For us as humans, drinking and driving is bad. On the other hand, cars have to drink to drive. However, the problem is in how often these automobiles have to drink to drive. Pardon the English. For cars, by “drinking,” we meant fuel consumption. And it has been a lingering problem, as the rate of fuel consumption is often tied to performance. That is, the better the performance, the more the fuel consumed, in most cases.
Thanks to the gradual proliferation of the automotive scene with electric vehicles (EV), this means the problems associated with fuel-powered vehicles, as well as the fuel consumption debacle, might soon be quelled. Notably, due to the extreme focus on performance, sports cars are some of the most unruly in terms of fuel consumption, and these thirsty yet startling examples buttress that point.
2021 Bugatti Chiron
Designed in Germany, fabricated in France. The Chiron is a two-seater sports car manufactured by French automobile company Bugatti. Based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car, the Bugatti Chiron was first sighted by automotive enthusiasts at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016.
The 2021 model year of the Chiron caught our spotlight. No thanks to its immense 1500-horsepower engine, the supercar returned an abysmal EPA rating of 9 mpg city, 14 mpg highway, and 11 mpg combined.
2021 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
There are sports cars, and then there is the Bugatti brand of sports cars. Not satisfied with being unbelievably extreme with the standard Chiron, Bugatti recently launched the most extreme of the Chirons, it’s called the Chiron Pur Sport. It is a 1479 horsepower road monster when fed the California 93 octane or better.
With such output, its crazy appetite for fuel is probably justified. The car has an EPA rating of 8 mpg city, 13 mpg highway, and 10 mpg combined.
2022 Ford GT
The Ford GT is considered to be one of the most efficient of brands in the supercar circles. Gearheads claim it’s quite a reasonable drinker in comparison to the likes of the Aventadors and the Chirons. They are right. But don’t be deceived by those comparisons, the Ford GT is still an unrepentant fuel guzzler.
The 2022 model is the latest of the marque and some sort of a sendoff for the model. Its EPA estimate returned 12 mpg city and 18mpg on the highway. Still outrageous.
2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Being the most powerful production car that Ford — in its more than a century of automotive fabrication history — has ever made surely has to count for a lot. Hence, the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is fitted with a 760 horsepower producing supercharged 5.2-liter V8 monster engine.
Also, the engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which sends power to the rear wheels. As expected, the EPA rating is abysmal. 12 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 14 mpg combined.
2021 Lamborghini Aventador
With start-stop technology and an inbuilt cylinder deactivation system, the Lamborghini Aventador still manages to churn out unimpressive fuel economy ratings. Now, imagine the supercar without those fuel-saving mechanisms.
Both the coupe and the roadster versions for the 2021 year model have the same EPA ratings of 9 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the highway, all for a combined rating of 10 mpg. Realistically, no one expected better from a 730 horsepower-producing V12 engine.
2018 Koenigsegg Agera RS
The Koenigsegg Agera RS pooled features from the Agera R and Agera S, and it also adopted several new technology and features from the One:1. An amazing lightweight sports car that has been optimized for the track, the Agera RS is so fast it was once the world’s fastest production car.
But that came at a very thirsty cost. Churning out a head-spinning output of 1160 horses, the supercar could only return an EPA rating of 11 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and combined 13 mpg.
2021 Rolls-Royce Dawn
Being a convertible luxury grand tourer, the 2021 Rolls-Royce Dawn forced itself into this list of sports cars with some absurd level of thirst for fuel. But the thirst would most likely be forgiven by a majority of automotive enthusiasts. Reasons?
It has an interior fit for royalty, and the 2021 Rolls-Royce Dawn also features an incredible powerplant under the hood; a 563 horses V12 engine that provides quiet cruising pleasure. EPA rates it at 12 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 14 mpg combined.
2021 Lamborghini Huracán
A raucous V10, extremely exhilarating performance, heavenly interior, and an incredible aesthetic prowess that puts the 2021 Lamborghini Huracán’s starting price at $214,866 — whoever acquires this supercar might not have 99 problems, but a fuel-guzzling powerplant definitely is one. And it’s truly a guzzler.
EPA rates the supercar at 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 combined. The culprit? A naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 capable of an output of 631 horsepower on the all-wheel-drive versions.
Due to the larger size and weight, fuel economy is one of the most important details to take into consideration when buying a new SUV.
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