Top 10 Worst Cars for Planet Earth

Adam Eisman - Contributing Writer
Posted on Saturday 27th June 2009

The Environmental Transport Association has recently released its list of the 10 worst automobiles for the planet in terms of emissions.

10) Bentley Motors Continental Flying Spur Speed – This Flying Fur Speed luxury automobile gets a paltry 17 miles per gallon, while releasing 398 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.

9) Cadillac Escalade – The Escalade is a staple of rap videos, but this off road V8 behemoth is seriously harming the global environment. It gets 17.4 miles per gallon while emitting 383 grams of CO2 per kilometer driven.

8) Aston Martin Lagonda DB9 08MY – Even if I pooled together the total earnings of everyone destined to read this article, we still would not be able to afford this car, which is ok by me, because once we owned it, we would have to take second and third jobs to pay for gas. The car gets 17.1 miles per gallon, and releases 394 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

7) Lamborghini Gallardo – This is a sports car with significant oomph, however that need for speed will have you stopping for gas a lot. It only gets 16.6 miles per gallon while releasing 400 grams of CO2.

6) Aston Martin Lagonda V12 Vantage – I amazed this car can go a block without a refill with 12 cylinders pumping fuel throughout the engine block. It gets 17.2 miles per gallon and emits 388 g/km.

5) Bentley Motors Azure – If you thought that only SUVs could get less than 15 miles per gallon, you were wrong. This luxury automobile gets 14.1 miles per gallon, and releases 465 grams per kilometer driven.

4) Bentley Motors Arnage – Another luxury vehicle makes the list, coming in at 14.5 miles per gallon. It gives off the same amount of carbon dioxide as the Azure.

3) Bentley Motors Brooklands – This luxury coupe is identical in mileage and emissions to the Arnage. It is amazing how much money one needs to spend to look flashy while wasting the day away standing next to a gas pump.

2) Lamborghini Murcielago – At 13.3 miles per gallon and carbon dioxide emissions of 495 grams per kilometer, this sports vehicle is one of the least efficient machines ever driven. But hey, the doors open up - cool!

1) Dodge Cabriolet – We’re number 1! We’re number 1! This car gets a staggering 13.4 miles per gallon and 488 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer, which has qualified it as the Environmental Transport Association’s least efficient car on the road. It just makes you proud to be an American…

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