"Wind up!" - the smallest car in the world
One of the greatest problems of modernmegalopolis are many-meter corks. People buying a car want to become more mobile, move freely from one place to another and not depend on public transport, but because of the presence on the streets of a huge number of cars creating multi-meter jams, it becomes impossible. One of the reasons for the traffic jams can become parking cars, so today it is much more convenient to have a shiny machine of small dimensions.
The smallest serial cars
European machines, unlike the American oneshave always been more elegant. Perhaps this is a consequence of the fact that the streets of Strictly Light are less wide, and the larger dimensions of cars will create inconvenience when parking and generally when driving through the streets of cities. As early as 1962, the smallest car in the world was produced in the UK - it's Pill P50. It had a length of 134 cm, a height of 120 cm and a 99-centimeter width. I hung this miracle car only 59 kg. He had 3 wheels, one door, one headlight and one windshield wiper. A total of 59 such cars were produced. This car was intended only for one passenger and a small baggage with the size of a suitcase. To date, the Peel P50 is the smallest car in the world, produced serially. In the 60s of the last century it was possible to buy it for 199 pounds sterling. However, today these cars, and there are only about two dozen of them, are considered a rarity, and their cost at the auction ranges from 30-50 thousand pounds.
List of the smallest serial cars
In addition to the English Peel Engineering Company, othersworld car manufacturers also began to produce mass-produced mobile cars. Today, the top-ten of the smallest cars in the world has the following appearance:
- Peel P50;
- Mitsuoka MC-1;
- Mercedes SMART ForTwo;
- Suzuki Twin;
- Fiat Seicento;
- Citroen C1;
- Chevrolet Spark;
- Peugeot 107;
- Toyota iQ;
- Aston Martin Cygnet.
These compact cars are very convenient for driving in large megacities. By the way, the first two in the list are meant for one passenger, all the rest for two.
The smallest non-production car
Considering the photo Peel P50 is impossibleimagine that in the world there is a car designed for adults, which would be smaller in size than this English car. However, this is possible. The smallest car in the world - "Wind Up!", Which translates from English as "clockwork", was invented by an English designer, or rather inventor Perry Watkins. Its dimensions are simply amazing: the length is 129 and a half centimeters, the width is 66 cm, the height is only 99 centimeters. He has everything necessary to ensure that during the inspection there were no problems. There are lights, mirrors, wipers, - everything is arranged here, as should be the case with an ordinary car that is allowed to operate on a public road. "Wind up!" is designed for one person - the driver, but it's hard to judge about his comfort in such a tight environment, but judging by the smiling Watkins in the photo, he likes to be in the booth of his unique brainchild, which is included in the famous book of records of Arthur Guinness as the most unusual and smallest the car in the world.