Press release5/15/2024

The Bugatti Baby II Type 35 Centenary Edition: honoring an iconic racing legacy

The Bugatti Baby II Type 35 Centenary Edition: honoring an iconic racing legacy

Molsheim

In close collaboration with Bugatti, The Little Car Company has showcased for the first time the exquisite Baby II Type 35 Centenary Edition, a celebratory creation that beautifully commemorates the 100th anniversary of the legendary Bugatti Type 35’s debut at the Grand Prix de Lyon in 1924.

The six Baby II Type 35 Centenary Editions hand-built by The Little Car Company artisans commemorate the 100th anniversary of the iconic Bugatti Type 35's participation in the Lyon Grand Prix in 1924.
The six examples of the Baby II Type 35 Centenary Edition were presented for the first time at Château Saint Jean in Molsheim.
The six bespoke masterpieces that make up the Baby II Type 35 Centenary Edition family are inspired directly by the six original Bugatti Type 35 racecars that left the Molsheim Atelier 100 years ago.
One of the six Baby II Type 35 Centenary Editions, the example with no hand painted number, is a tribute to the original prototype that was kept in reserve by Ettore Bugatti.
The six Baby II Type 35 Centenary Editions feature an aluminum body and are finished with the superb Bleu de Lyon color, reminiscent of the original Type 35.
The six original cars that marked the legendary Type 35 dynamic debut at the 1924 Grand Prix de Lyon were driven with high-performance skill by Leonico Garnier (#21), Jean Chassagne (#7), Pierre de Vizcaya (#18), Meo Costantini (#22) and Ernest Friderich (#13).
In just ten years, the Type 35 secured no fewer than 2,500 victories and podium finishes, becoming the most successful racing car in all categories, a title it still holds 100 years later.
Each model has its own nameplate, on which are inscribed the unique chassis number of each of the original Type 35 cars, the engine power and the inscription ‘1 of 1’.
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The six bespoke masterpieces that make up the Baby II Type 35 Centenary Edition family have each been elegantly crafted and uniquely designed with livery inspired directly by the six Bugatti Type 35 racecars that left a lasting legacy on both the automotive and motorsports worlds 100 years ago.

Hand-built by The Little Car Company artisans at their headquarters in Oxfordshire, UK, the scaled Bugatti models feature aluminum bodies, brass identification plates within the cockpit and a stunning Bleu de Lyon paint scheme reminiscent of the six original Type 35 racecars.

Using the top-of-the-range Pur Sang Bugatti Baby II architecture, the Baby II Type 35 Centenary Edition examples are decorated with a unique chassis number to match each of the original cars, confirmation of the power output and a unique designation of ‘1 of 1’ for each model. In addition, the Baby II Type 35 Centenary Editions are decorated with hand-painted entry numbers on the radiator, hood and boat tail in Blanc.

The body construction of each model, all undertaken by hand, is intricately coupled with exclusive detailing such as lockwire additions and custom louvres to match each original Type 35, further paying homage to Bugatti’s relentless pursuit of excellence on the racetrack.

The legendary Type 35’s dynamic debut at the 1924 Grand Prix de Lyon will forever be remembered, when these remarkable race cars made an instant impact, driven with high-performance skill by Leonico Garnier (#21), Jean Chassagne (#7), Pierre de Vizcaya (#18), Meo Costantini (#22) and Ernest Friderich (#13). A sixth Type 35 – the original prototype – was kept in reserve by Ettore Bugatti.

The Type 35 went on to achieve over 2,500 victories and podium finishes across a 10-year period, becoming the most successful racing car of all time.

A homage to founder Ettore Bugatti’s original design, the Bugatti Baby II is a 75% scale, electrified reimagining of the famous Type 35. The Bugatti Baby II has quickly become a modern-day design icon, representing an acclaimed contemporary tribute to Ettore’s original masterpiece, the Bugatti Baby, built in 1926.

To ensure added authenticity – and as has been the case with previous modern-day Bugatti Baby II creations, The Little Car Company developed the Baby II Type 35 Centenary Edition using a 3D scan of the original 1924 Bugatti Grand Prix car. Powered by an advanced high-performance electric motor, the Baby II Type 35 Centenary Edition encapsulates a modern take on an unforgettable Bugatti classic.

“Each Bugatti Baby II Type 35 Centenary Edition pays homage to the iconic Bugatti Type 35 racecars that shaped automotive and motorsports history,” said Wiebke Ståhl, Managing Director of Bugatti International. “With meticulous attention to detail, these anniversary examples are individually customized, reflecting the very essence of the brand’s historic racing pedigree whilst showcasing an unparalleled level of craftsmanship. They are beautiful one-of-a-kind masterpieces embodying the spirit of the Type 35.”

Ben Hedley, CEO of The Little Car Company, added: “We are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with Bugatti to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Type 35, with the Bugatti Baby II Type 35 Centenary Edition. These limited-edition creations honor the legendary cars that raced at the 1924 Grand Prix de Lyon, marking a pivotal moment in automotive history.”

All six of the Bugatti Baby II Type 35 Centenary Editions have been sold to private collectors across the globe. For more information on the Bugatti Baby II, visit www.bugattibaby.com

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Nicole AugerHead of Communicationsnicole.auger@bugatti.com

Fuel consumption and emissions

  • Bolide: This model is not subject to Directive 1999/94/EC, as type approval has not yet been granted.

    • Centodieci: WLTP fuel consumption, l/100 km: low phase 40.31 / medium phase 22.15 / high phase 17.89 / extra high phase 17.12 / combined 21.47; CO2 emissions combined, g / km: NA; efficiency class: G

    • Chiron: WLTP fuel consumption, l/100 km: low phase 44.56 / medium phase 24.80 / high phase 21.29 / extra high phase 21.57 / combined 25.19; CO2 emissions combined, g/km: 571.64; efficiency class: G

    • Chiron Profilée: WLTP fuel consumption, l/100 km: low phase 44.56 / medium phase 24.80 / high phase 21.29 / extra high phase 21.57 / combined 25.19; CO2 emissions combined, g/km: 571.64; efficiency class: G

      • Chiron Pur Sport: WLTP fuel consumption, l/100 km: low phase 44.56 / medium phase 24.80 / high phase 21.29 / extra high phase 21.57 / combined 25.19; CO2 emissions combined, g/km: 571.64; efficiency class: G

      • Chiron Sport: WLTP fuel consumption, l/100 km: low phase 44.56 / medium phase 24.80 / high phase 21.29 / extra high phase 21.57 / combined 25.19; CO2 emissions combined, g/km: 571.64; efficiency class: G

      • Chiron Super Sport: WLTP fuel consumption, l/100 km: low phase 40.31 / medium phase 22.15 / high phase 17.89 / extra high phase 17.12 / combined 21.47; CO2 emissions combined, g/km: 486.72; efficiency class: G

      • Chiron Super Sport 300+: WLTP fuel consumption, l/100 km: low phase 40.31 / medium phase 22.15 / high phase 17.89 / extra high phase 17.12 / combined 21.47; CO2 emissions combined, g/km: 486.72; efficiency class: G

      • Divo: WLTP fuel consumption, l/100 km: low phase 43,33 / medium phase 22,15 / high phase 17,99 / extra high phase 18,28 / combined 22,32; CO2 emissions combined, g/km: 505,61; efficiency class: G

      • La Voiture Noire: WLTP fuel consumption, l/100 km: low phase 43,33 / medium phase 22,15 / high phase 17,99 / extra high phase 18,28 / combined 22,32; CO2 emissions combined, g/km: 505,61; efficiency class: G

        • W16 Mistral: This model is not subject to Directive 1999/94/EC, as type approval has not yet been granted.

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          The specified fuel consumption and emission data have been determined according to the measurement procedures prescribed by law.

          Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide on the fuel economy, CO2 emissions and power consumption of new passenger car models”, which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at www.dat.de.

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