Back in 1926 Ettore and Jean Bugatti created a half-scale Type 35 for Ettore’s youngest son, Roland. The two built the car for Roland’s fourth birthday and now Bugatti is reviving the Bugatti ‘Baby’ on the company’s 110th birthday.
The new Baby II was shown off at Bugatti’s stand at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Underneath the body of the tiny Bugatti is a rear-wheel-drive battery-powered electric powertrain and removable lithium-ion battery packs.
How fast can the Bugatti Baby II go? In the 1kW ‘child mode,’ it can hit a top speed of 12.4 mph. When the 4kW ‘adult mode’ is activated, it can hit 28 mph. Bugatti even has a ‘Speed Key’ upgrade, like the speed key for the Chiron, which allows power to reach 10 kW.
Inside, the cockpit of the Baby II is fitted with a turned aluminum dashboard, leather seat and a four-spoke steering wheel. On the side are eight-spoke aluminum allow wheels, modern brakes, headlights, and a ‘Macaron’ badge made of 50g of silver.
The Bugatti Baby II is limited to just 500 examples and comes with a price tag of 30,000 euros (plus taxes and delivery), converting to roughly $33,700 USD. That’s more than the MSRP of a 2019 Ford Mustang with the EcoBoost (MSRP $26,395).