Someone was crazy enough to fit a jet engine on a Peel Trident and then he went at the drag strips.

Someone was crazy enough to fit a jet engine on a Peel Trident and then he went at the drag strips.

One of the smallest cars in the world has become substantially faster after getting a jet engine transplant. The fastest Peel in the world headed to drag races where it completed the quarter mile in 23.3 seconds at 78.42 mph (126.2 km/h) which isn't impressive at all by today's standards but for a car of this size it's a notable result.

Relaunched in 2010, the two-seater three-wheeler Peel Trident is available from £12,999 / $21,530 and comes with a tiny 49cc engine generating just 3.35 bhp (2.5 kW), enough for a top speed of 28 mph (45 km/h). There's also an electric version with a 1.5 kW motor providing just about the same top speed and a maximum range of 15 miles (24 km).

The 160 kg Peel Trident is 1829mm long, 1067mm wide and it's fully road legal in Europe (including UK) and United States. It can also be custom-built to meet road legal status requirements in other countries.

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