Anyone who buys a Bugatti knows very well that he will bring home a car that is not only extremely expensive, but also terribly in need of attention. The cheapest model of the Molsheim house currently requires around 2.5 million euros excluding taxes, but in all likelihood it does not represent the greatest burden.
The company has in fact offered a dedicated global assistance system since the time of the iconic Veyron, but how much does it cost to keep it active? Malaysian racing enthusiast Bugatti Muhammad Al Qawi Zamani recently visited the Bugatti dealership in Singapore to obtain information about the maintenance of the Chiron Pur Sport (both the slowest and the fastest Bugatti). His goal was to find out the amount necessary to maintain the monster in a limited edition of 3.2 million euros.
In general, we advise you to take the following numbers as a simple indication, since the original currency is the Singapore Dollar, converted first into Malaysian Ringgit and then into Euro, with all that that entails. Furthermore, taxes, transport costs and so on are excluded.
In short, by choosing the official assistance program, your car will be cared for by 10 Bugatti technicians of the highest level, who will follow the car all over the world to make it always perform at its best. The first intervention takes place after 14 months or 16,000 kilometers, after which the team will replace the stock engine oil with Castrol Edge Fluid Titanium Technology SAE 10W-60, replace the oil filter, coolant and sixteen drain plugs for 21,271 EUR.
After a while it will be necessary to change the carbon-ceramic discs and 3D printed calipers with titanium brakes: another 50,318 euros. Obviously, the replacement of brake fluid, cables and all the other components of the system cannot be omitted: we add 50,316 euros. Continuing we must also mention the replacement of the light rims to be carried out always every 14 months or 16,000 kilometers, for a sum of 42,641 euros. As for the tires, the change takes place every 16-18 months, and in this case the expense is widely variable: it ranges from € 6,822 and 35,735 euros for the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R developed specifically for the Chiron Pur Sport.
The turbochargers (€ 22,170), the cooling ducts (€ 18,178) and the fuel tank made of Kevlar (€ 37,437) must also be changed within the first four years of purchase. Finally, we must add 24,391 for the recalibration and general setting of the engine which, we remember, is an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 capable of delivering 1,500 horsepower.
In the account, however, you must put at least one replacement of the windshield from 51,169 euros and brushes (3,240 euros), but also the painting embodies a delicate element (47,071 euros). Al Qawi Zamani did the math, and realized that a Chiron Pur Sport requires 407,577 euros in expenses every four years excluding taxes and transport costs. Probably in the real world it will be difficult to stay below 500,000 euros.
For our part, we do not dare to imagine the figures to keep up a Bugatti La Voiture Noire: a car with an incredible price.