About the Compact Pussycat
The Compact Pussycat is the number 5 car. It is equipped like a beauty salon with automatic personal grooming facilities that would sometimes backfire on other racers, such as shampoo foam hitting their faces. It was also equipped with an ejector seat for unwanted passengers, like Dick Dastardly.
Unlike the other cars, the Compact Pussycat is rarely attacked, damaged, or crashed, even when Penelope uses it for somewhat unorthodox methods, twice using the engine to cook something, popcorn and a roast chicken.