Bugatti Celebrates Its 110th Anniversary With the Baby II
In 1926 Ettore Bugatti and his son built a half-scale type 35 for his fourth birthday. Now, on the occasion of the company’s 110th birthday, bugatti and junior classics are reviving the idea of the Bugatti ‘Baby’.
The Bugatti ‘Baby,’ a miniature version of the famous Bugatti Type 35 was never meant to be an official Bugatti vehicle; it was meant to be a just a gift for Ettore Bugatti’s youngest son, Roland. Surprisingly, the feedback from customers visiting Molsheim had been so positive that it went into production and was sold between 1927 and 1936. Back then, only 500 of the ‘Baby’ model were made, until now.
For Bugatti’s 110th anniversary are reintroducing the smallest of the Bugatti family into a new version: The Baby II. A contemporary tribute to Ettore’s masterpiece, the Baby II will be a strictly limited run, just like the original: only 500 cars will be built. Unlike the original, which was only suitable for the youngest drivers, the Baby II is a three-quarters-size replica of the Bugatti Type 35 so it can be driven by both adults and children. The Baby II will allow automobile enthusiasts from across generations to share the love of driving and of the classic marque of Bugatti.
Launching almost a century after its predecessor, the Baby II has been created using the latest technology, but with the utmost respect for Bugatti’s automotive heritage. Hand-built, the car was designed with the aid of a precise digital scan of an original Type 35, built for the 1924 French Grand Prix in Lyon.
Just like the original Baby, the Baby II has a rear-wheel-drive battery-powered electric powertrain. Unlike its predecessor, the Baby II features removable lithium-ion battery packs, a limited slip differential and even regenerative braking.The exterior of the car is painted in traditional French Racing Blue, although buyers will be able to order in a range of alternative colours. Finally, powerful headlights light the way ahead for drivers young and old, whether you’re exploring new landscapes or lapping the local karting track.
Despite being the smallest member of the Bugatti family, the Baby II has a lot in common with its bigger brothers. Proudly displayed on the nose of the car is Bugatti’s famous ‘Macaron’ badge, made of 50g of solid silver, just like the Chiron. Each car comes with a limited-edition numbered plaque and cars ordered in 2019 will also incorporate a badge to commemorate Bugatti’s 110th anniversary.
To reserve build slots for the Bugatti Baby II, email firstname.lastname@example.org.