Road & Track highlights that some parts cost as little as $9 (one of four camshaft position sensors, which are shared with the fifth-generation Jetta and Golf). But on the other hand, the fuel tank is the most expensive part on the list.
The equivalent of $20,000 plus $22,000 in labor works out to $42,000 in total, which is the price of an all-new Mercedes-Benz C 300 in the United States. Based on the part number for the secondary air pump, the $350 item “matches the pump used in the Audi A3 and SEAT Ibiza from 2003.”
Another expensive piece worth highlighting is the exhaust manifold, coming in at $2,000 plus $22,000 in labor for each side of the W16 engine. The instrument cluster? Make that $3,500 for the part and $1,400 for the elbow grease of the service mechanic.
Turning our attention back to the Veyron’s legacy, remember when Bugatti took the veil off the Chiron and Divo? Both debuts weren’t as ground-breaking as the one for the Veyron, which was in a league of its own back in 2005. Named after development engineer and racing driver Pierre Veyron, the EB 16.4 in the nomenclature refers to Ettore Bugatti, sixteen cylinders, and the quad-turbo setup.
As opposed to the crown jewel of the Volkswagen Group, Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG took different approaches for their upcoming hypercars. The Valkyrie features a 6.5-liter V12 from Cosworth that relies on natural aspiration while the One is much obliged to tempt customers with the 1.6-liter turbo V6 hybrid power unit from the F1 W09 EQ Power+ that brought Mercedes-AMG the constructors’ and drivers’ title in 2018.
As to what the future holds for Bugatti, moving forward requires some sort of electrification according to chief executive officer Stephan Winkelmann. The W16 in the current lineup, however, “will be the last of its kind.”