The World's Smallest Car and It's Just Too Cool

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  1. jason_els

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    Top Gear is the best car show on TV ever. Pity the bastards here in the US won't carry it.

    This car is just way too cool :drive:. It was produced in, of all places, Man in the 1960s. It's the Peel P50 and you won't believe what you can do with it. The first part of the vid is the meadow-maker Lexus but stick with it because it just gets a whole lot of fun
     
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    There are a lot of top gear episodes on youtube.
     
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    That is hilarious and very cute! I must say that I was also kinda turned on by that guy.:redface::biggrin:
     
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    In the US that wouldn't count as a car at all, with no reverse gear. It would probably be licensed as a motorcycle. The reverse-camber suspension was alarming, and the notorious instability of 3-wheel cars was almost demonstrated on one of the turns, when it briefly turned into a 2-wheel car. The idea of bringing a carbon monoxide generator like that indoors was also alarming.

    And what's with those haircuts?
     
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    I like all of those late 50s to early 60s minicars. Some of the more unusual ones in the U.S. include: Fiat 600, Citroen 2CV, Renault 4CV and Dauphine, BMW Isetta and 600, and Saab 93. My favorite, for no logical reason whatsoever, is the DKW 3=6.
    Dave
     
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    And besides, try to imagine those in an action scene in a Michael Bay movie. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'd hate to see that thing involved in a fender bender with an Escalade.
     
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    As remarked, "My knees are the crumple zones." :eek:
     
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    Umm ... if you have cable/satellite service, check BBC America.:cool:
     
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    I love top gear.. it is a great show.. better than anything we have in the US for car shows..
     
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    Top Gear sucks. Shitty show, biased against anything non-European. The guys don't know how to drive for shit and their commentary is often asinine.
     
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    Utter bollocks. Top Gear rocks! Its a brilliant program and they are absolutely not biased against anything non-european. They have nothing but praise for Mazda and Lexus and Jeremy Clarkson drives a GT40?? How much more non-european can you get?
     
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    good points.

    I still think the show sucks and is horribly biased.
     
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    I love Top Gear and thought last nights show was brilliant... have they got the vid of Richard Hammond racing the plane?!?!

    Richard Hammond is cute... :)

    I'm with you SwimmingLad - it's utter bollocks that this show sucks....! It's great!
     
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    I do love it when people agree with me. It happens so rarely... :rolleyes:
     
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    If you truly love TopGear download it instead of watching it on BBC America. They still cut some of the good content out of it plus they're about a season or 2 behind.

    And yes, the Peel is a cool car.
     
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    as far as the car goes... why not just get a go-kart?
     
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    My guess would be because the UK is a rather rainy place plus you could drive this thing at night.
     
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    I guess. but I'm a fan of roadsters. I drive mine through the rain with the top off sometimes. =)

    Even though I'm only an inch taller than the reviewer, there's no way in hell I'd ever drive that thing. Looks horrifically uncomfortable and unsafe.
     
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    I agree, unfortunately most in the UK love it.

    At one time they did actually review cars, advise people on what to buy and other such things. Now they just do stupid stunts and shit like putting a car and a plane in a drag race, setting fire to a caravan or regurgitating the same old jokes about each presenter.

    A real shame. :frown1:
     
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