The world's smallest car is being resurrected. A group of United Kingdom businessmen are reviving the Peel brand known for making the diminutive P50 and Trident models with a 21st century spin. -Photo Gallery-
The three wheeled Peel P50 measures just 54-inches long and 41-inches wide and holds the title from the Guinness Book of Records as the worlds smallest production car. The P50's first run went from 1962 to 1965.
Available at launch will be the P50 GAS. The miserly 49cc two-stroke gasoline engine making a mower-like 3.35 horsepower returns a claimed 210 mpg.
Two optional electric motors will also be available: the FUN models spin out 1.6 horsepower with 2.5 pound-feet, and the ECO model churns 4 horsepower with 16.8 pound-feet. Both have a 50 mile range.
The GAS and ECO versions are limited to a 28 mph top speed. The FUN model, well, won't come close to that.
Prices start just shy of around $11,000.