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Old 20th November 2007, 17:53   #1
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Default The Peel Car. And Jeremy in it!



How many of you have heard of the Peel car? Its the smallest car that was ever mass-produced! Some facts:

- It weighed less than 60 kilos!

- Can seat one. And has one door.

- Came with a fittingly puny 49cc engine churning out 4.2 BHP.

- Top speed in the whereabouts of 40 MPH.

- To reverse, you had to literally get out and pick the Peel car up.

- Claimed FE of 100 miles to the gallon.

And now, the ever-entertaining Jeremy Clarkson posts his review on the same : .

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Actually Jeremy said it was the best(or the coolest) car he ever reviewed. took it inside office, where the staff had a blast with it.
He even attended a meeting sitting in the car
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Old 20th November 2007, 18:04   #3
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The video has a shot of a double decker passing the tiny car! Awesome it is!

What a car!

And on turns the left front actually lifts up in the air!!!
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Better then the car is the way JC presented it
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WHOa..that is an amazing video...a must watch...
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whoa tat car was really small....guess tata got his idea from here!!!
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Jeremy is the best! Proven again.

It's interesting to see something of this kind in cars.
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Jeremy presnted it in an excellent way how better can you demonstrate its manouverability and portability than by lifting it and then using it in your office,he even went into the lift in it.Great car you don't even need to find parking just carry it along wherever you go,only if it had a sports version and reverse gear.
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How many of you have heard of the Peel car? Its the smallest car that was ever mass-produced! Some facts:

- It weighed less than 60 kilos!

- Can seat one. And has one door.

- Came with a fittingly puny 49cc engine churning out 4.2 BHP.

- Top speed in the whereabouts of 40 MPH.

- To reverse, you had to literally get out and pick the Peel car up.

- Claimed FE of 100 miles to the gallon.

And now, the ever-entertaining Jeremy Clarkson posts his review on the same : Link to Youtube.
We had discussed the Peel microcar one year and two months ago here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...tml#post291083

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Old 20th November 2007, 19:37   #10
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Awesome presentation of ultimate mobility. Jeremy just rocks!
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Great video, I think India needs some of them.
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Old 20th November 2007, 19:39   #12
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I remember when that episode aired on TV like a month back. I have NEVER laughed so hard watching Top Gear. Amazing.
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oh yeah, one of my favourite topgear episodes, that was. The best scene for me was, BBC news going live and Jeremy driving the car behind the newsreaders
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My best part is the conclusion where he says: " So, here's the future car and it comes from 1963!"
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only if it had a sports version and reverse gear.
Dont know about the sports version.But, the reverse gear from "hamara" auto rickshaw can be included.
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Old 21st November 2007, 03:20   #15
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Clicked this at Jeremy's MPH show recently (not a good picture though) , can't believe how jermey was able to fit his 6ft+ frame into it ???
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