It’s safe to say that Manny Khoshbin, a man who’s made his money from property and real estate, knows a thing or two about owing a Bugatti Veyron. Why? Because he owns two of the 450 ever built. I know, give the rest of us a chance, please! While they’re incredibly expensive to buy – bespoke models have been sold for upwards of £3 million according to Bugatti – the real strain comes from the running costs.
Thankfully, Manny isn’t afraid of putting miles on his Veyrons, or the other spectacular cars in his garage which includes a McLaren Senna and five(!) Mercedes-McLaren SLRs. This means he certainly knows how much a good service is. Let’s start here.
A yearly service consisting of a change of all the fluids sets you back about $25,000, (approximately £19,000). Manny answer why this is so much, explaining that the car has 16 different drain plugs, each hidden behind something very very expensive, such as the rear bumper lining, the rear wheels, and brakes. This isn’t an easy job. Remember, the 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged, W16 cylinder engine isn’t exactly the same you’d get in a Ford Fiesta.
Tyres also are a huge expense, with Bugatti asking for a horrendous amount of money for a new set. $38,000 (£29,000) will see you with four new tyres capable of the 250mph top speed this car can hit. And due to the structural makeup of the wheels, they need to be replaced, too, every 10,000 miles. Oh, and that costs $50,000 (£38,500). Is it getting hot in here? I think it’s getting hot in here.
Already we’re reaching 6-figures of maintenance in only a couple of years, but what about the Chiron? Well Manny has one of those on the way, too. Thankfully, a set of tyres for that only costs $8,000 (£6,000). He’s also looking at a few other additions to his ever-growing garage, including a Mansory Veyron, Mercedes-AMG One, McLaren Speedtail, Ford GT, Porsche 935, and a Koenigsegg Jesko. Manny certainly has taste, I’ll give him that!
Are you surprised by the amount of cash it takes to keep a Veyron on the road? We expected it to be high, but this is stupid money. I’ve got to replace a rusting fuel tank on one of my cars soon. Thankfully it’ll cost me next to nothing. On a Veyron, it’ll cost you $44,000 to get it replaced by a dealer. I’ll leave you with that.