Kids love to play with toy cars, and we’ve all been there. There is a little car enthusiast inside of us that wants to play with cars and we never outgrow that stage. Considering most of us grow up and still want to play with cars.
But if your kids are getting to the age where they’ve outgrown their scale models but are still too young to get a driver’s license – or even get behind the wheel of a real car for that matter. Also, there are tons of little cars for kids that you can get for them. While they may not have the heartwarming horsepower and torque of their real-life counterparts, they can still dream and enjoy some of the thrills these mini cars have to offer. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at a few must-see cars for kids.
10 Mini monster truck
Only half the size of the real thing, the Mini Monster Truck was designed especially for kids. Under the hood of the truck is a 4-cylinder Ford engine that develops a top speed of 25 mph. What sets it apart from the rest is its rugged steel chassis, built to provide maximum protection for the mini-adventurers as they navigate rough terrain and perform crazy flips.
However, the real star of the show is the nitrous oxide system, which kids can activate for extra acceleration on the track. The Mini Monster Truck also boasts power steering, a two-speed transmission, four-wheel drive and LED night driving lights, mirroring the experience of driving its full-size counterpart.
9 Polaris ACE 150
Powered by a four-stroke single-cylinder engine and two-wheel drive, the Polaris ACE 150 was created to let kids everywhere enjoy the thrill of driving. The single-seater can reach a decent top speed of 29 mph. However, the top speed can be adjusted to 10 mph, 15 mph and 22 mph with a four-mode electronic speed limiter for safety reasons.
In addition, the front and rear suspensions provide a smooth ride along with a generous 9 inches of ground clearance. In addition, safety remains a top priority for the Polaris ACE 150. Therefore, for the peace of mind of both young drivers and parents, the car is equipped with safety nets, LED daytime running lights and seat belts.
8 Mini Veyron
Volkswagen’s gem, the Bugatti Veyron, is also one of the many sports cars that have been scaled down, so kids can drive it too, albeit with some modifications. At first glance, the Mini Veyron looks like an exact copy of the original, with leather interior trim, scissor-style doors and a Pioneer stereo.
Underneath the sleek exterior, however, the 8.0-liter W16 turbocharged quad gives way to a 500cc engine. The car has an impressive top speed of 55 mph. Considering that a kid has to drive this thing, packing a W16 under the hood would definitely be a death sentence.
7 Mini Lamborghini Aventador
Thanks to the use of advanced technology, the Lamborghini Aventador is one of the most luxurious
super sports cars in the automotive industry. The mini version effectively conveys the impression of driving an exclusive car.
The child-sized Lamborghini Aventador faithfully replicates signature features, including scissor doors, aerodynamically sculpted bodywork and striking LED headlights, some of the Lamborghini Aventador’s many features. Unfortunately, the scaled-down model doesn’t match its counterpart in the speed department, with a top speed of just 3.7 mph.
6 A special 1970 Mini Nova
The Mini 70 Nova is another kid-friendly roadster that pays homage to the 1970 Chevy Nova. The special miniature expertly brings back the timeless compact car. While the look effortlessly mimics the real thing, it’s actually made of plywood and foam.
Built by Darrell Hurt, this Mini Nova is powered by a 1,199cc inline-four engine. The engine maxes out at 185 horsepower, which is a lot for a car that weighs just 1,200 pounds.
5 McLaren P1 Century
This McLaren P1 Century for kids boasts the cool looks and quirky lights we know and love from the real McLaren P1. Although it doesn’t boast a powerful V8 power unit or a carbon fiber body – who cares? What you get is a few sweet pieces of plastic that make for a really light frame and body.
However, the powerful V8 is replaced by a pleasant all-electric motor that manages to accelerate from 0-3.5 mph in a blistering 2.0 seconds. You also get the wonderful McLaren bifold doors. However, seating is limited as this mini roadster can only accommodate one passenger between the ages of 3 and 6. But kidding aside, this mini McLaren P1 Century is sure to make other kids jealous when it pulls out of the driveway.
4 Huffy special forces truck
Huffy SWAT Truck effectively conveys the feeling of driving a real SWAT truck. The car has been designed with great care, right down to the almost real sounds of the engine starting and the real emergency lights.
Strong off-road tires can overcome any terrain. However, top speeds aren’t as impressive, reaching 2.5 and 5 mph. Additional features of the two-seater include a rear trunk for transporting supplies and a remote speaker for calling criminals. As for the engine, the Huffy SWAT Truck does not have one. Instead, it runs on a 12V battery, offering young drivers an eco-friendly experience.
3 Mercedes X Class 4×4
The Mini Mercedes X Class 4×4 is the best thing a kid can do to riding in a luxury pickup truck. The electric 4×4 has been carefully crafted to embody the real deal – from the iconic Mercedes emblem to the easily recognizable front grille.
The sounds of the engine when turning and pressing the button, the working doors, the illumination of the dashboard and the headlights on create a real impression. The miniature four-wheeler also features a 2-wheel drive to 4-wheel drive switch, making it easy for kids to have fun on rough terrain. Forward and reverse gears combined with one-pedal speed control make maneuvering a breeze.
With a top speed of 3 to 5 mph and 2 12C batteries under the hood, this Mercedes is a far cry from the twin turbos that gearheads are sometimes used to seeing. The Mercedes X Class 4×4 may not have taken off, but the miniature certainly has.
2 Aston Martins DB Convertible Junior Classic
Inspired by the iconic Aston Martin convertibles of the 1960s, the DB Convertible Junior Classic is a fully functional replica of its predecessor. The hand-crafted collector’s item with a gasoline engine has a steel chassis. Under the hood of the DB Convertible is a 110cc petrol engine with electric key start.
Other features include Brembo disc brakes and a three-speed automatic transmission. Still, the diminutive remake doesn’t match the incredible speed of the timeless roadster. At a top speed of 45 mph, the DB Convertible Junior Classic captures just a fraction of the power of a timeless roadster, offering young enthusiasts an age-appropriate driving experience.
1 Tamiya Mini Scania S truck
This scaled-down version of the S 730 was created to give young drivers the ultimate truck driving experience. Mini Scania Trucks simulate the real deal with a 24V electric drive.
One charge is enough for four and a half hours of work. Rugged six-ply tires and fully functional headlights add an extra touch of authenticity. The truck was designed by an Irish car enthusiast based on 2-D renderings of the S 730.