With the Bugatti Baby II, Millionaire Kids Have Something To Hope For

As a special 110th anniversary gift to itself and its customers, Bugatti revealed the super-cool Bugatti Baby II. It is a small kids’ toy that also honors the past and the birth of the first Bugatti Baby, produced back in 1926.

The new one is, however, a bit more than a toy. Based on top of the design of the Bugatti Type 35 from the 1920s, the Baby II is a modern, three-quarter-size interpretation of the most successful racing car in history. Bugatti needed three weeks to sell all the build slots and allocations for the Baby II, because that is the world we live in. I mean, if you have the Chiron, it is only reasonable to have a $33,000 official Bugatti toy as well. Interestingly enough, the 500 units of the Bugatti Baby II cost almost as much as one Bugatti La Voiture Noire.

All in all, this ghastly expensive toy gave me something to think about - I wonder just what kind of real, cool cars you can buy for the price of one Bugatti Baby II. Here’s the list.

The List Of Real Cars You Can Buy For The Price Of One Bugatti Baby II Toy Car

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan

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Some may find the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan NOT cool, but that is beside the point. I have included it on this list only to prove how exclusive the Bugatti really is. I mean, an officially registered Bugatti toy is more expensive compared to an entry-level Mercedes-Benz. That’s completely nuts.

Unlike the Bugatti Baby II that, in the best case, has access to just over 13 horsepower, the 2019 Mercedes A220 Sedan comes with a two-liter, turbocharged engine with 188 horsepower on tap and a dual-clutch transmission. But sure, no A-Class in the world can replace the exclusivity and charm of the Bugatti toy designed after the most successful racing car in history.

Price: $32,500

Read our full review on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan

Audi A3 Sedan

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Just like the 2019 Mercedes A220 Sedan, the base Audi A3 Sedan undercuts the price of the Bugatti Baby II. Again, this is not exactly a fun car with its base 2.0-liter TFSI that develops 184 horsepower. Again, that is not the point here, though. The point is that the Bugatti Baby II electric car toy is as expensive as this premium car. It is more expensive than the A220 Sedan and the A3 Sedan. Incredible, really. Then again, no kid can drive one of these two. More importantly, who do you think has the bragging rights - one that spent 33 grand for a limited-edition Bugatti toy, or the one who barely reached out to buy an Audi? That’s right!

Price: $32,500

Read our full review on the 2019 Audi A3 Sedan

Nissan 370Z

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Yes, it is old. No, it is not the best in the business, but it is the most powerful, and the fastest car on this list. For the price of the Bugatti Baby II, you can buy a freaking Nissan 370Z with two grand to spare. I don’t know about you, but I’d go for that Nissan in a jiffy. Then again, I am not sure if I could ever line up to buy a Bugatti Baby II even though the official site states that anyone could apply for the build slot.

"The build slots will be allocated on a ’first-come, first-served basis’, so please apply for your build slot by clicking the button below," babybugatti.com states.

Elsewhere, the base Nissan 370Z gets a V-6 with 332 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. That is enough for an acceleration to 60 mph in just over 5 seconds and a top speed of more than 155 mph. No toy can do that. Bugatti or otherwise.

Price: $30,900

Read our full review on the 2019 Nissan 370Z

VW Golf GTIand VW e-Golf

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The Volkswagen Golf GTI is almost six grand cheaper compared to the Bugatti Baby II. Then again, I am willing to bet that it is more fun and more capable. How wouldn’t it be? The Baby II is a freaking toy, after all. While the GTI definitely has its merits, the thing with the Bugatti Baby II isn’t in its capabilities or performance. It is in its character and in what it really represents. The Bugatti Baby II, while extremely expensive, represents the reinterpreting of a dream that once put a smile on kids’ faces. The original Bugatti Baby was so successful that Ettore Bugatti and his son Jean built 500 units from 1926 to 1932.

Interestingly enough, while researching this list, I found out that you could buy an electric e-Golf for less money than you would need to purchase the Baby II.

Price: $27,595
Price: $31,895 (e-Golf)

Read our full review on the VW Golf GTIand VW e-Golf

Subaru WRX

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Even from a distance, you can tell it means business

You can buy the 2019 Subaru WRX Premium for just over $30k. It is a machine with a rich history, a unique propulsion system linked with a symmetrical all-wheel-drive setup, manual transmission, and a 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds. Of course, this is a fun car. Far more impressive than what you’d get with that toy Bugatti is trying to sell you. But I cannot stress enough this enough: the Bugatti Baby II captures something completely different. It is not only a throwback to Ettore’s wish of making his son happy, but to a Bugatti Type 35 that won close to 2,000 races between 1925 to 1931.

Price: $27,495

Read our full review on the 2019 Subaru WRX

Hyundai Veloster N

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Well, I never thought I would use the names Hyundai and Bugatti in the same sentence, but here we are. The Hyundai Veloster N, as one of the best new hot hatches in the world, most certainly feels like an appropriately fun car. Its 260-horsepower engine and impressive suspension setup give it enough grunt to do 60 mph from naught in 5.2 seconds and complete the quarter-mile in 13.9 seconds at 102 mph. That’s neat. The Baby II can’t do that. On the other hand, the Veloster N does not have a plaque made of 50 grams of solid silver like the Bugatti Baby II has.

Price: $27,400

Read our full review on the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N

Incredible Facts About The $33,000 Bugatti Baby II

Here's a List of Cool Cars You Can Get for the Price of the $33,000 Baby Bugatti II
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  • The Bugatti Macaron badge on the Baby II is made from 50 grams of solid silver. It is the same material used for the Bugatti Chiron badge.
  • Bugatti sold all 500 Baby II builds in three weeks after the announcement
  • The Bugatti Baby II available with a limited-slip diff, horn, rearview mirror, handbrake, headlights, regenerative braking, and a remote control system
  • Child Mode limits the power to 1.4 horsepower and 12 mph
  • Adult Mode ups the power to 5.4 horsepower and 28 mph
  • "Speed Key" gives access to 13.4 horsepower and removes the speed limiter
  • More than 18 miles worth of range
  • Weighs more than 500 pounds
  • Available with the composite body, carbon-fiber body, or aluminum body
  • Limited to 500 units

Who Builds the Bugatti Baby II?

Here's a List of Cool Cars You Can Get for the Price of the $33,000 Baby Bugatti II
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Well, it is not a Bugatti. See, Bugatti partnered with The Little Car Company for the production of the limited-edition, battery-powered Bugatti Baby II. The new car, actually, has one advantage. "Unlike the original, which was only suitable for the youngest drivers, the new Baby II can be driven by both adults and children." Rather neat, really.

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