Friday, May 31, 2024

Bugatti starts production of Baby Bugatti II designed for ages 14 and above

After being presented at the Geneva International Motor Show last year, the Bugatti Baby II has now been unveiled as a production model. The model, designed as a tribute to the Bugatti Baby (toy) of the mid-20s of the last century, is a 75% scale replica of the race-winning Type 35 that blurs the line between a car and a toy.

According to the brand, it is ideal for ages fourteen and above, and it should be remembered that it is an electric vehicle. While the original Bugatti Baby was much smaller than this, since it was a 50% scale version of the Type 35, so it was indicated for children up to 8 years old.

It is a 75% scale replica of the race-winning Type.
It is a 75% scale replica of the race-winning Type. Credit: Bugatti

Only 500 copies of the Bugatti Baby II have been announced, although it will be available in three versions. The basic model is made of composite materials and has an electric motor powered by a 1.4 kWh battery pack. In addition, the model will offer two driving modes: Novice, which is limited to 20 km/h (12mph) and 1kW (1.3bhp) of power, and Expert, which is limited to 45 km/h (30mph) and 4kW (5.4bhp) of power.

The more expensive Vitesse model comes with a full carbon fiber body, a 2.8kWh battery pack, and an upgraded powertrain, unlocked by the legendary Bugatti Speed Key. This enables you to deploy up to 10kW (13.4 bhp). With an all-up weight of just 230kg, the Vitesse can reach 70 km/h (42mph) top speed. Depending on the weight of the driver, 0-60 km/h is dispatched in just six seconds.

Baby Bugatti II stirring.
Baby Bugatti II stirring. Credit: Bugatti

The top of the range is called the Pur Sang model and offers the same engine as the Vitesse. Its body is made by hand, from aluminum, in a process that, according to the French brand, requires more than 200 hours of work.

The Base model can achieve 25 km (15.5 miles) of range on a single charge, while the Vitesse & Pur Sang models can cover twice the distance, that is, up to 50 km (31 miles). The replaceable battery packs can be swapped out in a matter of seconds, so the fun can continue.

If we talk about the prices of the new Bugatti Baby II, the Base model starts at €30,000 (about $34,800), while the Vitesse has a starting price tag of €43,500 ($50,500). And, finally, 58,500 euros for the Pur Sang variant, with an aluminum body.