Only 300 Bugatti Veyrons in total will ever be made â€“ and as the end of the 6-year production run approaches (this year), Bugatti execs have decided to up the ante and make â€œsomething specialâ€ of the last 40 cars to come off the lineâ€¦.. Why settle for a â€œplain oldâ€™ Veyron (1001 horsepower / 253mph) at $1.7 million â€“ when you can get the uber-exclusive Veyron Super Sport (1200 hp / 268mph) – the worldâ€™s faster production car ever – for a mere $2.4 million?
$2.4MM is (of course) just the â€œbase priceâ€â€¦ custom colors & interiors are up to the limits of your imagination; If instead of paint you want to display the carbon-fiber body in all its raw glory, youâ€™ll need to pony up an extra half million for a specially applied UV-blocking clear-coat finish. A middle eastern businessman paid and extra $1.3 million for an exclusive interior & paint job by the designer house Hermes. And thereâ€™s not one, but two, different gold-plated ones in Abu Dhabi and Kuwait (extra cost unknown – and unimaginable).
A set of tires (specially made only for the Veyron by Michelin) cost $42,000 (yes â€“ FORTY TWO THOUSAND BUCKS) â€“ and are only good for 15 minutes at top speed before they have to be replaced (uh-huhâ€¦. FIFTEEN MINUTES !!). If you can manage to drive â€œnormallyâ€ (I guess for a Veyron owner that means keeping it under 200 most of the time) â€“ then your tires will last a whopping 10,000 miles or so â€“ but keep in mind that because the sealing bead inside the wheel rim is so critical, you will have to replace the wheels at every third tire change. SO: this means that every 30,000 miles you will spend $195,000 just on wheels & tires (that is $6.50 per mile !!!).
Normally, adding an extra year to the standard 2-year warranty costs an extra $70,000 â€“ but with the Super Sport version you get that for free (what a deal!)â€¦. The warranty doesnâ€™t cover the oil changes, but if youâ€™re on a tight budget after writing a check for those tires, you can save a little here by doing it yourself â€“ just run on down to Pep Boys and pick up FORTY FIVE quarts of oil (!). â€¦ however – you might have to send the family jet down to the Bugatti dealership in Miami for the $1500 oil filters (youâ€™ll need 2 for each oil change – might as well get a case of â€˜em).