Thanks to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, visitors to the 2019 edition of the Dubai International Motor Show got a chance to see the smallest assembly-line manufactured road legal car in the world, the electric powered Peel Trident.
The Peel Trident will be displayed as a permanent display at the Global Village in Dubai for its 24th season as part of a brand new Ripley’s Believe It or Not attraction which will be open to the public this week.
At the show, members of the public had a chance to participate in a quiz competition, and the winners got the golden chance to drive the world’s smallest car around a dedicated track. Those who had the chance absolutely enjoyed the chance to take the smallest motorable car in the world for a spin.
Initially produced from 1965 to 1966, the Peel Trident is one of the two smallest ever assembly-line manufactured road legal cars. Both these cars were made by the Peel Engineering Company. The car which is made in Britain weighs in at only 80kg and can attain a top speed of 40 kph. It is powered by a four horse-power electric motor. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Peel Trident model is custom-made and is considered to be the ‘sports model’. It has two forward speeds, one reverse gear, and has enough space to accommodate a 6’6″ driver. It is small enough to fit inside a regulation size elevator.
The Peel Trident will be showcased in Global Village’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Edutainment attraction alongside other attractions like the only intricately carved wooden Ferrari replica in the world which can be driven on water, an actual piece of the original Berlin Wall, a huge Megalodon shark jaw, a large iron Gibeon meteorite from thousands of years ago, in addition to other fascinating artifacts and exhibits.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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