You can buy your child an electric Bugatti - for R490,000

New Bugatti Baby II is the ultimate accessory for junior petrolheads

13 March 2019 - 20:24 By AFP Relaxnews
Reservations have opened for Bugatti's limited-edition Baby II.
Reservations have opened for Bugatti's limited-edition Baby II.
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Bugatti has announced the smallest member of its line-up: the Baby II.

To celebrate the company's 110th birthday, Bugatti has revived the Baby, a miniature replica of its Type 35 racecar that was originally launched in 1927.

Though the Bugatti Baby II is the smallest model in Bugatti's current profile, it's suitable for both adults and children - despite the original being designed exclusively for youngsters.

In terms of powertrain, the Baby II is a battery electric vehicle (BEV), like the first generation. However, this iteration features removable lithium-ion battery packs, a limited slip differential, regenerative braking and two power modes.

The 1kW child mode has a top speed of 20km/h, while the 4kW adult mode has a top speed of 45km/h, which can be increased by a further 10km/h with an optional upgrade.

Furthermore, kids - and some adults - can ride the Bugatti Baby II in luxurious comfort on a leather seat surrounded by the company's signature aluminum dashboard and steering wheel, as well as custom brand instruments.

The blue exterior, which is optional, has been completed with eight-spoke aluminum alloy wheels that are replicas of the set found on the full-size Type 35.

Like the original Bugatti Baby, only 500 of the Baby II models will be made.

Production is set to begin later this year and reservations for the tiny electric vehicle opened this week.

For €30,000 - roughly R490,000 - you could add the Baby II to your collection.