How much does it cost to keep the fastest car in the World!
The fastest car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, can reach speeds of nearly 267 miles per hour, making it one of the most exciting cars to ever hit the road. Unfortunately, cars like this don’t come cheap; at over $2 million, you can imagine that keeping this car up and running isn’t cheap either!
Have you ever wondered how it feels to own the fastest car on planet? How much would it cost you to buy, and even if you bought it, what is the cost to keep the fastest car in the world If you have to ask how much it costs to buy the Bugatti Chiron , then you can’t afford it. This dream car has an 8 litre Quad Turbo charged w 16 Engine, that has 1,400 horsepower and goes from 0-60 in 2.4 seconds! The Chiron costs a staggering 3 Million Dollars, before options, but it isn’t the fastest car Bugatti makes!
Bugatti added the Chiron Super Sport 300+ model to the Chiron lineup in 2019. with over 1,577 Horse power, that hits the top speed of 304 miles per Hour or about 490 kilometer per hour. It can do 0 to 60 in just under 2.2 Seconds, This handling-focused trim will set buyers back a whopping 3.9 million dollars, as it boasts suspension upgrades, a 110-pound lower curb weight, and rear spoiler that generates extra down force.
While that just explains how much the car costs upfront, things are just heating up as this car can costs you an arm and a leg just for the fuel, as from different sources, the fuel consumption of the hungry W 16 is just over 12 gallon per 100 miles or 3.5 litre per km with the most expensive 93 Octane fuel.
The first service is due on 14 months or 16,000 km. The technicians will start by replacing the engine oil using Castrol Edge Fluid Titanium Technology S A E 10 W 60, the oil filter, coolant, and sixteen drainage plugs 24,979 dollars. If you think that is expensive, wait until you see what coming next!
Replacing the front carbon ceramic rotor discs and the 3D printed calipers with titanium brake pad plates cost 58,952 dollars, while replacing brake fluids, cables, and cleaning brake components will add another 58,951 dollars. Every 14 to 16 months or 16,000 km you will also need to replace your lightweight rims which cost 49,958 dollars for the whole set. Funny thing, This also don’t include any taxes, labor fees, transport, and travel costs
If you want maximum traction you should get the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R tires, sized 285 by 30 R 20 at the front and 355 by 25 R 21 at the rear. Naturally, those are more expensive selling for 41,965 dollars a set, but they also provide better handling on the track.
42 to 48 Months:
At 42 to 48 months of ownership, it’s claimed that you will need to replace Garrett’s quad turbochargers for 25,978 dollars, since this is their maximum lifespan. While you are at it, add a set of air duct coolers for 21,982 dollars.
At this point, you will also need a new fuel tank which is said to cost 43,963 dollars since it is made of vulcanized rubber, multiple layers of reinforced fabrics, and Kevlar. Finally, add another 28,576 dollars for engine tuning and calibration in order to extract all of the 1,577 horse Power from the 8.0-liter, quad-turbo W16.
A windscreen replacement costs 59,949 dollars, and even wiper blades are selling for 3,797 dollars. Another critical issue is the paint of the Chiron Pur Sport which costs 55,148 dollars. Thus, the company suggests you should never jet wash the car, and only hand-clean it using the special equipment.
Adding it all up, in four years’ time or 48 months, you will need at least three oil changes, two rim or tire changes, a set of brakes, engine tuning plus a single replacement for the quad turbos, the air duct coolers, and the fuel tank. This means the total cost is roughly 477,498 dollars and that’s excluding taxes, labor fees, transport, and travel costs.
Have you ever wondered how it feels to own the Fastest Car on the Planet? That’s all for today, see you next time!