|Manufacturer||Egon Brütsch Fahrzeugbau|
|Body and chassis|
|Layout||Rear-wheel-drive by chain|
|Engine||ILO-Motorenwerke V50 50 cc (3 cu in) Single cylinder 2 stroke|
|Wheelbase||3 ft 4.5 in (1,029 mm)|
|Length||5 ft 9.5 in (1,765 mm)|
|Width||3 ft 0 in (910 mm)|
|Height||3 ft 9.25 in (1,149.3 mm)|
|Kerb weight||1.75 long cwt (89 kg)|
The Mopetta was an egg-shaped, single-seat, three-wheeler, with a single wheel at the front. It had an open roadster type fiberglass body, although at least one car had a detachable, transparent, folding hood. The car used a 50 cc (3 cu in) ILO V50 engine with a pull start and with an integral three-speed gearbox. Top speed was tested at 22 mph (35 km/h), with an average fuel consumption of 111 mpg‑imp (2.5 L/100 km; 92 mpg‑US). Only 14 were built, and each cost £200 (in today's money that's almost £2000), but a bike in that time cost £150. They were the most produced car by Brutsch and only 5 survive. The best one is a small red one with a white stripe and a cheap leather manual adjust roof which only 2 had. The only left over pieces are lights and small body panels such as chrome pieces.
There were negotiations with Opel to distribute the car, but only sales brochures were produced.
A Brütsch Mopetta replica is available, built in the UK with a modern Honda automatic engine.
- Kleinwagen, Small Cars, Petites Voitures, by Benedikt Taschen, 1994
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