Just a few days back, Bugatti introduced the world’s most expensive new production car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Named Bugatti La Voiture Noire, it’s a one-off based on the Chiron and came with a price tag of $12.5 million (before taxes). But guess what? The French supercar-maker has now introduced its cheapest model, which can be yours for the price of a Volkswagen Golf GTI. Meet the incredibly cute Bugatti Baby II, a limited edition all-electric car for kids which has been created to celebrate the manufacturer’s 110th birthday. With a price tag of 30,000 euros (about $33,000), the creation from Bugatti and Junior Classics has been put on display at the carmaker’s stand at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Bugatti Baby II is an homage to the original Baby, which was created by company founder Ettore Bugatti for his youngest son’s fourth birthday in 1926. The model was a half-scale replica of the famous Type 35 race car. It became so popular that Bugatti had to put it into production and around 500 units were built between 1927 to 1936. That’s why Bugatti decided to limit the new Baby II to 500 units, as well. It is based on a scan of Type 35 built for the 1924 French Grand Prix and is a three-fourths scale instead of half and features a 3D-printed frame. It features an electric powertrain putting out about 13 horsepower, which propels the car to a top speed of 20km/h (about 12 mph) in the child mode and 45km/h (about 28 mph) in the adult mode. Production will begin this fall and we expect all of the 500 units to become collector’s item.