is a true race car, equipped with a 4.9-liter V12 engine, with 630 hp (470 kW) of power. It is only 37 inches (940 millimeters) high and can easily sneak under barriers.
Renault Sport Spider
This funny roadster, developed by Renault Sport, went on sale in 1996. Yes, now it may seem a bit too weird for a brand like Renault, but at that time, the French firm built some crazy projects. Do you remember the Espace F1 concept?
Barely 49 inches (1.25 meters) high, it had a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 150 hp (112 kW), which allowed it to reach 134 mph (215 kph). Of course, be careful with the safety arch when passing under the barrier.
Of course, here at Motor1.com, we are against any type of illegal activity or one that goes against road safety and that may harm other road users. Therefore, we always pay tolls and parking taxes, and we strongly advise you to do the same.
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