When we consider Bugatti car, the primary thing that involves mind is a fashionable, fuel-powered, high-performance car that we play with, in racing games. However, what the general public doesn’t know is that the company’s founder, Ettore Bugatti made an electrical Bugatti car way back in 1931. it had been the “Type 56” car and since then, the corporate has never made an EV, until now.
According to recent reports, the France-based supercar-makers recently launched an electrical “toy” car, the Baby II. it’s primarily for youths, however, as per the reports, adults can drive it too if they need a brief ride in a very car that appears straight outta the 1920s!
The Birth of the “Baby” Cars
Back in 1920, Ettore Bugatti made the company’s first machine, the kind 35. The car won several professional and amateur races over the course of years. Now, fast forward to 1926, on the big day of his youngest son’s birthday, Bugatti developed a half-scale “Type 35”. it absolutely was a present for his son, Roland. which is that the birth of the company’s “Baby” car models, that sold between 1927 until 1936.
The Legacy Continues
So now, to celebrate the company’s 110th birthday, Bugatti unveiled the Baby II which may be a 75 percent scale of the founder’s masterpiece, the “Type 35”. However, unlike the kind 35 that ran on fuel, this “Baby” runs on electric motors powered by a battery.
Now, the Baby II comes in three models — Base, Vitesse, and Pur-Sang. the bottom version of the car comes with a composite body and a 1.4kWh battery that gives 1.3 horsepower when driving in “Novice Mode”. However, the “Expert Mode” increases the number of horsepower to five.8 bhp.
The other two versions, i.e., the Vitesse and also the Pur-Sang, both include a 2.8kWh battery pack and support for the “Bugatti Speed Key” that increases the horsepower of the auto to 13.4 bhp. The difference between the Vitesse and therefore the Pur-Sang is that the Vitesse is formed of carbon fiber and also the Pur-Sang is entirely made from aluminum, which, in step with the corporate, takes 200 hours to usher in to shape.
Coming to the range of the “Baby II” cars, the range will vary from 15 to 31 miles per charge. However, there’s some way to simply remove the battery pack and install a brand new one So, once they run out of charge, users can change the electric battery pack rather than charging the dead battery.
Now, let speak about what quantity you have got to shed to urge these babies, shall we? So, as this is often a special model to celebrate the company’s birthday, Bugatti will only make 500 of those. the bottom model costs €30,000 (~Rs 26,38,830) while the Vitesse and therefore the Pur-Sang include an identification tag of €58,000 (~Rs 51,01,740).
You can check out the “Baby II” models on Bugatti’s official website.