Bugatti will present exclusive electric cars for childrenJuly 25, 2020
The French automaker plans to begin production of a scaled-down version of the iconic Type 35 from the mid-1920s. The cars will be designed for children. A total of 500 copies will be released.
Approximately 16 months after its introduction as a concept car, Bugatti begins series production of the Baby II. And if this is your first time hearing about a new French brand car, don’t worry – you haven’t missed the presentation of the new hypercar. As the name suggests, the Baby II is a small car designed for kids.
Designed as an homage to the original Type 35 from the mid-1920s, the company’s new design is 75 percent scaled to the original and should be comfortable for children ages 14 and up.
Only 500 copies of the Baby II will be built, and the novelty will be available in three versions. The base model is made of composite materials and has a 1.4 kW battery and two driving modes – for beginners, (1.3 hp, the maximum speed cannot be more than 20 km / h), as well as Expert, which can reach speeds of up to 45 km / h and has a power of 5.4 hp.
The more expensive version of the Vitesse comes with a full carbon body, a 2.8 kWh battery and an upgraded powertrain. The maximum engine power is 13.4 hp, which is more than enough for a top speed of 70 km / h. The more expensive version of the Pur Sang is equipped with the same engine as the Vitesse version, but it is “hidden” under a hand-assembled aluminum body, which takes more than two hundred hours to assemble.
Most of the design features of the Baby II are exact replicas of the original Type 35. Interestingly, the fuel pressure gauge now shows the battery capacity, while the oil level gauge displays the power used by the driver.
As mentioned above, Bugatti will only release 500 Baby IIs. The basic version of the model will be priced at 30,000 euros, while the Vitesse has a starting price tag of 43,500 euros. The most expensive model Pur Sang will cost you 58,500 euros
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