2009 Bugatti Veyron Sang Bleu. Artist Unknown. (Photo by National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
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Rules To Follow When Driving A Bugatti
Stay on Bugatti's good side
Bugatti doesn't have a high output (only 99 Bugatti W16 Mistral will ever be made), and with extremely limited supply and very high demand, Bugatti is particular to whom it sells cars. Buying a Bugatti is a privilege few manage to gain, and that can just as easily be lost.
Have cash to keep it going
If you're lucky enough to purchase a Bugatti, the Italian hypercar still needs your wallet; Bugattis are impressive pieces of engineering that are obscenely expensive to maintain. Veyron owner Manny Khoshbin estimates maintaining his Bugatti costs around $100,000 every 10,000 miles.
Don't go flat out for too long
Bugattis are immensely powerful; some can move at speeds of over 300 miles per hour, although that speed has consequences. Robb Report pointed out that traveling flat out in a Veyron will destroy the tires within 15 minutes and drain an entire fuel tank in 12 minutes.
park where you want
Bugatti drivers park wherever they want to for convenience and because they’re obscenely wealthy and would rather pay a $75 parking ticket than walk two blocks. There's also the whole showing-off aspect; people who want to fly under the radar rarely buy one of the world's most exclusive cars.
Don't bling it to death
The team at Bugatti doesn't just excel at engineering; the cars are also beautifully styled with an aerodynamic shape that is aesthetically pleasing and responsible for a good amount of the car's performance. Don’t gold plate your Bugatti, as it’s an obnoxious display of wealth and extravagance.
Know the basic features
Tom Cruise arrived at the Mission Impossible 3 premiere in a Bugatti Veyron, and when he went to open the door for his now ex-wife Katie Holmes, he couldn't get it to work and spent awkward moments struggling with it. The incident resulted in Bugatti refusing to sell more of its vehicles to Cruise.