Spending $250,000-$350,000 on a vehicle seems pretty pricey for most people, but if you’re in the market for a supercar like a Bugatti, that’s what you can expect to pay, and the cost doesn’t stop there.
For as much as it costs to buy a Bugatti, the cost of maintaining one is just as astonishing. Tires alone can cost a lot of money, but how much for Bugatti tires? If you’d like to find out, keep reading!
Bugatti Tire Cost
It costs somewhere around $42,000 to replace the tires on a Bugatti Veyron, and they have to be changed every 18 months whether it gets driven or not. The Veyron uses Michelin Pilot Sport PAX tires, which use special heat and friction-resistant compounds, making them low production and very expensive.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to own a Bugatti and maintain one? Keep reading to learn what it’s like just to keep up tire maintenance on a Bugatti Veyron or Chiron!
Why Are Bugatti Tires So Expensive?
There are two main reasons why Bugatti tires are so expensive.
The first reason is Bugatti supercars use Michelin Pilot Sport PAX tires that use special heat and friction-resistant compounds for high-performance, which is not an inexpensive compound.
The second reason for Bugatti’s expensive tires is that they are low production tires.
Michelin does not crank out these tires and that kind of material on a regular basis, and to make up for the cost of special production, Michelin charges that much.
Are Bugatti Tires Glued?
The uniqueness of the rubber compound that Michelin uses for its Pilot Sport PAX tires requires a glued air seal, unlike a traditional air-sealed tire.
Unfortunately for the owner, with tires costing somewhere around $10,050 each, you have to have your tires changed every 18 months to make sure the glue stays sealed.
How Long Do Bugatti Tires Last at Full Speed?
Bugatti tires can withstand a speed of 250 MPH, but they can only withstand that speed for about 15-minutes before they would need a break and possible maintenance.
What Tires Do Bugatti Chiron Use?
The Bugatti Chiron uses a different set of tires than the Veyron does, due to it reaching top speeds of 300 MPH. Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tires are used on the Chiron.
To ensure safety when reaching speeds of 300, there’s an extra carbon fiber layer added.
What Size Tires Does a Bugatti Have?
The Bugatti has a very special size tire. In fact, the Veyron has the widest tires on the rear than any other production vehicle.
The official size of the tires is 285/30 R 20 in the front and 355/25 R 21 in the rear.
When it comes to width, the front tires measure 9.5 inches in the front and 14.4 inches in the rear (245 millimeters front and 365 millimeters rear respectively).
How Big Are Bugatti Chiron Wheels?
Wheel size for the Bugatti Chiron is very important, because of the speeds that it can reach. The perfect size is needed, and the wheel size Bugatti uses is 10Jx 20 ET.
How Long Do Bugatti Chiron Tires Last?
The tires on the Bugatti Chiron are so rare that the company doesn’t have a replacement for them yet and/or a time frame when they should be changed.
This is because there is no way of telling how much one is going to be driven from one owner to the other.
Bugatti says that its employees will change your tires every 1,875 miles or 1.5 years just to be safe.
How Long Do Bugatti Veyron Tires Last?
These tires are a little different than the Bugatti Chiron tires.
It’s estimated that the Veyron tires should be replaced every 1.5 years or 18 months.
The secret is the tires don’t actually have to be replaced, they just have to be serviced to ensure the glue stays sealed, whether you drive your supercar or not.
How Much Does a Set of Bugatti Rims Cost?
Unfortunately, the Bugatti rim situation is about as expensive as the tire situation. You can expect to pay somewhere around $69,000 for a set of Bugatti rims.
You may think that’s okay, because you don’t have to change the rims every time you change the tires.
This is true, but on Bugattis, you do have to change the rims every other tire change as recommended by Bugatti.
What Are Bugatti Tires Filled With?
Directly from the factory, Bugatti tires are filled with nitrogen.
There is a difference between regular air and nitrogen, nitrogen being the more expensive (but better quality) alternative.
One must think: if your tires cost $42,000, the little extra you have to pay for nitrogen is probably worth it.
Supercars are not only expensive, but they are also expensive to own and maintain, as you need to have $42,000 for new tires every 18 months. Bugattis are some of the rarest supercars in the world, and to prove it, even the tires are rare.