At least it's not a million dollars.
The Little Car Company has gone cutting-edge and has set up a new 3D configurator for the Bugatti Baby II.
In case you haven't heard of the Bugatti Baby II, it's the most affordable model equipped with the famous French badge. Basically, this is Power Wheels for the one percent who already have Bugatti Chiron in the garage. Each model also has an Adult Mode, and these cars are engineered to be fun for people of all ages to enjoy.
The Bugatti Baby II is a masterpiece. It's modeled after the famous Type 35 from 1926 and is built in partnership with Bugatti.
Customers can choose between three versions: Base, Vitesse, and Pur Sang.
The Base comes with composite bodywork, a 1.4 kWh battery, a 4 kW Adult Mode, and a 1 kW Novice Mode. The latter drops the top speed to 12.5 mph, but you can reach a lofty 28 mph if you go all out.
Opt for a Vitesse, and you get full carbon fiber bodywork and a 2.8 kWh long-range battery. You get the same modes as the Base, but Bugatti adds a "Speed Key." It does the same job as in a regular full-size Bugatti. The Speed Key unlocks the maximum 10 kW (13.4 horsepower) output.
The top-spec Pur Sang comes with the same features as the Vitesse, but its body is hand-crafted from aluminum instead of carbon fiber. It takes over 200 hours of traditional coachbuilding techniques to create this particular model.
The configurator is 3D, and you can use a nifty AR tool to see what it would look like at 100% scale.
So, at this point, you're probably wondering how much. The quoted prices are in euros, which was 98 cents to the dollar at the time of writing. So roughly the same. The Base goes for $36,000, while the Vitesse comes with a $47,500 sticker price. The hand-crafted Pur Sang will cost you $62,500.
The first selection is the body style. You can go standard, Fender Pack, or Touring. Fender is self-explanatory, while the Touring Pack adds side mirrors and a spare wheel. We don't see why, as a peasant in a 12-volt Jeep wouldn't be able to catch up.
The good news is that everything else is a no-cost option. The Base is only available in French Racing Blue with Black seats. If you opt for the more expensive models, you unlock the Contemporary and Vintage hues with more color options than 90% of the full-size mainstream cars on sale today. It also unlocks 16 interior color options. The interior colors, such as Helle Green and Raphanel Blue, are named after iconic drivers in Bugatti's racing history.
"When you get behind the wheel of an iconic car, such as the Bugatti Baby II, it's made all the much sweeter when you know your purchase has been personalized to your own specific, inimitable taste. And with the launch of our new configurator, the personalization process that we offer our customers has been made even more immersive, detailed and bespoke," said Ben Hedley, CEO of The Little Car Company.
Oddly, the miniature Type 35 is not the most affordable Bugatti you can buy. Costco will sell you Bugatti's first EV for just $920, with a top speed of 18.5 mph.
Sure, you could buy a top-spec Mazda Miata for $50 more than the price of a Base Baby Bugatti II, but that's thinking like a poor person. Bugatti owners don't buy one car instead of another. They tend to purchase vehicles in addition to the 40+ cars they already own.
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