If you are a Top Gear fan, then you might have already had some laughs when the show’s co-host, Jeremy Clarkson, has driven the Peel P50 through the BBC offices.
The fun-filled episode clearly brought out what the Peel P50 is really all about: motorized transportation taken to the micro-level.
The car was built in 1960’s and held the record for the world’s smallest car for a while, but a huge drawback was the lack of a reverse gear. Still, after appearing on Top Gear, the small car managed to regain worldwide popularity. As a response, Modern Microcars started making replicas to the Peel P50 and selling them on e-Bay.
And while the old P50 was quite fuel efficient in its own right, the replica was brought into this century, with a new Honda four stroke engine and several other features. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a centrifugal clutch and a conventional chain.
The Peel P50 is just a step up from a motorcycle, just giving you some extra protection from the weather, and should you fancy driving one of these micro-cars, you will have to part with 26.000 USD, which will also bring you a trailer for storing you luggage (not much of it, though).