Sunday, November 14, 2010

World's smallest car to go on show in Germany....

World's smallest car the 'Wind Up' built by British constructor 

British constructor Perry Watkins has assembled officially the world's smallest licensed car - and it has a top speed of 60kph.

Child's play: Perry Watkins in the Wind-Up car (Pic: AP)Child's play: Perry Watkins in the Wind-Up car (Pic: AP)
At just 41 inches high, 51 inches long and a seemingly impossible 26 inches wide, the miniscule motor is in danger of being overpowered by other vehicles on the road.
But Mr Watkins has made sure that his 'Wind Up' mini car has enough power to compete with the larger cars, with a top speed of 60kph (37mph).
Inspections: Perry Watkins assesses the world's smallest car (Pic: AFP)Inspections: Perry Watkins assesses the world's smallest car (Pic: AFP)
Though it may not be enough to hold its own on the German autobahns, the car features seat belts and has a few flames licking the side of the car, for added 'cool factor'.
The body comes from a repainted children's ride, while the chassis is borrowed from a Shanghai Shenke quad bike. Meanwhile, the tyres are more regularly seen on Monkey motorcycles.
This isn't the first time that Mr Watkins has devised a strange vehicle, after his 'Flatmobile' was unveiled a couple of years ago. It stood at just 19 inches high and could reach speeds of 100mph. 
The car will be shown off at a motoring show in Essen, Germany, on November 27.

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