D he British car maker Peel can combine two unique facts . He was the only car manufacturer that ever produced cars on the Isle of Man and the Peel P50 is still in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's smallest series car. The tiny Peel was produced between 1962 and 1969. 50 of the P50 were made, and only 45 of the Trident. The retail price at the time was £ 199. Today the few remaining Peel models sell for around £ 100,000. Now the British businessmen Gary Hillman and Faizal Khan want to revive the carmaker, who actually mainly produced boat hulls and motorcycle fairings.
Peel models with electric drive
However, the carmaker is expected to return cook on a low flame. Only 25 models of the Peel P50 and Peel Trident types are planned. The retail price is £ 12,500 plus tax.
The three-wheeled Peel P50 is only 1,372 millimeters long, 1,041 millimeters wide and 1,200 millimeters high. The entire body is made of fiberglass. The total weight should be 60 kilograms. The new Peel P50 is powered by a 300 watt electric motor, which accelerates the P50 to up to 13 km /h. The range with one battery charge should be up to 24 kilometers.
The Peel Trident weighs in at a full 1,829 millimeters in length and 1,067 millimeters in width. The body is also modeled from fiberglass and helps the Trident to weigh 90 kilograms. The electric drive train is identical to that of the Peel P50.
While the P50 has a fixed cabin with a side door and only one central headlight, the Trident has a large, forward-opening cabin door with a glass dome and two main headlights .