Bugatti unveils Baby II, a €30K EV with 3D printed Type 35 body

3ders.org | 3/12/2019 | Staff
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For its 110th birthday, French car manufacturer Bugatti is digging up the Bugatti Type 35, the company's famous racing car also called the Bugatti Baby, and giving it a modern makeover.

In 1926 Ettore Bugatti and his son Jean decided to build a half-scale Type 35 for Ettore’s youngest son, Roland, on the occasion of his fourth birthday. The car became so popular that the Bugatti Baby became one of the first limited edition miniature cars in history. To celebrate the company’s 110th anniversary Bugatti revealed a 3D printed design model at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show on Monday. Unlike the original, which was only suitable for the youngest drivers, the baby II is an electric 3/4-scale tribute to the type 35, so adults can drive it too.

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The Baby II features a rear-wheel-drive battery-powered electric powertrain with removable lithium-ion battery packs. It has regenerative braking, and there's even a limited-slip rear end. The standard Baby II has two different power modes, 1kW 'child mode' with a top speed of 20km/h (about 12 mph), and a 4kW 'adult mode' that reaches a top speed of 45km/h (about 28 mph). Similar...
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