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The Top 7 Gas Guzzlers of 2007

Posted in Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini by Dee | December 12th, 2007 | 42 Responses |

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The top gas guzzlers of the 2007 model year read like a veritable who’s who of high end automotive performance. In fact the top seven gas guzzlers of the year are all high performance cars – not a Hummer or SUV in sight. That’s not to say, of course, that the behemoth from GM has suddenly become a green icon. The gas guzzler list for 2007 merely reflects the fact that as horsepower goes up fuel economy generally heads in the other direction.

Of course the price tags of the top seven gas guzzlers on our 2007 list indicate the fuel costs are not the primary considerations of the owners of these fine tuned machines. After all, those who can afford a Lamborghini, a Ferrari or a Bentley are unlikely to fret over the high cost of gasoline.

Those of us with more pedestrian tastes and more limited fuel economy may need to take a hard look at the true cost of our wheels, but for now sit back and take a look at the gas guzzling ways of these high end cars.

7. Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

Lamborghini starts off our list with the powerful Gallardo Spyder. While Lamborghini owners may not worry about the cost of fuel, the rest of us may be interested to know that this machine is rated at just 17 mpg on the highway and only 11 in the city.

6. Bentley Arnage

2007 Bentley Arnage

Bentleys are known for being pricy automobiles, and the high cost does not stop after these finely tuned machines have been driven out of the showroom. With a mileage rating of just 16 mpg on the highway and 11 in town, the Bentley Arnage will continue to prove costly when it pulls into the local service station.

5. Bentley Azure

2007 Bentley Azure

The Bentley nameplate appears once more, this time with the Azure. This well designed machine may be fun to look at, but not fun to fuel. A gallon of fuel will power this fine machine for just 16 miles on the highway and only 11 through the city streets.

4. Lamborghini Murcielago (automatic)

2007 Lamborghini Murcielago (automatic)

The sports cars hailing from Italy have been on many top lists when it comes to selling price and high end speed but Lamborghini appears again on this gas guzzler list with the Murcielago. This sexy car consumes gas at 16 mpg on the highway and 10 in the city.

3. Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

With two supercars already on this list, you probably expect Ferrari to make an appearance. The 612 Scaglietti is the first Ferrari entry with a scant 16 mpg on the freeway and just 9 in the city.

2. Ferrari 599 GTB

2007 Ferrari 599 GTB

Here is another Ferrari. The 599 GTB has better city mpg than the 612 Scaglietti with 10 mpg. However, it is worse on the highway with only 14 mpg. Of course Ferrari owners are not known for fretting about fuel costs.

1. Lamborghini Murcielago (standard)

2007 Lamborghini Murcielago

While the automatic transmission version of the Murcielago is 4th on this list of 2007 gas guzzlers, the standard version tops the list for the worst fuel economy. This powerful beast manages a paltry 14 mpg on the highway, and an even more paltry 9 mpg when cruising through the city.

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42 Responses

  1. sir jorge says:

    This list is mis-titled. These are high end luxury cars, I thought for sure you meant regular consumer cars.

  2. Juris Purins says:

    Somewhat of a Silly List as these Cars are produced in incredibly small numbers. Another Key point is that 3 spots on the list are taken up by essentially the same car, the Lamborgini.

    A more pertinent list would be the cars with the worst mpg correlated with the largest number sold. 100 Lamborgini’s do not make a dent in pollution compared with 50,000 Suburbans, etc.

  3. Ryan says:

    Personally, I think it’s stupid that people are complaining about this list. It’s like coming up with a list of “World’s Fastest Cars” and then only listing the ones that people actually drive.

    The article is about cars with the worst gas mileage of all. The title isn’t “The Top 7 Gas Guzzlers of 2007 That Normal People Actually Drive”

    Geeze people.

  4. sirohey says:

    it is unfortunate that when world is facing almost crisis of both fuel and environmental pollution people contribute both in fuel hike and deterioration of environment.the concerned govt must ban these vehicles and enforce rgulations that only environment friendly cars would be allowed to be sold.people be directed to get rid of unfriendly vehicles and purchase green cars.

  5. Erik says:

    Totally agree with Ryan, people who don’t get it can go make their own list. All Hail Lambo!

  6. will says:

    ah yesh cause cars are the biggest use of fuel…. one average passanger plane will use 10 times as much fuel in a small trip, than all of these put together… anyway this list is bogus… wheres the hummers & dodge rams, where was this done italy..j

  7. Jason says:

    2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT gets 11 mpg city / 14 mpg hwy – I believe that would make it #5

  8. rasputin says:

    Modded down for inaccuracy.

    There is no such thing as an “automatic” Murcielago. 2 gearboxes are offered, one in traditional manual, and the other in a robotized sequential gearbox controlled by paddles. The robotized sequential gearbox is nothing like a traditional automatic gearbox. It does not have a torque converter like an automatic transmission, nor are the paddles useless gimmicks like those found in 99% of the automatic transmission non-exotic cars today.

  9. phillip says:

    The wealthy do not sacrfice, they are above sacrifice and above the law.
    Rush Limbaugh drives a V-12 Mercedes and was let off of his illegal use of OxyKottan ….something the rest of us would bring us to prison

  10. Kim Spitznagel says:

    I agree with the comments that a few super-exotics don’t really put a dent our overall fuel consumption. However, another point is that performance and efficiency don’t have to be mutually exclusive. A modern garden-variety Corvette will run with the super-exotics of just a few years ago, yet many owners report 30+ mpg on the highway. It’s a good bet that Ferrari and Lambo have some green screamers on the drawing board – not because their owners can’t afford the gas, but because green is the right thing to do.

  11. Matt says:

    This is kind of dumb list. This aren’t the normal consumer cars. Although they are nice cars i think most people could care less about cars they cant afford. Nice try though.

  12. Dan says:

    No Ford Excursion? F250? The Supercharged Dodge Charger gets single digits when smashed to the floor

  13. Damox says:

    There’s no need for government to ban these cars when a special tax on gas guzzling exotics is far more effective. Rich people still get their Ferraris and Lambos, and the money they pay in gas guzzling tax should be enough to offset their carbon footprint, if the government used the money for that purpose (which they don’t, for the most part).

  14. MonsieurX says:

    Absolutely agree with unrealistic list… Where are the american gas guzzlers everyone drives there??? SUVs? The mustangs (that need a V8 to surpass 200HP)… And where’s the ten most economical list which would be IMO much more interesting? At least anyone of us could afford one…

    Better yet, where is the performance car list that we can afford and wont ruin us with fueling? Bring in the Ariel Atom!!!

  15. Max says:

    I agree with everyone here. This list was not well thought out. I agree with Juris. Why include the Murcielago twice, especially when you list the automatic and standard(standard? why not just say manual). Oh by the way the car shown for the Murcislago standard is actually the LP640 – not a standard model. What’s worse is people think these cars are the worst thing that happened to out environment, because of lists like these. Do some research and you’ll find out most of these cars are never even driven more than 3000 miles a year. This maybe slightly outdated but Lambo sales for all their production cars totaled just 1436(Volkswagen), while sales of just the H2 Hummer were 23,213(wiki) the same year. Not only that you tax benefits if you register an H2 under your business. It’s easy to blame simple facts, but not enough is done to get to the real root cause.

  16. Ryan says:

    Despite everyone’s negative comments here…the basic fact remains: to get performance, you have to guzzle gas.

    Perhaps we could see performance cars take the lead towards green?

  17. Howie_in_AZ says:

    Ryan, Tesla Motors would like to have a word with you.

  18. MonsieurX says:

    Try an Ariel Atom!

  19. jbird says:

    these cars are made for people who can actually AFFORD high gas prices.

  20. MonsieurX says:

    For any comparison test to be valid, you need at least a 5% population sample, these cars are 0.01% of the population at best… That’s why it is not serious… Having the same cars from the same company also shows a bias – as if aston martins, maserati’s MC12 were any better they are not in the picture… And we know for a fact that there are US models like the Hummer (mentioned above) which do worse using a diesel engine… Im sure the author will learn from this and get us a real survey :)

  21. Troy says:

    All this bitching ….. I drve a 4×4 Diesel F250 and I get 18 to 20 MPG on the freeway So don’t throw my big american truck in that mix …

  22. Bobjr94 says:

    Thats not a real list. Its cars most people will never even see on the road. I thought the list would be “real” cars.

  23. Ryan says:

    So it’s not a real list because those aren’t real cars? Is that it? Or is it that they don’t use real gas? Or what?

    If I built a list of the fastest cars in the world…would you want me to limit my list to Toyotas, Hondas and Fords?

  24. Fred Sanford says:

    This list is incomplete – and incorrect –
    the worst milage is the Bugatti Veyron (in mpg)
    EPA City – 7, EPA Highway 10, and at top end 2
    see here for reference (near the bottom of the page):

  25. Max says:

    Most people here have a problem with the inconsistencies in this list. Lets not forget cars like the Bugatti Veyron or the massive International XT series truck(gets an average of 7miles to the gallon). The title is fine, but the cars listed are not exactly the top guzzlers. And yeah the list does seem biased. It’s unfair that only lambo, ferrari and bentley make this list.

  26. Tom G says:

    What a pointless list. First of all, anyone affording these cars could care less how much gas costs. Second of all, these are not even mass-market cars. If you’re going to write an article on the top gas guzzlers, it should have at least some relevance to production cars that we may actually see on the road. Of course supercars are going to get terrible gas mileage, report on something with real world relevance.

  27. quienterrompe says:

    y que paso que no pusieron la hummer, ese desastre de ingenieria automotriz?
    para el proximo reportaje que lo hagan con los vehiculos que menos consumen,de seguro que gana el motor honda 70 jejejej

  28. Cory says:

    Why does everyone correlate fuel consumption with pollution? 100 cars built today getting 20 mpg put out less pollution than 1 car getting 20 mpg 25 years ago.

    Why do you think gas mileage hasn’t made huge leaps and bounds? Because you have to sacrifice some mileage to get a clean burn.

    Fuel consumption is about using natural resources. LEV/ULEV/CARB is about protecting the air we breathe.

    Mr. Gas Mileage getting 30 mpg in his 1982 clunker might as well be getting 0.3 mpg since the emissions control was nearly non-existent.

  29. Papolio says:

    Errrrrrrr fuete….¿.y quien puede con eso ? pero da un gustico manejarlossss

  30. Katie says:

    I’m pretty sure if someone had the money to purchase a car like these models, they could afford a few more dollars to put gas in it.

  31. John says:

    It just goes to show that you can put anything on the web and someone will not be satisfied. This tree hugging mentality is sickening. In the end none of this will really matter. GOD will be the final judge. I personally am living for him and not worried about this world and the prices of GAS. By the way if I could afford one of these cars i would drive every day and pay for the gas.

  32. Chris says:

    This should be the list of the 7 WORSTcars in the world, oil hit $100 a barrel today. These machines should be banned from the roads they set a bad example of what’s right in the world and what the rich should do with their money.

    My grandfather said waste is power this is how the rich show you theirs.

    How about tandem seating? a 4 seater would get much better gas mileage vs drag. This is why they stack trains really long not really wide.

  33. br00ce says:

    The CARB and EPA enviro-freaks would kill these cars any way possible. They want us all driving priuses.

  34. br00ce says:

    “These machines should be banned from the roads”
    “How about tandem seating? a 4 seater would get much better gas mileage vs drag”

    What a nut. Seriously, just ridiculous. Go drive your 3-cyl Geo and leave the rest of us alone, freak.

  35. nicebentley says:

    Clearly, just by reading these comments you can see that there is a clash among those who care about using natural resources wisely and those who don’t. And as long as there are people who don’t care, there will always be a market for gas guzzling cars.

  36. ibrahim abu touq says:

    ferrari 612, , , is the best , , very elegant , , , conservative, , , has unique ideas, , , really great supercar

  37. Brian Cook says:

    Guess what! I drive a ’89 Suburban with a 454. I am far from rich but I could care less about putting the gas in it. I get 400 miles/tank. These people wanting to ban gas guzzling cars should wear aluminum foil on their heads. Alternative fuels is the best thing going as far as I am concerned. This gives all the antique car enthusiasts still able to enjoy their investments with a little modification. Let ‘em get less than 10 to the gallon- If it passes emissions tests, then whatever! I have never given a shit about gas prices. If anything I save on parts that don’t break because I have a reliable, bullet proof family hauler that gets the job done always.

  38. indnajns says:

    I think the problem is the word “guzzler”. If there’s only 100 of a car on the road, then it doesn’t matter if it only gets 1 mpg, it still isn’t “guzzling” anything compared to the millions of mass production vehicles on the road. It would be better to title the list “Cars with the Lowest MPG”. (even then, it’s blasphemy to call some of those vehicles listed mere “cars”. “Automobiles” would be a more proper term.)

  39. Szester says:

    Gas guzzlers? Hardly, my FJ-60 gets 8mpg

  40. tim says:

    Silly article. How many people can afford these cars? whereas there is an SUV in every garage. So you cant fool us by smalling foreign cars on a list and saying they are worse then American SUVS. Nice try though, but people are smart enough to know SUVS are the real problem.

  41. nick says:

    The real prblem are these selfish fake patriots saying we as americans should drive whatever we want. Its people like these conservative goombas the reason we are fighting wars over oil and our boys are being killed. If we all tried to be less selfish, America would be a better place.

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