When is a compact car not just a compact car? When it’s the size of a shopping cart, powered by a 49cc engine, and gets 83mpg. Continue reading to see more information on the smallest cars in the world: the Peel P50 and Trident.
1. Peel P50
Manufactured in 1962 and 1965, the Peel P50 is a three-wheeled microcar that was featured on Top Gear. It measures 54-inches in length and weighs just 130-pounds. The vehicle is powered by a 43cc DKW engine paired to a 3-speed manual transmission, and has a top speed of 38mph.
2. Peel Trident
The Peel Trident was the second three-wheeled microcar manufactured by the company in the years of 1965-1966. This model measured 72-inches in length and weighs in at 198-pounds. It was touted to achieve 83mpg using the same engine as the one found in Peel’s P50.