Photo: Courtesy Peel Engineering
Some of you may think that the Mini Cooper, Scion iQ, or Smart is the smallest car in the world.But you’d be way off.
Made in a factory on the Isle of Mann, the diminutive Peel P50 is the tiniest car on the road today.
A cult classic, the Peel was a relative unknown until British motoring show Top Gear brought it into the mainstream with a hilarious adventure in 2007.
Since then, interest in the Peel has grown exponentially. In fact, so much interest has developed that earlier this year it was announced that the P50 would be re-entering production.
But what else is there to know about this little ride?
The resurgence in popularity led Peel to began to build the P50 once again, and the car currently has very limited availability.
The three-wheeled P50 can actually go 40 MPH but it probably feels incredibly fast. The P50 doesn't have a reverse gear, but it is light enough to be picked up by a handle and turned around.
Even though the Peel only has three wheels, it has perfect weight distribution between the front and rear.
It isn't what you'd call powerful. The P50 has a whopping 3.4 horsepower. Thankfully it only weighs 130 pounds.
Every single Peel is handbuilt, as they have been for 50 years. It must be easier to build a Peel by hand than a Rolls Royce.
Standard equipment includes an electric windshield wiper, windshield washer, and one leather seat. Luxury!
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