Bugatti Veyron owner charged outrageous amount to replace faulty spark plugs and ignition coils

  • A $1.3 million Bugatti Veyron’s maintenance costs are unbelievable
  • One Reddit user was charged an incredible amount to replace a couple of faulty parts
  • These included spark plugs and ignition coils

Published on Jan 12, 2024 at 6:13 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jan 18, 2024 at 8:10 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

Bugatti Veyron owner charged outrageous amount to replace faulty spark plugs and ignition coils

The owner of a $1.3 million Bugatti Veyron was charged an unbelievable amount to replace a couple of faulty parts on the French hypercar.

The owner was driving at full throttle above 225 km/h (140 mph) when he noticed the Bugatti Veyron’s W16 8.0-liter engine was misfiring.

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The Reddit post by Fixitsteven described his experience when to took his failing hypercar to the workshop.

His post claims that cylinders 13 and 16 were misfiring.

In most cases, old and soothe-covered spark plugs and faulty ignition coils cause an engine to misfire – and hypercars like the Bugatti Veyron are no different.

It’s also interesting to note that modern engines have sophisticated systems to provide protection against engine misfires.

These include shutting off fuel injectors.

At the workshop he was handed an estimate of $20,000 to replace faulty spark plugs and ignition coils.

And this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the extortionate cost of maintaining a Bugatti Veyron with an oil change costing more than most people’s cars.

In fact, just losing your keys will set you back by $14,000.

Back with Fixitsteven and it took four weeks for the 16 $750 replacement ignition coils for the W16 engine to arrive from Bugatti, according to the Reddit post.

The spark plugs used in the Veyron are more reasonably priced and common with VW parts.

They’re only $18 each, making them the French hypercar’s most reasonable component.

The most expensive part he had to pay for?

$12,000 for the quad-turbocharged engine’s ignition coils.

Labor costs for replacing these parts – which from the pictures shared via the Reddit post looks like a pretty intensive job – start at around $20,000.



Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.