May 2012: How Much Can You Actually Pay For Tyres?
We all tend to pay a bit too much sometimes for our cars and the numerous car accessories that are more or less needed. But how much can actually end up paying for car tyres?
Car tyres are an absolute must for the proper functioning of your car and they are among the highest investment priorities when it comes to proper car functioning. Tyres are among the primary elements used for proper car response while driving. But despite being so important, the price that we would pay for them is not exactly the highest.
You won’t have to pay more than a couple of thousand pounds to replace the tyres on your car. Plus, getting the proper tyres for your car can sometimes be a bit nerve wrecking with the numerous possible options available on the market.
But, with the Bugatti Veyron, all the factors of the standard car tyre purchase equation seem to change. You no longer need to seek different alternatives and the price range is not exactly the standard one either.
It is quite true that the Bugatti Veyron is not the standard economic car, is far from it actually. It has been designed to be a true monster of the road, capable of reaching 253 mph, being faster by 100 mph than a Concorde’s landing speed. But to be able to achieve this speed the car needs a bit of power in terms of tyres. A set of powerful tyres will most likely cost a bit.
Considering a report conducted at the beginning of 2012 the 4 tyre set of the Veyron is said to cost £23,500 or €26,926. That would be about 3 times the normal price for a complex set of tyres for an average car and 5 times the price of an average 4 tyre set.
In fact, the Veyron Tyre set might actually be the most expensive tyre set for a car currently on the market. The tyres that are so pricey and that are used by the Veyron to achieve the stunning speeds are the Michelin Pilot Sports Pax System 245-960 R520 A for the two front tyres and the 365-710 R 540 A for the rear.
But the staggering £23500 is not the only cost that these tyres imply. Besides the actual cost of the tyres which are replaced, at every 4th tyre replacement, assuming that the car will be used this long, additional stress testing of the wheels for possible cracks needs to be undertaken.
In case that the 20 inch forged rims have to be replaced you will need to add to the already steep tyre price another £7,050 or €8077.
Plus, let’s not forget that no matter the type of tyre change that you are undertaking, you will need to purchase the standard services of a company for the entire operation. For a Bugatti Veyron these raise up to £12,866 or €21069.
So, for an entire 4 tyre replacement with rim change and standard services for the Veyron you will need to pay no less than a staggering total of £43,416 or €49,754, a steep price which we do not exactly know whether or not includes VAT.