To commemorate its 110st anniversary, Bugatti has unveiled their modern interpretation of Type 35. Bugatti Type 35 Baby is the smallest member of the family and thus, called as “Baby II”. Bugatti Type 35 Baby II manages to keep the old charm. Type 35 is a masterpiece from 1926 by Ettore Bugatti. He along with his son Jean built a prototype of a half-scale Type 35 for the youngest member of the family, Ronald. Ronald was about to turn four at that time. It was originally planned as one-off but due to stupendous success and positive feedback, it was decided to put it into limited production.
Hence, only 500 units was planned by Ettore Bugatti and all of them were sold between the year 1927 and 1936. At this point of time, we are not sure how many of them are still around which were meant for kids. However, fans can buy its modern interpretation. Bugatti Type 35 Baby II is arriving with all-electric battery powered powertrain. Just like the original model, it is also rear-wheel drive and comes with regenerative braking and limited-slip differential. Young buyers willing to drive the Bugatti Type 35 Baby II can choose “Child Mode” that offers 1.3hp with limited top speed of 12.4mph.
Even adults can drive it Bugatti Type 35 Baby II using Adult Model. This mode offers 5.4hp and top speed of 28mph. Buyers who are looking for more power can opt for “Speed Key” upgrade that provides 13.4hp with removal of speed limiter. Exterior of Bugatti Type 35 Baby II comes in traditional French Racing Blue hue and sits on eight-spoke aluminum alloy wheels. There are also modern brakes on all corners and powerful headlights that can light up the road. Interior features aluminum dashboard, leather seat, four-spoke steering wheel and custom instruments. Production of Bugatti Type 35 Baby II will begin from this fall and pricing starts from €30,000 in France. Only 500 units will be made and Bugatti is taking reservations.