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.
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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...
Okay...now you can faint.