It’s hard to rationalize an expensive car purchase, but it’s even harder to deny a kid an awesome toy.
Inspired by the “entry-level” Tesla Model S from earlier today, we have gathered a bunch of other Power Wheels that are perfect to help grow a youngster’s enthusiasm for automobiles. They’re also much cheaper than the real thing, but don’t come with insurance against boo-boos and tantrums. Brave parents still have to deal with that on their own.
Here’s a list of rideable cars for kids that we’d be jealous of.
You’ve seen spoiled kids, but have you ever seen, so-pretty-it-should-be-at-Pebble-Beach-vintage-car-spoiled kids? Inspired by classic luxury cars, you could just picture this little ride being valeted at the local country club. Just look at this kid and his smug face. He’d fit right in.
Not only is this a new-generation Cadillac Escalade ESV, but it even has a trunk that features, you guessed it, a custom subwoofer setup. So parents, what are you waiting for? Get your kid used to showing off his custom audio setup. The tiny SUV even comes complete with a requisite vanity plate!
There’s no need to worry about this Porsche 911 GT3 being a fire risk, or even having strange driving dynamics because it’s rear-engined. That’s because it’s a toy and not at all like the real thing, except for the way it looks.
Raise your child on the theory that “bigger is better” with this officially licensed G65 AMG. No lame G63 AMGs for your kid, you need that young’un to believe that there’s a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine that makes 621 horsepower under the hood, rather than something for regular people, like a 5.5-liter twin turbo V8 that makes just 563 horsepower.
Cool kids deserve cool cars, and this Ferrari-inspired ride is perfect for your designer-brands wearing toddler. Honestly though, it actually looks kind of cool, with a design that’s somewhere between an Enzo and LaFerrari. Maybe your kid will also learn to take up two spaces when they park or use a handicap spot without a permit!
If a showy Lamborghini is more your kid’s style, then here’s the pick for them. While we’ve seen Murcialago-style Power Wheels on the Internet, those are clearly out of date by now. Instead, consider an Aventador inspired ride for your kid.
Unfortunately, there are no gullwinged versions of this vintage Mercedes SL 300, although that’s probably a blessing, since gullwings are expensive. This model comes with a number of features including an MP3 player, a horn and an electric parking brake. Also, the twin-engine design means kids can hit up to 5 kilometres an hour!
If you want to instil a sense of social responsibility while encouraging your toddler to love cars, this i8 would be perfect! It features the BMW’s snazzy butterfly doors and even has some cupholders for your kid’s juice boxes.
Grave Digger Monster Truck
OK, before you get too excited about this one, it’s been discontinued, which is complete nonsense. Why would a rideable version of the most recognizable monster truck get discontinued? That’s disappointing, but if you can find one of these second hand, your kid would probably love you for life – even through the angsty teenager phase.
Let’s get a few things straight about this Power Wheels F-150. It doesn’t have an EcoBoost V6 engine. And it doesn’t use military-grade aluminum. It’s likely mostly plastic. But it DOES have a useable bed, and can handle rough backyard terrain, like mud and your prized flower bed. “Crush those carnations, Timmy!”