Bugatti Veyron Goes Drifting, Tires Scream Out Their Astronomical Price

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Once Bugatti ended Veyron production back in March last year, various stunts that felt impossible due to Molsheim working to prevent them while the hypercar was still being built started showing up.
Most, if not all of these episodes, such as the drag race against a heavily tuned E39 BMW M5 or the softroading session came from the Dutchbugs Veyrons - this is the name of a supercar crew that owns three units of the velocity machine.

However, we are now back on the topic to show you a different Veyron that puts on a sideways show. The piece of footage at the bottom of the page shows a Veyron going for a drifting session in an empty parking lot. With the all-wheel-drive handling balance of the car favoring grip, you can hear the tires expressing their feelings and emotions in an overly loud fashion.

The area is admittedly large, allowing the driver to manhandle the octane behemoth rather smoothly. Unlike the time when we saw a Veyron owner saying goodbye to his tires by performing all-wheel-drive donuts, the man behind the wheel of this Bugatti knew that wide "circles" that demonstrate car control are considerably more entertaining that spinning in one place.

Judging by the background of the video, the shenanigan took place somewhere in the Middle East. We're expecting this to be a rented Veyron, with various supercar rental companies in the United Arab Emirates including the Veyron on their list for years now.

As for the financial side of the stunt, renting a Veyron in that part of the world usually costs around EUR10,000 (that's $11,222 at the current exchange rates) per day, with the companies that offer such a service obviously being open to negotiation for longer rental periods.

Nevertheless, going slip angle hunting in one of these Bugattis will be more expensive than that and it all has to do with the hypercar's tires. For one thing, a set of Veyron tires is said to cost anywhere between $20,000 and $40,000.

P.S.: Since this drifting episode might raise Veyron handling questions, we've added a second video below, which shows Tiff Needell fully dipping into the sideways potential of the Bug.

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