Have you finally saved up enough money to buy your first hypercar? Well, congratulation! Considering you will get through the stringent vetting adopted by most of the hypercar manufacturers, you’ll first want to get a good understanding of the staggering ownership cost of a limited production high-performance car. A Malaysian man named Muhammad Al Qawi Zamani who recently visited Bugatti Singapore has given a detailed account of the costs of owning a 2021 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, which can give you a fair idea of how expensive it can get. I’ll suggest grab a chair and sit down as the maintenance cost of a Bugatti can make you dizzy in disbelief.
The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is an ultra-limited edition hypercar that has a base price of $3.5 million, so no one really expects the maintenance cost to be affordable by any measure. However, the numbers quoted by Zamani are insane. The costs listed by Zamani are in Malaysian Ringgit, which have been converted to USD to make it easier for you. The post mentions that all Bugatti models are officially serviced and maintained by a small team of 10 mechanics across the globe. First on the list is engine oil that is required to be changed every 14 months or 10,000 miles, priced at $25,000. The wheels are also required to be changed at a regular interval, which costs a whopping $50,000 without the tires. Different tires are available for the hypercar which will set you back by around $8000 a set. The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R TR tires for optimal performance are worth $42,000 a set.
If those numbers gave you a mini heart attack, wait till you read some of the more trivial items on the list like wiper blades that cost an eye-watering $3800. Additionally, Bugatti will charge you an equivalent of $29,000 for things like engine tuning, calibration, and other adjustments necessary needed after a full service.
If you total all the costs, it comes to about $100,000 for every 14 months. There is some good news, though. Dealerships might offer up to a 30% discount on the service charges. Bugatti also offers maintenance plans to its owners that bundle up all the services at a lower cost, but that won’t make a world of difference either. So, yes, be ready to pay the equivalent of a Tesla Model S every few months to maintain a hypercar in case you decide to buy one.