The first customer examples of the most affordable Bugatti ever have been delivered.
With its seven-figure price tag and a limited production run, the Bugatti Chiron is out of reach for most mere mortals. This Bugatti, on the other hand, is much more affordable. To celebrate its 110th anniversary back in 2019, Bugatti revealed the Baby II, a toy car based on the iconic Bugatti Type 35 racer developed by the Little Car Company. The idea stems from 1926, when Ettore Bugatti and his son Jean built a half-scale replica of the famous racer for Ettore's son Roland's fourth birthday. Nicknamed the Bugatti Baby, 500 examples were built between 1927 and 1936.
While it's aimed at kids, the Baby II is big enough for adults to toy around with. Like the original, only 500 examples will be built, each with bespoke specifications. Since the Baby II was revealed in 2019, the first customer examples have been delivered.
One of the first Bugatti Baby IIs was delivered in Dubai to a long-time Bugatti customer who operates a private jet terminal in the UAE. Finished in a bespoke Jetex Orange, it will be used to transport passengers to VIP sections of the airport. It also features a 2.8 kWh battery pack, an upgraded powertrain, and LED headlights.
Another example was delivered in Belgium to a collector who also owns an original Baby, a Type 35 A, and several pre-war Bugatti cars. Finished in Nocturne Black with a Terre D'or leather interior, this example matches the customer's original Type 35. Available only in rear-wheel drive, every Baby II has an electric powertrain, high performance hydraulic brakes, and selectable driving modes.
Novice is limited to 12 mph and 1.3 hp, while Expert is limited to 30 mph and 5.4 hp. Just like the Chiron, a Speed Key unlocks more performance in the Vitesse and Pur Sang models, which have up to 13.4 hp and a top speed of 42 mph.
"We are thrilled to that customers are taking delivery of these extraordinary little cars. The Bugatti Baby II is truly a contemporary tribute to Ettore Bugatti's original masterpiece, and we are very proud to see these arrive with their owners," Ben Hedley, CEO of The Little Car Company. "Each and every Bugatti Baby II has been built to the client's exact specifications, so each vehicle leaving our workshop is genuinely one-of-a-kind. We can't wait to see these vehicles cherished for years to come and hope to have inspired a new generation of young Bugatti enthusiasts." Pricing for the Baby II starts at around $33,000, but every example has been sold.