Friday, March 16, 2012

World's smallest car put on display

World's smallest car put on display

The world's smallest car, the Peel 50, debuted on Monday at Ripley's Believe it or Not museum in Times Square, New York.

Designed as a 'city car' for Ripley's by the London-based Peel Engineering Company, the one-seater Peel Trident is battery-operated and travels about 64 km per hour. It weighs about 68 kg and costs nearly $25,000.

The Peel P50 is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest road legal car ever produced.

The Peel Engineering Company made a couple hundred gas-powered versions in the 1960s, but they never really caught on.

The car, which can run about 480 km per charge, has also a handle that drivers can use to pull the vehicle from place to place.

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