If you’re buying a sports car, you probably don’t think about fuel efficiency. After all, sports cars are aimed at driving pleasure, looking great, and getting from one place to another quickly. But in case you were wondering, here are five of the least fuel-efficient sports cars in the current consumer market.
1. 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye
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The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the cutest dog in the Challenger lineup. The SRT Hellcat Redeye is equipped with a supercharged V8 propulsion engine that puts out 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. according to AutolistThat’s more power than the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and Chevrolet Corvette, the Challenger’s main competitors.
The Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye can also go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. All this power and performance comes at a price. As such, the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye achieves a maximum of 13 mpg city and 22 mpg highway according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
2.2022 Audi R8
The Audi R8 is easily one of the most attractive and powerful supercars that money can buy. It’s powered by a 5.2-liter V10 that produces 562 horsepower and 402 lb-ft of torque and is connected to a seven-speed DCT. That power is directed to all four wheels via the brand’s Quattro system, however, it also translates to poor fuel economy. As such, only the Audi R8 was able to achieve up to 13 mpg city, 19 mpg city, and 19 mpg highway.
3. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is one of the most powerful sports cars you can buy. It’s powered by Ford’s 5.2-liter V8 engine, which makes 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. It’s also rear-wheel drive and comes with a 7-speed automatic transmission. However, the Shelby GT500 can be a pain at the pump as it can only get up to 12 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
4. 2022 Chevrolet Corvette
The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car icon. The mid-engined and aggressive styling fits right into many of the European supercars on the market today – and its engine underpins it. Under the hood is a 6.2L V8 engine mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. This engine generates an impressive 495 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels, but it also doesn’t get the best fuel economy. according to BotherYou can expect up to 16 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
5. Bugatti Chiron Power Sport
We had to include at least one supercar in the mix, so here’s the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport. This car is clearly intended for the tracks with a W16 8.0-liter quad-turbo engine, all-wheel drive, and a 7-speed automatic transmission. It even has a functional rear spoiler to help with downforce at high speeds. However, all of these features — including the spoiler — equate to this car getting about 10 mpg in combined driving. According to Autolist, that means the Chiron Pur Sport can burn through all its gas before the Prius burns just three gallons.
Fuel-efficient sports cars
While there are plenty of supercars and other supercars that can easily be added to this list, we’ve picked a few that are already available to most Americans. Of course, $60,000-100,000 isn’t exactly cheap, but these cars are much more common. Besides, those who can afford it probably don’t think about poor fuel economy or even the high cost of gas.
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