Bugatti Veyron costs over RM100k a year to maintain.


Changing fluids for a regular car can be quite costly for some, but if you own a Bugatti Veyron, be prepared for a massive shock when you visit the service centre. There’s no easy way to put it: it’ll cost you US$25,000 (RM104,327) to change the fluids, which is nearly the price of the current Honda Civic 1.8 S sold in Malaysia.

This eye-watering maintenance fee was revealed by Manny Khoshbin, who is a real estate mogul and avid car collector with two Veyrons to his name – one being a Mansory-tuned model and the other the Grand Sport version you see in the video.

Khoshbin says Bugatti recommends a complete fluid change every year, and the high price is also largely contributed to by the amount of labour involved – the Veyron has 16 drain plugs that requires the rear axle and various panels to be removed to provide access.

That’s not all, as the French carmaker also suggests changing the tyres every two to three years, which is another US$38,000 (RM158,578). Owners are also told to replace the wheels every 10,000 miles (16,093 km), so when you add every thing up (and if nothing else needs replacing), the true cost of ownership takes quite a toll on your wallet.

Given the cost of buying a Veyron is rather high in the first place, with units trading hands for between US$2-3 million (RM8.3-12.5 million), or even higher for special edition models, we reckon those who buy one won’t have much issue maintaining it. Nonetheless, it’s certainly eye-opening for us mere peasants to know the cost of keeping Bugatti’s previous-generation hypercar running properly.

The Veyron first debuted in 2005, and featured an 8.0 litre quad-turbo W16 engine that produced 1,001 PS (987 hp) and 1,250 Nm of torque, allowing it to hit a top speed of 407 km/h (253 mph). The Super Sport version would arrive later with 1,200 PS (1,184 hp) and 1,500 Nm, with a Guinness World Records-certified top speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph).

Ten years on, it is still one of the most significant cars in automotive history, and it would be replaced by the Chiron, which was first shown at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Like the Veyron, the Chiron featured a similar engine configuration, but offered 1,500 PS (1,479 hp) and 1,600 Nm.

A heavily improved version of the Chiron called the Chiron Super Sport 300+, which packed 1,600 PS (1,578 hp), managed to hit 490.484 km/h (304.773 mph) in September, making Bugatti the first carmaker to break through the 482.803 km/h (300 mph) barrier.


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