McLarens, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis are known to be fast cars – supercars to be precise. However, these manufacturers have produced some really slow cars in the past. These include the 1981 Ford Mustang M81 McLaren, the 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta, and the 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P111.
The slowest car to ever have a McLaren badge on it is the 1981 Ford Mustang M81 McLaren. This Mustang gallops from rest to 60 miles per hour in a very slow 9.6 seconds. However, it is one of the rarest cars ever made as only 249 of them were ever made. The 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta wasn’t really a fast Ferrari despite being made as a racing car. It could take a mighty 10 seconds to go from rest to 60 miles per hour. Top Speed adds, “The 166 MM used a 2.0-liter version of the Colombo V-12 that would see use in all of Ferrari’s 12-cylinder models for several decades.”
Urracos were dead slow. The 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P111 went from 0-60mph in a very sluggish 10.1 seconds. The 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P200 went from 0-60mph in a very sluggish 7.1 seconds while the 1974 Lamborghini Urraco P250 went from 0-60mph in a very sluggish 6.8 seconds. Here are the 20 slowest McLarens, Ferraris, And Lamborghinis ever:
1975 LAMBORGHINI URRACO P111 (0-60 MPH 10.1 SECONDS)
Urracos were dead slow. The 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P111 went from 0-60mph in a very sluggish 10.1 seconds. The 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P200 went from 0-60mph in a very sluggish 7.1 seconds while the 1974 Lamborghini Urraco P250 went from 0-60mph in a very sluggish 6.8 seconds. Urraco translates to little bull in Italian.
1949 FERRARI 166 MM TOURING BARCHETTA (0-60 MPH 10.0 SECONDS)
The 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta wasn’t really a fast Ferrari despite being made as a racing car. It could take a mighty 10 seconds to go from rest to 60 miles per hour. Top Speed adds, “The 166 MM used a 2.0-liter version of the Colombo V-12 that would see use in all of Ferrari’s 12-cylinder models for several decades.”
1981 FORD MUSTANG M81 MCLAREN (0-60 MPH 9.6 SECONDS)
The slowest car to ever have a McLaren badge on it is the 1981 Ford Mustang M81 McLaren. This Mustang gallops from rest to 60 miles per hour in a very slow 9.6 seconds. however, it is one of the rarest cars ever made as only 249 of them were ever made.
1982 FERRARI MONDIAL 8 (0-60 MPH 8.7 SECONDS)
The 1982 Ferrari Mondial 8’ 3.0 L Tipo F106B FI V8 engine could only afford the car a 0-60 mile per hour time of 8.7 seconds. This engine was hooked on to a 5-speed manual transmission, and that combination allwed it to have a quarter mile time of 16.9 seconds.
1952 FERRARI 212 VIGNALE COUPE (0-60 MPH 8.2 SECONDS)
8.2 seconds – that’s how long it’d take for the 1952 Ferrari 212 Vignale Coupe to hit 60 miles per hour from standstill. It was powered by a 2.6 L (2562.51 cc) Colombo V12 engine that was attached to a 5-speed manual transmission. Only 82 of these were produced between 1951 and 1952.
1973 FERRARI DINO GTS (0-60 MPH 8.1 SECONDS)
Coming in at number six on the Sports Car International’s list of Top Sports Cars of the 1970s, the incredibly designed 1973 Ferrari Dino GTS could only manage 8.1 seconds from standstill to 60 miles per hour. The transverse, rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car was driven by a Dino V6 engine.
1977 FERRARI 308 GTB (0-60 MPH 8.1 SECONDS)
This V8 mid-engined grand tourer went from zero to 60 miles per hour in a painfully slow time – 8.1 seconds to be exact. Today’s Ford F150 is much faster than that to put it into perspective. It has appeared in several films including in the 1981 movie The Cannonball Run and in the 1984 Transformers animated series.
1964 FERRARI 250 GT LUSSO BERLINETTA (0-60 MPH 8.0 SECONDS)
Lusso means luxury in Italian, and so the 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta means it is larger and more luxurious than the 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta. The 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta wasn’t intended to thrive on the race track, and as such it only managed a slow 8-second 0-60 mile per hour time.
1980 FERRARI 308 DINO GT4 (0-60 MPH 7.7 SECONDS)
Launched at the Paris Motor Show in November 1973, the 1980 Ferrari 308 Dino GT4 could only accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 7.7 seconds, making it one of the slowest Ferraris ever to come out of the supercar’s production line.
Top Speed adds, “The car was designed by Bertone and featured a controversial styling at first, due to its angular lines, like the boomerang shaped air intakes on the sail panels that bordered the rear quarter glass.”
1987 LAMBORGHINI LM002 SUV (0-60 MPH 7.7 SECONDS)
Before the Urus, which we think is a beauty to behold; Lamborghini tried its hand in producing sports utility vehicles with the 1987 Lamborghini LM002 SUV. It did manage to produce 328 units of this slow car, which went from zero to 60 miles per hour in 7.7 seconds.
1966 LAMBORGHINI 400 GT (0-60 MPH 7.5 SECONDS)
The 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds. Compare that to the 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT, which does it in a very slow 7.5 seconds. Oh, how times have changed! This GT was powered by a 3,929 cc V12 engine.
1972 LAMBORGHINI JARAMA 400 GT 2+2 (0-60 MPH 7.2 SECONDS)
Very few people will guess that Lambo produced a car called Jarama. Most of them will only name the Diablo, Countach and Gallardo as the blasts from the past. The 1972 Lamborghini Jarama 400 GT 2+2 was a particularly slow car that managed a 0-60 mile per hour time of a very slow 7.2 seconds.
1962 FERRARI 250 GT (0-60 MPH 7.1 SECONDS)
Ferrari 250 GTOs from this time manage gargantuan figures at the auction. Recently, Forbes reports that one 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for a record-breaking $48.4 Million at the RM/Sotheby’s auctions at Monterey auction. The GTOs managed a 0-60mph time of 6 seconds but the GTs were slower at 7.1 seconds.
1965 LAMBORGHINI 350 GT (0-60 MPH 6.8 SECONDS)
1965 Lamborghini 350 GTs command prices of up to $935,000 at the auction despite being deathly slow. These cars managed to accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 6.8 seconds affording them a spot in the Lamborghini Slowest Cars list. It has a 3,464 cc DOHC 60-degree V-12 engine that produces 280 horses.
1976 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP400 (0-60 MPH 6.8 SECONDS)
The Countach was an incredible classic Lamborghini. Only 150 of the 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400s were made, and they weren’t that fast. They went from rest to 60 miles an hour in a slow 6.8 seconds – the same as the 1965 Lamborghini 350 GT. They’re also very valuable, as one commanded a £953,500 price at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed auction recently.
1969 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA (0-60 MPH 6.5 SECONDS)
“The Lamborghini Espada is a 4-seat grand touring sports coupe built in three series from 1968 to 1978. Designed by Marcello Gandini for Bertone, the car uses a monocoque steel body and a standard front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout,” states Hagerty Insurance. The 1969 Lamborghini Espada goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds.
1968 LAMBORGHINI MIURA (0-60 MPH 6.1 SECONDS)
Driven by a 3929 cc V12 hooked on to a 5-speed manual transmission, the 1968 Lamborghini Miura gallops from rest to 60 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds. That speed though doesn’t matter to us as we think this car is a beauty to look at. It has a naturally aspirated, four IDL40 3C 3-barrel downdraft Weber carburetors fuel system.
1996 MCLAREN F1 LM (0-60 MPH 3.8 SECONDS)
In McLaren terms, the 1996 McLaren F1 LM is one of the slowest cars the car company has ever come up with as it has a zero to 60 mile per hour time of 3.8 seconds. it is power-driven by a 6.1 L BMW S70/2 V12 hooked on to a 6-speed manual transmission.
2008 MERCEDES SLR MCLAREN ROADSTER (0-60 MPH 3.7 SECONDS)
The 2008 Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster is an incredibly beautiful car that will go into the annuls of history as one of the best McLaren classics ever made. It manages a 0-60 mile per hour time of 3.7 seconds, which is one of the slowest times recorded among McLaren cars.
2016 MCLAREN 540C (0-60 MPH 3.4 SECONDS)
Almost all McLarens have a blistering fast time from 0-60 miles per hour. However, one of the slowest McLarens ever made is the 2016 McLaren 540C. The 2016 McLaren 540C goes from rest to 60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds, and it features McLarens popular twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 engine.
Source : thethings.com