Recently the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller has been riding pavement again, albeit as a velomobile. Now, Messerschmitt Werk has revived the classic KR microcar, launching both gas and electric variants of an ultralight three-wheel roadster.
When it comes to weird little old cars, the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller was one of the delightfully weirdest. Five years ago, we heard about a new pedal-electric version of the vehicle, known as the Veloschmitt. Although that model is no longer available, its successor has now entered production.
One of the classic microcars, the Messerschmitt KR200 continues to have a following half a century later, so much so that a pair of designers have developed a unique tribute. The Veloschmitt is Messerschmitt-influenced pedelec velomobile.