Sunday, January 31, 2010

Messerschmitt KR-200

This is a beautiful Messerschmitt KR-200. It had a 191cc Fichtel & Sachs 2-stroke engine, which reached a top speed of 100 km/h. It also had a nice interior, compared to some other microcars.

Corbin Sparrow

This is the 2001 Corbin Sparrow. It is an electric microcar. It is powered by a 13 kw engine which can reach speeds up to 70 mph. That is pretty quick. This modern microcar was in one of the Austin Powers movies. That is quite a big reputation for a microcar !

Peel P50

This is the Peel P50, it is known as the smallest production car ever built. It is powered by a 49cc Zweirad-Union 2-stroke engine. It's top speed is 75 km/h. This tiny car had no reverse gear, so you had to lift it up from the back to make it reverse. It wasn't a problem though, it only weighed 130 lbs.

The Ardex

This is an other extremely rare car, it is called the Ardex. The bodywork was made up of plywood covered with vinyl. That goes to show you how basic the car was !