It’s well known that Bugatti Veyron ownership is spectacularly expensive. A Veyron oil change apparently costs $21,000, a new set of tyres is about $30,000, and not long ago, a $150,000 replacement Veyron interior popped up on eBay.
Even so, we weren’t quite prepared for some of the bonkers parts and labour costs for various replacement items on the car that have been discovered recently. Road and Track managed to get hold of an EPA certification application, and some of the figures on it are rather hard to swallow.
Want to replace one of the W16’s four turbochargers? That’ll be $6400, please, plus $9000 in labour for each pair fitted. The $2000 per side exhaust manifold cost doesn’t sound too bad until you learn the labour is $20,000 for a complete unit. The catalytic converters are $6700 each, with each costing $1800 to fit, and the remainder of the exhaust system is $12,000 plus $3600 labour.
It’s not all bad news, as there are some cheaper items on there, like four camshaft position sensors for $9 a pop (they’re shared with more ordinary VW Group cars like the Golf), while a full set of Oxygen sensors is a reasonable $300. But as you’d probably expect, there’s a sting in the tail when it comes to the cost of having them fitted: it’s $7200 for all four cam sensors and a cool $15,000 to have the Oxygen sensors done.
All of this pales in comparison to the fuel tank. If you need a new one of those, you’ll be $42,000 poorer after shelling out the part and labour cost.
Still feeling curious? We recommend heading over to Road and Track for more. You may want to be sitting down first.