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Bugatti Veyron running costs and reliability

2006 onwards (change model)
Running costs rating: 0.5 out of 50.5

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

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With a sticker price to rival a lovely house a few cars and a boat the Veyron isn’t a purchase made with costs in mind. Bugatti claims the Veyron is bought like a piece of art, customers buying simply because they can. If you’ve got a private jet, multi-million pound homes in the world’s hot-spots and the sort of bank balance that can cope with a million Euro car purchase then you’re going to have no problem running your Veyron.

Even so, fuel consumption is punishing, the official combined consumption being just over 11mpg – in town that dropping to just 6.9mpg. If you’re keen to go on a long high speed run you’ll need to fill up the 100-litre fuel tank with 98 RON super unleaded after 12 minutes. Depreciation is still relatively unknown, used Veyrons being very rare.

Low marks here – an 8.0-litre, 16-cylinder engine is never going to win over the environmental lobby. Putting your foot down in the Veyron would result in being able to measure carbon dioxide emissions in kg/mile rather than g/km. The fact that the Veyron is very rare is the only one in its favour.

Bugatti bucks convention with the Veyron, its Volkswagen Group parentage meaning although only being built in a handful of numbers the Veyron has to pass all the tests required for VW Group cars. That means the 8.0-litre W16 quad-turbo has been tested at maximum revs in a way that even the most ham-fisted driver could never achieve, while extreme hot and cold weather testing ensures that even in a traffic jam in Dubai the Veyron shouldn’t overheat.

In the rarefied world of supercars the Veyron should be more reliable than most.