Bugatti has announced the completion of the design and testing phase of its 110th birthday present to itself: The Baby II.
The 75% scaled-down Type 35 Baby II has gone into series production and clients will be soon be taking delivery of the very first cars.
Developed in partnership with The Little Car Company, the Bugatti Baby II has been described by those who have had the opportunity to drive it as “more of an unruly teenager than a Baby”.
BUGATTI BABY II: AS YOU LIKE IT
The Baby II is available in three versions. The base model features a composite body and a 1.4kWh battery pack, while the Vitesse model utilises a carbon fibre body, a 2.8kWh battery pack and an upgraded powertrain including a Speed Key like it’s big brother, the Bugatti Chiron.
Meanwhile, the Pur Sang model, targeted at collectors, offers the same powertrain as the Vitesse but utilises beautiful, hand-formed aluminium bodywork.
Using the same traditional coachbuilding techniques as the original Bugatti Type 35, each aluminium body takes more than two hundred hours of skilled craftsmanship to create.
BUGATTI PERFORMANCE, MINIATURISED
All versions of the Bugatti Baby II have a limited slip differential, high performance hydraulic brakes and selectable driving modes.
The Base model comes with two modes: Novice, which is limited to 20km/h and 1.3bhp of power, and Expert, which is limited to 45km/h and 5.4bhp of power.
The Vitesse and Pur Sang versions include the Novice and Expert driving modes, but also offer extra performance from an upgraded powertrain, unlocked by the Bugatti Speed Key.
This enables you to deploy up to 13.4bhp and with an all up weight of just 230kg, the Vitesse and Pur Sang Bugatti Baby II will try and spin their rear Michelin tyres from standstill, on the way to a 70km/h top speed.
Depending on the weight of the driver, the zero to 60km/h sprint is dispatched in just six seconds.
FOR ENTHUSIASTS OLD AND NEW
Other features which will appeal to enthusiasts include faithful working replicas of the original Type 35’s instruments, with some adaption for modernity.
The scale replica of the famous four spoke steering wheel now has a quick release to make access to the cockpit easier. Adjustable pedals are machined from a solid aluminium billet and proudly display Bugatti’s famous “EB” logo.
The fuel pump handle has also been exactly reproduced, but now serves as the forward, neutral and reverse selector on the Bugatti Baby II.
Bugatti also celebrated its 110th birthday with the special edition 100 Ans Bugatti. Read about it here!