The Bugatti Veyron is a supercar the likes of which most people never see, much less own. With a starting price north of $1 million, it’s not exactly mass produced and is reserved for those who can afford to spend more on a car than most people spend on a home. Manny Khoshbin has not just one, but two of these exclusive cars in his garage and shared how much it costs to maintain this kind of car once you find the money to buy a Bugatti.
Just like more pedestrian cars, the Veyron needs to be serviced regularly, but it costs just a bit more than a typical car. Bugatti recommends changing all the fluids, which is no small task considering it has 16 drain plugs. Adding to the challenge is the need to remove the rear wheels, brakes, and rear fender linings to perform this service.
As you might imagine, that adds to the cost. What you might not be able to wrap your head around is how much it adds. The annual service visit to change the fluids in a Bugatti Veyron runs about $25,000.
Tires are a wear and tear item that need to be replaced periodically. Again, this is the case in any car, but with a Veyron it’s different. Rather than waiting however long it takes for the tire tread to wear down and require replacing, Bugatti wants them replaced more often.
Considering the fact this is a supercar capable of ridiculous high speeds, it’s not a bad idea to replace the tires a little sooner than usual. Bugatti says every other year is fine. It’s a good thing, too, since a set of tires will run you about $38,000. Don’t forget about the wheels, which need to be replaced every 10,000 miles. Those will set you back a good $50,000.
That’s over $100,000 in maintenance costs every couple of years. You can either keep your Bugatti Veyron in top shape or go out and buy three or four new cars. It’s your choice.
Now, if you’re already spending millions on a new car, chances are good the upkeep isn’t a big deal. What’s a hundred thousand or so every couple of years when you have a garage full of cars that cost upwards of $1 million?