Remember the folks from Royalty Exotic Cars that decided to perform an oil change on a Bugatti Veyron by themselves to avoid a $21,000 bill?
Well, they’re back, and their latest stunt makes the previous one look like child’s play.
Company CEO Houston Crosta decided to perform a rear-wheel-drive conversion on his Veyron, something he proudly claims hadn’t been done on a Bugatti before.
Why would anyone want to turn a Veyron from a well-behaved, all-wheel drive hypercar into a tail-happy monster? Well, in Crosta’s own words, the answer is because it is “slow,” given the extra weight of the AWD system. His Veyron tips the scales at 4,230 lbs (1,919 kg), and the owner believes that’s why a McLaren 720S beats it in a drag race, despite the added traction given by the all-wheel-drive system.
Anyway, as you can imagine, the RWD conversion of a Veyron isn’t a job for an amateur mechanic, as it involves the removal of the front differential (a $20,000 part) and the front driveshafts. To reach these parts, one must first detach the front wheels, rotors, calipers and brake pads.
However, compared to the oil change, the RWD conversion was a walk in the park for these guys, as their video proves. After all work was done, Crosta took the Veyron out for a slow drive and was surprised to see there were no warning lights in the dashboard. He claimed the steering felt a lot lighter after the mod, and the turning radius was significantly smaller.
He then proceeded to do some donuts, something the 1,000+ HP, RWD Bugatti turned out to be very capable at.
We’re love to hear your thoughts about this crazy mod, but before you start typing, here’s a comment from Paul Hanswursten on YouTube. “Wasted 20k Box for a senseless YouTube video? Love this madman. But when he ever sells this this would be the cheapest Bugatti of all time.” Do you agree?