#7: 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
- MPG: 14
- Engine type: gasoline (manual 6-speed)
- Car type: all-wheel drive, two-seater
- Fuel cost per year: $4,300
- Sticker price/base model: $225,400 (2012)
The Gallardo Spyder is capable of reaching 62 mph in four seconds and can travel at a top speed of 201 mph. Its fuel tank capacity is 21.1 gallons. Like most sports cars, Lamborghinis privilege aesthetics and performance at tremendous speeds over practical considerations such as fuel economy. For example, the Spyder distinguishes itself from other Lamborghinis by being lighter — it’s made mostly of carbon fiber and has polycarbonate windows. Firmer suspensions and aerodynamic enhancements also improve this car’s speed. It would seem Lamborghinis, and those like it, attract drivers who consider ferocious power and fantastic noises more important than the financial experience at the gas station.