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


Peel 50, World's Smallest Car On Display In New York
Last Updated: 2009-06-23T09:31:31+05:30
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The world's smallest car, the Peel 50, debuted 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.

It has one door on the left side and it measures a length of 134 cm and a width of 99 cm. Its weight is 59 kg and it can occupy one adult person and a shopping bag. It has single cylinder 49cc engine and got 100 miles per gallon. It has a single windscreen with one headlight.

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