In the early years, cars were naked and anorexic. They grew bigger, fatter, and heavier due to safety and comfort over the years. Now they're losing a lot of weight and shrinking. Despite the safety equipment, heavy cars have more advantages over light cars. Let's take a good look at them.
Heavy cars are brilliant for safety, driving in the snow, and reaching top speeds, but not for handling, acceleration, and braking. The cold hard truth is that hardly anyone cares about those advantages because "bigger is better".
At 4,800kg (10,580lbs), an armoured 1938 Mercedes-Benz 770 Großer Cabriolet W150 is a car that can squish a flatbed wrecker truck like a bug. It is powered by an inline eight engine producing 170kW (225hp). With that unbelievable power-to-weight ratio, it can reach speeds up to a whopping 160km/h (80mph), which is fast at that time. A small fleet of armoured 770 Großer Cabriolets was used by top Ditten Reich officials during World War 2. Oh, don't ask me why they picked cabriolets instead of saloons with an armoured roof.
There is one rule: it has to be a street legal passenger car. It can be armoured.
What car will become BFFs with a Panzerkampfwagen Tiger?