• Dec 27th 2007 at 8:02PM
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Uh-oh. The big day came and went and you forgot a present for that pint-size kiddie on your shopping list. This is gonna cost ya. We'd charge you for information on the ultimate "stop crying, let me make it up to you" gift, but our lawyers insist it's legally questionable and our life coach says it's "wrong", whatever that means.

So here's what you want to get to make the kid forget the conspicuous and disappointing void under the tree: an Alfa Romeo. Okay, not a real one, but everything is relative and to a child, this will seem just as cool – trust us. These downsized rideable Alfa Spiders are available with a choice of body-styles – 8C Competizione or Brera – and powertrain. A hair under three bills will get pedal-power, or an extra two hundred nets the 6-volt electric version. Shipping's extra if you live outside the UK, and the roadsters are made for kids ages 2-5. Oh, and they're available only in red.

If your kid's passion lies elsewhere than with Alfa Romeo, we'd recommend a better education. In the meantime, don't fret: Turbo Toys has a variety of similar ride-ons, including a Maserati, Audi TT, Jag XK, Porsche, and several Ferraris.

You can thank us later.

[Source: Turbo Toys via Carscoop]

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      • 7 Years Ago
        • 7 Years Ago
        This might be really nice if it were a lotus or BMW but alpha? We used to sell some of the higher lined toys at www.needfultoyz.com but it became difficult to get variety for our customers. It looks like a good alternative.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Heh, this'll be the only way I can get an 8C. Haha.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Daily Telegraph did a group test of pedal cars a little while ago.

      Sadly, the Alfas where not the test winners...

      • 7 Years Ago
      Actually we bought our son a pedal car version of BMW 3 series convertible (which is available on US BMW site at www.bmw-online.com, actually if you go to Porsche, Mini, Audi, Mercedes, Ferrari, just to name a few site sand visit their online stores you'll find those cars) and for the money I would rather get one of the Power Wheels toys. ToysToys (the manufacturer of kid cars mentioned in this article) makes overpriced, flimsy, soft plastic toys, they definitely are not worth the $250-$300 price, it's a simple light metal structure with a cheap plastic body on top of it with plastic seats, there are no working lights, sounds of any kind to get a 2-5 year old kid excited. They do offer a nice variety of exotic cars but once you actually touch it you'll soon regret, definitely not worth the money, Power Wheels offer a much better quality and fun.