Mercedes-Benz doesn't give you wings. All this 300 SL is lacking is the iconic 'Gullwing' doors.

Mercedes-Benz doesn’t give you wings. All this 300 SL is lacking is the iconic ‘Gullwing’ doors.

What’s cool, green and fun? No, not Kermit the frog at the office Christmas party, a zero-emissions pedal car. Forget walking, as soon as we were old enough, we wanted to get behind the wheel of a pedal car, preferably with a cool badge on the front.

Back in the day, the hallway became the Mulsanne straight, the living room played host to a fun-size Silverstone and the back garden became the Kielder Forest. The skirting boards took a hammering, but hey, we were having fun.

If you’re looking for a cool Christmas present for the junior petrolhead in your family, you can’t go wrong with a pedal car. There’s quite literally a pedal car to suit all budgets, from a pre-owned bargain on eBay to a £10,000 Land Rover Defender. Yes, that’s right. While the real thing is on borrowed time, the pedal car version will be available next year. Even at £10k, we expect the tiny Landy to be in demand.

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For those not wanting to wait until next year, or indeed spend the price of a supermini on a pedal car, there are other options. Over on the Porsche website we’ve found everything from a Baby Porsche 4S for £107 to a brilliant Porsche 356 electric car.

Meanwhile, the Ferrari Store is loaded with Christmas win, with a fantastic Ferrari FF electric car for a not too unrealistic £254.90. Put it this way: that’s cheaper than a PlayStation 4 and your child will be the coolest kid in town.

Or, how about the Bobby-Benz SLS AMG? The special edition is supplied with two sets of stickers, allowing children to create a Lewis Hamilton Edition or Nico Rosberg Edition. All the proceeds go to Tribute to Bambi, which helps disadvantaged children, so it’s a good way to spend £95.

There are many pedal cars out there, so make sure your child gets off to the best start in life by treating them to their first car. Click through our gallery for inspiration.

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