Yes, and the final drive ratio is ALSO larger than 1 for all cars I've looked at, meaning it only invalidates your statement further.
Why don't you come up with some actual numbers? Let me help you:
Lets assume a rather small wheel size of 50cm. That gives a circumference of 1.57 m.
Lets assume the engine is doing a low 4000rpm, or 240000 rotations per hour.
If this engine was bolted directly to these wheels, the car would be going 376.8 km/h
Most cars are not going 376.8 km/h at 4000 rpm in any of their gears, so apparently the wheels are turning slower than the engine.