That over-30 top speed is only available on the Vantage model, and you won’t be paying 46-grand for that—oh no. The top trim Vantage is closer to $60,000 (£45,000). Also equipped on the Vantage model is a limited-slip differential, the “missile switch” which will allow you to access the full power and top speed along with a second battery pack which gets you the aforementioned 40 miles of range. The lesser, non-Vantage trim is only available with 6.7 hp, a plastic body and an open differential. The range is also sliced in half thanks to the omission of the second battery pack that comes as standard in the Vantage.
The suspension is the same on both trims, however. Just like the actual DB5, the Junior comes equipped with double wishbones at the front and a live axle at the rear. Also matching the original Bond car are the disc brakes at every corner, which will perhaps prevent your child from running over your foot.
Both this car and the Baby Bugatti are made by the Little Car Company, a London-based business with a decidedly niche product line. It’s not clear how or why the founders of the LCC got into the business of making miniature electric replicas of classic sports cars, though business seems to be doing fine. Its Bugatti Baby sold out all of its orders and seeing as my dearest Neville must have a proper runabout to pop down to the shops with, this miniature DB5 will probably do quite good as well with the children of the wealthy.
1,059 of the tiny cars will be made, so if you have $60,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you will likely have an opportunity to order one. Reservations are open on its website as of today. You can also buy up to three, so don’t worry if you want to start a miniature racing series with your wealthy neighbors. That isn’t entirely necessary, though, as LCC say buying one of the cars instantly gains you membership into its club which organizes races for these things at prestigious tracks all over the world.
Must be nice.
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