Next time you complain about how expensive your car was or how you hate paying for oil changes, just remember the Bugatti Veyron. At a cost somewhere in the $1.7-2.7 million dollar range just to buy one, it’ll also cost you a fortune to own one…
For starters, you’ll need to get the standard servicing you get on any late-model car… The price tag on an oil change & standard service on a Bugatti Veyron? $21,000. Did you hear us? Over $20,000. Heck, that’s more than a lot of us paid for our last car…
Then there's the tires... Tires may be one of the least satisfying things to buy… You just kind of need them, and they’re an easy way to dump $500-1000 just to keep your car on the road. Well, $600 or so bucks for some new rubbers seems like a drop in the bucket compared to the $40,000+ price tag on some Bugatti treads. (Of course, $40,000 may seem like a drop in the bucket to a Bugatti owner. All is relative, we suppose.) The other bummer? Bugatti recommends replacing them WAY more often than your everyday passenger car.
And insurance? You don’t even want to know. Expect to pay between $30,000-50,000 a year just to keep your Veyron properly insured, and God knows, you want that expensive beast insured to the sky and back.
Of course, the Bugatti Veyron is an extreme example, but supercar ownership is outrageously expensive. It’s just the way it is. Here’s a Ferrari service chart from the Ferrari Maserati of Fort Lauderdale thanks to Ferrari DIY:
So yeah, if you’re rich enough to buy a supercar, you better make sure you’re rich enough to maintain it.
Pictures above are from Top Gear's trip down Route 66 in a Bugatti. Can you imagine how much that would cost? Yikes. As you can see, they stopped for some pretty classic pictures at the Tower Conoco & U-Drop Inn, Fanning Route 66 Outpost, and the 66 Drive-In Theatre. (Credit: Justin Leighton)