As a hypothetical case, TwitCo Industries is developing a new car for the U.S. market. This car is designed for basic, no-frills, urban transport at minimal expense. This is a very small car with a very small engine. Obviously there will be minimum safety and environmental requirements to be met but are there any legally required minimum performance requirements? Something along the lines of zero to 100 KPH in under thirty seconds? Minimum top speed of 120 KPH? I’m sure there would have to be a maximum allowable braking distance from highway speed but what would it be?
Just wondering about what the facts of the matter might be.