‘The main difference is that it’s shorter, and sized to a kid’s proportions.’

About two-thirds the length of a conventional small car, the Camatte’s controls are geared to children as short as 120 centimeters, or around four feet. While the speedometer reads a top speed of about 44 mph, the car has an actual maximum speed of closer to 28 mph.

If even that cruising speed sends grownups into white-knuckle territory, the manufacturer has thoughtfully installed an override feature that allows parents to knock that top speed down to a crawl.