The $71k Bugatti Baby II is a baggage cart used for transfers at Dubai airport

What a time to be alive, am I right?

Hello and welcome to our daily dose of # first world things. All jokes aside, somebody once said that for most people, buying a car is the second most significant financial commitment of a lifetime (after buying a house), and that's because cars, as a consumer item, are quite expensive (on average). And that's how you end up with the Bugatti Baby II, a $71k baggage car/cart that VIP passengers can use for private transfers at Dubai's Al Maktoum Airport.

The Bugatti Baby II is a three-quarter scale replica of the iconic Bugatti Type 35 pre-war racer. There are three versions available, the Base and Pur Sang models, and the 'range-topping' Vitesse model, which is made from carbon fibre and can be customised at will. As standard, it is painted in Jetex Orange, a special hue developed specifically for this vehicle, and fitted with LED headlights, mudguards, a custom number plate and leather seats.

All three versions are powered by electric units with different power outputs. The Vitesse and Pur Sang versions have a power output of 13.4 bhp and they weigh 230 kg. The top speed is 43 mph but they only take around 6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 kph (37 mph). The Base model only produces 5.4 bhp and has a top speed of 28 mph. All three models are RWD and equipped with hydraulic brakes.

One of the first units that left the factory was made (on request, par for the course) for a Belgian customer who also owns the original Bugatti Type 35, along with the original Bugatti Baby (1926) and a plethora of pre-war Bugattis. Good on them.

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