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Published : 2010-11-12 10:36
Updated : 2010-11-12 10:36

Perry Watkins, a British architect, has unveiled the world’s smallest car, at 104 centimeters high, 130 centimeters long and 66 centimeters wide, the British Metro reported Wednesday.

The Guinness Book of World Records has certified the mini car “Wind Up” as the world’s smallest car. Moreover, his car has officially been licensed to drive on public streets as its top speed is 60km/h. 

British constructor Perry Watkins sits in his “Wind Up” mini car on a street in Essen, Germany, Monday. (AP-Yonhap News)

The car has child’s seat with seatbelts attached, chassis borrowed from a Shanghai Shenke 150cc automatic quad bike, tires and wheels from Honda’s Monkey motorcycle.

“Wind Up” is not Watkins’ first creation. He devised a vehicle called the “Flatmobile,” the shortest vehicle in the world at only 48 centimeters high. Its speed can even reach 160 km/h. 

British constructor Perry Watkins drives in his “Wind Up” mini car on a street in Essen, Germany, Monday. (AP-Yonhap News)

British Perry Watkins, left, drives in his “Fast Food,” a driving restaurant table, on a street in Essen, Germany, on Monday. (AP-Yonhap News)

The world’s smallest automobile is slated to be displayed in the upcoming motor show in Essen, Germany, on Nov. 27, the British Metro reported.

By Ryu Jeong-hyun (mutalisk3000@nate.com)

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