The smallest car in the world is back on market
British company Peel Engineering has decided to revive mass production of Peel P-50, registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest vehicle in the world. This model was first released in 1961 in amount of 50 vehicles, but after a while manufacture of these mini-cars was stopped. Nowadays collectors sell it for more than €120.000.
But this year its mass production was revived. Peel P-50 body and design remain the same, but its engine had been significantly upgraded: now it is manufactured in two versions: with 4hp gasoline motorcycle engine or with electric motor. Comparing to it Smart Fortwo and Toyota iQ seem giants.
The length of Peel P-50 is only 1.34 meters, which is almost 1 meter shorter than Smart Fortwo. In conjunction with 1 meter width this car is very compact. Peel P-50 is able to make 61 km/h and is designed for one passenger of a medium build without luggage. This three-wheeler has already been licensed by EU as a light vehicle.
The price of Peel P-50 is surprisingly high: it starts from €15.000, but first bunch of 50 vehicles is almost sold out.