Dude, everything about the Bugatti Veyron is expensive. Depending on who you’re talking to, its large aluminum wheels can range between $10,000 and $40,000 every. This special video is from Waterjet Channel on YouTube it costs $25,000, although with custom-made Michelin 365-series tires, the total cost is around $35,000. That is, if it is new.
We know the tires are not new. A date stamp on the tire shows it’s from 2016, and according to the video, the Veyron’s tires are supposed to be replaced every five years regardless of mileage. That basically makes these tires null and void for the rightful owner of the Veyron, but what about the wheels? Seems to be in good shape, but then again, Bugatti can get pretty finicky when it comes to wheels. The video states that the wheels undergo an x-ray inspection at every tire change, to check for slight cracks in the aluminum. Maybe such a crack was found in this wheel?
Whatever the case, the fate of these very expensive Bugatti Veyron wheels involves waterjet cutters so hairline cracks are a moot point. The mission is simple – find out if the wheels of the $25,000 Bugatti Veyron are different on the inside from regular wheels. Will rainbows and magic spells blow from the severed segments? Of course not, because it is still aluminum alloy wheels. However, there are some interesting aspects worth mentioning.
For starters, Bugatti wheels include inner rings that can support the tires in the event of an explosion. The wheels are made by OZ Racing for Bugatti, and according to the video, the tires actually stick to the wheels when installed. If that’s not crazy enough, the old one Motorcycle Trends The article claims Bugatti only allows two sets of new tires to be put on the wheels before new wheels are needed. This is to ensure the integrity of the wheel and the quality of the bead seal when the tire is installed. Considering a new set of Veyron wheels and tires could easily cost well over $100,000, it’s a very expensive service.
However, at the end of the day, we’re still talking about aluminum wheels. The Waterjet slices it all up in just 10 minutes, creating a neat little piece of Bugatti aluminum pie. Presumably, these guys aren’t shelling out $35k for a wheel/tire combo, but it’s safe to say you won’t be seeing the inside of Bugatti wheels any time soon.