Since 1980, Volkswagen in Brazil has sold a low priced compact car called the Gol, named after the Spanish and Portuguese word for ‘goal’, naturally. Two years ago, the company made a one-third scale variant for sub-5-foot ‘little people’ – the VW Mini-Gol.

It’s 2.25 metres long with a 5.5hp engine and a top speed of 27km/h. Aside from adjustments in scale, everything else (seats, dashboard and instrumentation) is identical to the full-sized Gol. So far, only two have been made.

Cute is not the word. Wee is the word.

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