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Peel automobiles is restarting production to manufacture special limited editions of the P50 three-wheeled vehicle for car enthusiasts worldwide.

Alice Chan
  • 20 march 2012

British engineering company, Peel, is bringing back the smallest automobile that has ever hit the roads. Originally manufactured in 1962, the P50 is a 3-wheeled vehicle designed for urban commuters. Both the P50 and its sister model, Trident, hold the world record for the smallest production automobile. Although small, these cars feature a roomy, one-person interior that opens through a swinging top. Peel is now reproducing the electric and petrol versions of the car. The petrol model of the car offers a 49cc engine with a top speed of 40mph and a fuel economy of 118 mpg while the electric alternative can attain the same top speed with a range of 20 miles per battery pack. The P50 and Trident are both made of fiberglass, which results in the car weighing in at under 200 lbs. Peel is only producing a limited number of these special edition fully road-legal petrol & electric cars.

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