Owner Reveals The Insanely High Costs for Maintenance on a Bugatti Veyron
“Doing the mathematics, we’re taking a look at around $100,000 in just maintenance expenses alone in just a few years of owning a Bugatti Veyron.”
Entrepreneur Manny Khoshbin owns 0.44% of all Bugatti Veyrons ever made as the real estate magnate has 2 W16 beasts out of a total of 450 created by Bugatti throughout the vehicle’s prolonged 10-year life cycle. If you’ve seen a few of his videos, he in fact drives his cars and trucks on a routine basis without stressing over how each and every mile on the odometer might have a negative effect on value. He has a soft spot for Mercedes SLR McLarens (he has 5 inside his garage!), but his most current video is about one of the 2 Bugatti Veyrons.
A vehicle that has a starting price point of 7 figures constantly has exceptionally high maintenance expenses, however how much will keeping a Veyron in tiptop shape actually set you back financially? Well, Manny states Bugatti advises that all of fluids have to be changed each year and that costs a significant $25,000 since replacing the oil and all the other fluids takes a great deal of work.
For a Veyron, the least expensive model at $1.7 million, an oil change costs $20,000 to $25,000, according to Royalty Exotic Cars. That’s about the the price of a new Toyota Camry.
Royalty Exotic Cars, a luxury car specialist and rental company based in Las Vegas, uploaded a YouTube video in July showing an oil change for a Bugatti Veyron. The price? $21,000, according to CEO Houston Crosta.
“Bugatti services are so expensive because of the exclusivity of the product,” Crosta tells CNBC Make It. “Only select individuals own a Bugatti and the owners tend to have one or more Bugattis.” Source
The car has an astounding 16 drain plugs which is two times as many compared to another unique yet much more “economical performance” vehicle from the VW Group, the Lamborghini Huracan. The drain plugs are not as easily accessible as the Bugatti mechanics have to remove the rear wheels and brakes, in addition to removing the lining on the rear fenders along with the lining below the back of the car.
Moving on to the wheels, Bugatti advises all Veyron owners to change the tires every few years, with that said a brand-new set if Veyron tires costs a jaw dropping, tear jerking $38,000. As for the wheels themselves, they need to be changed every 10,000 miles (16,093 kilometers) for an insane cost of $50,000 a set. Doing the mathematics, we’re taking a look at around $100,000 in maintenance expenses in just a few years of Veyron ownership.
Manny has two Veyrons and a one-off Chiron Hermes being delivered soon so the expenses are even greater, but a tire set for the newer super car is “just” going to be $8,000. He’s is also thinking about selling the Mansory Veyron at some point, probably to make space in the garage for something just as elegant. Future additions to the lineup include a Mercedes-AMG One, McLaren Speedtail, Ford GT, Porsche 935, and a Koenigsegg Jesko.
The intake manifold is sold in three pieces, with the upper portions for each bank coming in at $4,000 a piece, while the lower intake manifold costs $2,000. Labor to replace it is listed as being $1,800. In comparison, an intake manifold for the Lamborghini Huracan comes in at just over $1,200, and one for something a little more common like a Corvette is about $220. Source
The outrageous costs of Veyron maintenance were laid out about a year ago when an EPA certification application surfaced on the Internet, revealing $6,400 to replace each individual turbo and around $9,000 in labor costs to change a pair of turbos. An air cooler is $9,000 and there are 2 of them, while labor for each is another $2,000 on top of that. The camshaft adjusters may only be about $800 per piece, however an owner has to pay around $21,000 in labor expenses since the procedure requires some engine disassembly. Without a doubt the most pricey part? The $20,000 fuel tank, plus $22,000 to have it changed.