To celebrate the 4th birthday of his youngest son Roland, Ettore Bugatti and his elder son Jean decided to build a half-scale, electric version of the Bugatti Type 35 that had been taking the racing world by storm for half a decade. Although originally intended as a one-off, this pint-sized racer was so beguiling that Bugatti ultimately produced roughly 90 of them between 1927 and 1935. They were sold as high-end playthings for the children of wealthy families under the name Bugatti Type 52, but around the Bugatti factory, they were known as Bugatti Babies.
Now, to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Bugatti brand, the company has collaborated with Junior Classics Restoration to release the Bugatti Baby II – a 3D-printed design model that allows adults to get in on the fun.
A ¾ size replica of the original Type 35, The new Bugatti Baby features a lithium-ion battery-powered rear-wheel-drive drivetrain that can propel it up to 27 miles per hour and can be upgraded to produce even more power with a special “Speed Key.” The Bugatti Baby II is limited to 500.