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Bugatti Baby II pays "small" homage to Type 35

It's like a big Hot Wheels that you can drive!

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If you've always wanted a classic Bugatti but are not a millionaire, don't lose hope! The Bugatti Baby II might be for you.

Here's a bit of a history lesson. Back in 1926, Ettore Bugatti and his son Jean decided to build a half-scale model of the famous Type 35 for Etorre's youngest son, Roland's, birthday. People loved it so much that the scale model went into full production and was sold between 1927 and 1936 as the Bugatti Baby.

Image courtesy of Bugatti and The Little Car Company

Image courtesy of Bugatti and The Little Car Company

Fast forward to 2020, and we have the new Bugatti Baby II. The new Baby is being built by The Little Car Company in partnership with Bugatti to celebrate Bugatti's 110th anniversary.

Only 500 of these babies (heh) will be built, with a small number of build slots allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Baby II will ride on an electric, rear-wheel-drive platform with both short and long-range battery options available which will offer up to about 31 miles of range. While The Little Car Company boasts "authentic Type 35 handling" for the Baby II, the model will also feature regenerative braking, adjustable dampers, and a feature called "Bugatti Speed Key", allowing drivers to reach the blazingly fast top speed of 42 mph. Don't take it on the highway.

Image courtesy of Bugatti and The Little Car Company

Image courtesy of Bugatti and The Little Car Company

The Bugatti Baby II will come in three versions: Base starting at $36,600, Vitesse at $53,000, and Pur Sang at $71,400. The Pur Sang will also come with handmade aluminium bodywork to set it apart from the other two trim levels.

In terms of colors, the Base will come in French Racing Blue with black leather interior, while the Vitesse and Pur Sang trim levels will bring a line of vintage liveries inspired by Bugatti's racing past.

Image courtesy of Bugatti and The Little Car Company

Image courtesy of Bugatti and The Little Car Company

It's not just for show either. Owners of the Bugatti Baby II will receive a membership to the Bugatti Owner’s Club and The Little Car Club, which will give them the chance to drive their itty Bugatti on race tracks around the world.

What do you think of the Baby II? Would you buy one? Let us know in the comments below!

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Comments (6)

  • I wish I could afford this

      1 month ago
  • Can I get one with a real engine not an electric trash can, like say a motorcycle engine

      1 month ago
  • I love these little things- probably be worth a fortune someday.

    I just wrote about this a few months ago- check it out on the Bugatti page or in my profile.

      1 month ago
  • About as intelligent and realistic as Bugatti’s other products.

      1 month ago
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