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The Veyron Maintenance: Keeping the Bugatti supercar in top shape will burn your pockets


You know that time of the month when the bills arrive and you immediately have this sinking feeling in your stomach?

While we continuously fret about the rising costs of gas and electric bills, imagine the cringe coming out of the faces of people who own a Bugatti Veyron. You see, there are bills to pay and then there are Veyron maintenance bills to pay.

Some of you might say that people who own a Veyron need not worry about the maintenance it costs to keep one in tip-top shape considering they had the money to buy one in the first place. Although that may be true, it doesn’t make the whole scenario any cheaper. For starters - and we advise everybody to grab their seats first - a routine service for the Veyron runs up to around £13,000, which is around $21,000 based on current exchange rates. Yeah, for every time you bring the Veyron to the shop - we’re guessing around four to six times a year - you can actually buy a Mercedes E63 AMG ...every year.

If you thought that was it, buckle down, people.

Continued after the jump.

Source: AutoCar

The Veyron is considered one of the fastest cars on the planet, but with that title comes a few wrinkles, one of which is the state of your tires after your weekly high-speed excursions in the countryside. In the event that you need to replace the specialized rubber on the Veyron, a set will cost you £25,000 ($40,500). Oh, and ’as per Bugatti’s recommendation’, you should change your tires after every 2,500 miles. It’s also common procedure for a car like the Veyron to continuously check for cracks on the wheels of the supercar, a practice that will set you back an extra £7,200 ($11,500).

Deep breaths, friends. Deep breaths.

Then there are the costs that are subjected to how often you use the car. Chances are, you’re going to be handing your credit card to gas station attendants more times than you’d want since the Veyron has a combined EPA fuel efficiency - we’re using the word ’efficiency’ very, very loosely here - of 10 miles per gallon.

All told, the annual maintenance charges to your Bugatti Veyron can run up easily to six digits. But if you’re the type that enjoys your beloved supercar a little too much, then conceivably, your bills could run up to $300,000 a year.

Wrap your heads around that number for a second...

$300,000.

Okay...now you can faint.



9 comments:

Where will I get a lot of pennies just to buy this car? This is a dream car which will never come true for persons like me. Its impossible even if I work hard.

Well, let’s face it folks, the Veyron is intended for those folks with cash to waste. So, even if we don’t like how much the maintenance costs, we really can’t do a thing about that.

Yeah, considering the amount of effort that they have put into developing this one and the kinds of materials that they have used. Maintaining it is certainly not going to be cheap.

Well, I think its normal for a car that is one of the most expensive model ever built can also be expensive in terms of maintaining.

If I am correct, the maintenance cost for most mid range Ferraris are actually much lower than this one, probably because there are not a lot of specialized items to work on. Though I would say that they are still hefty.

That’s why I often end up scratching my head whenever I see these super cars. They are really nothing more than a waste of money and have no practical use at all.

Ha, what do you guys expect, that this one would simply run for pennies? Well, considering that those who own this one can actually buy them, then they can probably bear with the maintenance costs a little.

Yeah, I could actually bought a new car in the price of its tyres.. The maintenance of this car is extremely pricey. Well, in that case, why would you buy a car that is not affordable and high maintenance! What is economy car for?

haha. I think its kind of pointless to complain about the maintenance of this car since even in the first day we have known that things will turn out like that. And I guess for those who has the money this is not a big deal after all.

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