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Test drive tiny car at Canadian Intl. AutoShow

The three-wheeled micro-car weighs just 80 kilograms.


The P50 is a mere 54 inches long, 40 inches wide and weighs in at just 175 pounds, with a top speed of 45 kph. PHOTO:  Ripley's believe It or Not

The P50 is a mere 54 inches long, 40 inches wide and has a top speed of 45 kph. PHOTO: Ripley’s Believe It or Not

TORONTO — Visitors to the Canadian International AutoShow will be able to take a P50 microcar out for a spin.

The vehicle is owned by Ripley’s Believe It or Not and normally kept on display at Ripley’s Odditorium in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Ripley’s says licensed drivers who can fit in the three-wheeled car will be able to drive it for free on an indoor test track.

The P50, custom made for Ripley’s, is 1.4 metres long, one metre wide and weighs about 80 kilograms. It is powered by a four-horsepower electric motor and has a top speed of 45 kilometres an hour.

The original Peel P50s were built in the 1960s on the Isle of Man.

The show runs Feb. 13-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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