Buying a Bugatti is no ordinary car buying experience. It’s a highly involved process that reduces potential customers to a select few who will get the chance to take delivery of their new Bugatti at the company’s headquarters in Molsheim, France. It’s an experience “like no other,” according to Bugatti, and the company recently had to hand over eight new models to one customer.
Buying eight Bugatti may seem a bit lewd, but only two are full-size models. The other six are Bugatti Baby II models, a tribute to the original Bugatti Baby from the mid-1920s. The owner, who bought two full-size Bugatti cars, bought one for each of his children, who were flown to France to see the famous spot. Each one is finished in a different color – yellow, red, blue, green, white, and orange.
The six Baby IIs are part of a purchase that also includes two full-size Bugatti models – the Chiron Super Sport 300+ and one of eight Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Editions. The brand-inspired Chiron Super Sport 300+ that breaks the 300-mile-per-hour barrier packs the company’s powerful 8.0-liter W16 engine. Bugatti only makes 30 – and they all have owners.
The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Edition became the fastest car in the world in 2013, reaching 254.05 mph (408.84 kph). The 8.0-liter W16 pumps out 1,183 horsepower (870 kilowatts). This car also comes with an official La Maison Pur Sang certificate which verifies its authenticity.
The Bugatti Baby II doesn’t have that much power, but it’s more than just an oversized toy. The Baby IIs, which are about 75 percent of their original size, can each reach speeds of 42 mph (70 kph) with their electric powertrains. It is available with short-range or long-range batteries that provide a range of up to 31 miles (49 km) while powering the rear wheels.
Each one is custom made and high quality like any other Bugatti product. The tallest Baby II Pur Sang features hand-molded aluminum bodywork that took over 200 hours to make. Bugatti plans to build just 500, and they’re not cheap either.