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.
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.
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.