November 11, 2010
Minature Bugatti T35
Minature Jaguar E-Type
Minature Mercedes 300 SL
Minature Porsche 356
Minature Wiley Jeep
Should we encourage our six-year-olds to want to drive extremely fast and luxury sports cars? According to a Japanese manufacturer we should – the company has launched a line of scaled-down luxury sports cars intended to entice an audience of six years and upwards.
Although the ‘upwards’ may be the operative word here, as like with many ‘grown-up’ gadgets meant for kids, it is the adults who are more thrilled by their children’s new toys than the kids themselves – namely dads I hasten to add.
Joining the line-up of these vehicular works of art, in which the craftsmanship is as pivotal as the originals, are the usual names you would associate with luxury sports cars. Porsche, Jaguar, Bugatti and Mercedes-Benz are included in the range of ingenious miniature reincarnations of sports cars.
Possessing a high-performance 50cc engine, these miniaturized sports cars – like their grown up models – are designed to go fast.
Similar to real life sized super cars, consumers purchasing one of these delightful ‘man’ toys are overwhelmed by a choice of additional interior and decorations to adorn their new luxury miniature super car with even greater opulence. Plush leather seats possessing a refined aroma that leaches affluence and taste, are available as well as an alternative racing car engine that optimizes performance and generates an even faster drive.
Surely no parent on the planet is going to allow their children as young as six to be in control of a machine that is capable of reaching 50 mph? We can only assume the Japanese manufacturers, in creating such a plush line of luxury miniature super cars, may well have generated a regular case of “Dad, can I please have my toy back?”