In most parts of the world, including plenty of areas in the States, $100,000 would buy you a nice home. But if you’re a Bugatti Veyron owner, then that kind of money is reserved for a complete wheel and tire set – used that is.
Made by OZ and covered in factory-spec Michelin rubber, with 85 percent of tread left, this wheel set is offered for sale on eBay at an eye-watering asking price of $100,000.
The seller is based in Fort Lauderdale and says that, despite the price-tag for what is basically a second-hand set, this is actually a good deal, as buying it new from Bugatti is said to cost $50,000 more, bringing the total to 150 big ones.
For the sake of comparison, the new 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera starts at $91,000, while a new Volkswagen Passat just a little over $25,000 in the United States. In Veyron currency, that won’t even cover a replacement fuel tank, which will set owners back for about $43,000 if it’s installed by the company’s technicians. Replacing the four turbochargers, with the labor cost included, is another $35,000 or so.
As steep as they may be, these amounts pale next to the asking price of a complete Veyron interior on the used car market, which went down from $150,000 to $140,000 recently.
This goes to prove that it’s not enough to be able to afford buying a hypercar such as the Veyron, as the maintenance is definitely for 1 per-centers only as it could easily deplete a bank account with not enough zeros in it.