A bunch of bespoke, 3/4-scale replicas of the Bugatti Type 35 roadster are now making their way into the hands of collectors across the globe, each with its own fine points of difference. A celebration of its 110th anniversary, the Bugatti Baby II is a tip of the hat to the automaker’s racing heritage and maintains an air of exclusivity with only 500 of them made.
The Bugatti Baby II is a modern-day tribute to both the Type 35 and the half-scale replica Ettore Bugatti built for his son’s birthday in 1926. Like the original Bugatti Baby, the Baby II is all-electric with leather seating and aluminum dash, but is a littler larger to allow both children and adults to jump behind the wheel.
Made in three variants, the base model Bugatti Baby II comes with a fully electric powertrain and two driving modes: Novice which tops out at 20 km/h (12 mph) and 1 kW (1.3 bhp), and Expert which runs up to 45 kph (30mph) and 4 kW (5.4 bhp) of power. The Vitesse and Pur Sang models take things up a notch with an extra mode enabling a 10-kW (13.4-bhp) output and top speed of 70 km/h (42 mph), which can be accessed via the same Speed Key found in the Chiron supercar.