WEB DESK: What would the world’s smallest car be like?
The PEEL P50 – a car without a reverse gear- is a three-wheeler micro car originally manufactured from 1962 to 1965 by the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man and sold in just £199.
It was listed in the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest production car ever made.
At 54 inches long and 39 inches wide and with an unloaded weight of 59 kilograms, the P50 holds the record as the smallest car ever to go into production.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION:
The P50 used a 49 cc (3.0 cu in) DKW engine which gave it a top speed of around 60 km/h (37 mph), and was equipped with a three-speed manual transmission. Consequently, turning into a confined area could be achieved only by pushing, or lifting the car using the handle on the rear and physically pulling it round. Or it will roll as spinning top.
The makers and users claim fuel consumption of 100 mile per gallon (2.8 L/100 km).
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