Tiny Cars With Lots Of A-Peel: The P50 and Trident Story

We're all familiar with the wonderful Peel P50, the smallest production car ever made. But, what's the deal with Peel? Turns out, it's an interesting story. The teeny microcar wasn't the first automobile with a Peel badge, nor would it be the last. And, despite being one of the slowest motor vehicles ever, Peel's name… » 11/03/14 2:09pm 11/03/14 2:09pm

This Beautiful Diesel Sportscar Is Coming To America

The absolutely mad(ly awesome) Trident Iceni has been around for a few years now in the United Kingdom, terrifying countrysides and giving owners pleasure with its 6.6-liter truck diesel stuffed under the hood. But that's how it's always been. Europe gets the crazy things, and the US is left out in the non-crazy cold.… » 4/29/14 3:20pm 4/29/14 3:20pm

This 200 MPH Sports Car Runs On BioDiesel

For a daily driver, diesel powered cars are fantastic. They have gobs of usable torque and return excellent fuel mileage. But now, the crazed Brits at Trident have decided to put a gigantic diesel engine in a sports car. And they say it can go 200 MPH. » 8/23/12 9:30am 8/23/12 9:30am

The World's Smallest Cars Are Back On Sale, For Insane Money

Like an adorable, tiny zombie popping out of its tiny, adorable window-box grave, the Peel P50 and Peel Trident are back from the dead. Neither of the tiny, tiny cars has been built since 1966, but a new company, with funding from the BBC's show Dragon's Den, is starting production up once again, as announced earlier… » 5/17/12 4:00pm 5/17/12 4:00pm

Trident micro car is the (most recent) one that got away

Finding affordable microcar projects like this Taylor Dunn Trident that sold on Ebay yesterday is a rare occurrence. Spending time lusting after obscure Ebay finds with regret after they have found a new home is unfortunately anything but a rare occurrence. » 3/20/11 4:00pm 3/20/11 4:00pm

The Military Is Secretly Trucking Hundreds Of Nuclear Warheads Across…

Nondescript 18-wheelers are secretly transporting nearly 1,000 of the U.S. Navy's 100-kiloton W76 nuclear warheads from a submarine base near Seattle to a plant in Texas. Worse news? It's by an agency recently investigated for problems with alcohol abuse. » 11/30/10 3:15pm 11/30/10 3:15pm

So You Want to Buy A Messerschmitt

Microcars are like aged cheese - some people find them absolutely confounding and a little disgusting, and the loonier of us can't get enough. The problem with microcars is they don't really make em like they used to. Oh sure, you've got your Smart FourTwo and your Toyota iQ and your Tata Nano, but those are… » 2/14/08 10:30am 2/14/08 10:30am

More Fast Oil-Burners: The Trident Iceni Headed to Monaco on Single…

A slithery GT coupe powered by GM's 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel? What's next, a Navistar-powered TVR? A Cummins 610 Turbo Morgan? Not so fast — the Trident Iceni is for real. And with 375 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque, it can get up and go from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and top out at 170 mph. The company's taking… » 4/16/07 12:15pm 4/16/07 12:15pm