YouTube download / All5! video / Five of the smallest cars in the world. Above is a screenshotofthe 5th ranked car, the Fuldamobil.
The YouTube channel All5 counts down its rankings of the five smallest cars inthe world. Here is a description of each:
Built in 1950 to 1969 by German company Elektromaschinenbau Fulda, which literally translates to Electric Machine Build. This car is extremely rare, with only 123 ever built. Despite the company having the word Electric in their name, the car wasn't electric. It actually had a small petrol engine that produced about 10 horse power. Not particularly much power, but considering its tiny size and that its meant only for small trips around town, its was sufficient. It has a top speed of 50 mph.
4. Autobianchi Bianchina
It is an Italian-made car, and was based upon the original fiat 500. However, it was styled it to look like a coupe rather than the typical hatchback design most micro cars go for. About 275,000 of them were made between 1959 to 1970. Meaning you can easily buy one in good condition online, However be prepared to spend quite a lot of money, these tiny fashion accessories don't come cheap. A good example goes for around $30,000. However, if you're looking for performance you might want to look else where. Its small engine produced about 22 horse power, giving it a top speed of 68 mph.
3) Iso Isetta
You'll probably recognize this car as the BMW bubble car. And while BMW did slap their badge on it, it was actually built by an Italian company called ISO. It was a huge hit in the 50's, becoming the top selling single cylinder car in the world. They shifted over 161,000 units worldwide. Meaning you can buy one these today quite easily. But since it is a classic car now, expect to pay at least $20,000 for a decent one. It had an incredible fuel consumption. It was the first ever car to hit 94 mpg for Europeans or 78 mpg for Americans. But the mileage is offset by a weak engine: producing about 12 hp and a top speed of 53 mph.
2. Commuter Cars Tango
Despite its size, it will do 0-60 in about 3.2 seconds; getting all this power from two electric motors, which produces a ridiculous 3,000 pound feet of torque. its electric so well its cheap to run, it's incredibly fast so you can actually get to where you want to go without holding everyone else up, and its so tiny you can literally park it anywhere. It all sounds pretty amazing but then you get to the price. The tango will set you back about $108,000.
1. Peel P50
Out of all the cars mentioned today, nothing comes close to the size of the Peel P50. This thing isn't just small enough to park anywhere, its small enough to literally pick up and drag inside. At just 54 inches long and 41 inches wide, It holds the Guinness World Record as the smallest production car ever made. It is extremely rare, and finding one for sale is no easy task. Only about 47 were ever sold, and a few years ago one was up for auction and managed to sell for $176,000. Prices for new ones start at $21,000. Its performance figures wont win any races, with a petrol or electric engine producing 3.35 bhp and a top speed of 28 mph. It is very efficient, but you'd haveto be completely insane to ever try and take it on a highway.