When it comes to the world’s smallest cars, we knew that it was the Peel P-50 that was No.1. However, there is a new king in town, and it is simply called the Wind Up – it’s no joke. So let us see how the two compare and just how small the Wind Up is. One person who will not be happy about this is Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson, as he loved the P-50.
The Peel P-50 measures 52.8 inches in length, 39 inches in width and 47.2 inches high. Now lets compare this to the Wind UP, 51 inches, 26 inches wide and 41 inches high. Some might say that the latter is just a toy, and you would not be far from the truth, as it has been made from a child’s coin-operated ride that you see outside stores.
Do not let that confuse you though, as it is a fully working car and is licensed to go on our streets. There is not much to say about this vehicle, but we do know that it has been reinforced with a steel frame and has a quad bike engine. This Postman Pat ride will reach a top speed of 37mph.
Not only has the Peel P-50 been beaten by a Postman’s toy van in size, but also in speed as well. The P-50 can only reach a top speed of 10mph, now this will upset Clarkson, as we all know that he is all about speed – wonder if he will take the new record holder around the BBC offices in London?
Although these cars are cool for the fun factor, we have to understand that they are not very practical. So what about those looking for the world’s smallest production cars that can serve a purpose?
The best looking for us has to be the Lumeneo Smera, which is a French car but does have one pro and con. The pro is that it is electric and the con is that it costs $33,000. You can always rely on the Indian’s to come up with an alternative, and the G-Wiz is proof of that. Those in both India and the UK can get their hands on these small vehicles, but sadly not for those in the U.S.
However, the coolest of them all has to be the Kandi Coco. Not only is it small, but it is a convertible as well. The best part is that when the vehicle was first launched back at the beginning of 2009 it only cost Oklahoma residents $900 thanks to government incentives.
There you have it, a few of the best small cars on the planet, but are they really that practical?