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Top ten most polluting vehicles list dominated by supercars


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It's a truism that big power requires lots of fuel. There's simply no way around it. So it's not surprising that a newly compiled top 10 list of the world's most polluting passenger cars is composed primarily of supercars. Leading the way is the Bugatti Veyron, rated at a whopping 571g/km CO2.

That's 15% higher than number two on the list, the Lamborghini Murcielago, ticking over at 495g/km CO2 in coupe form, or 500g/km as a roadster. Third through sixth place are much more closely grouped, spanning two Ferraris and the Dodge Viper in addition to one of the only non-supercars on the list: the Bentley Arnage/Azure/Brooklands, rated at 465g/km.

Ferrari's 430 Scuderia and California are downright green by comparison, emitting just 360g/km and 310g/km respectively. Some cars that might make the list - such as SSC's Ultimate Aero - aren't included due to their very small volume production and somewhat lower profiles. Near misses to the list include the Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG (392g/km) and Rolls-Royce Phantom (377g/km).

By way of comparison to some more 'normal' cars, the Nissan 350Z emits 280g/km, BMW's M3 Coupe puts out 285g/km and the Chevrolet Corvette is rated at 316g/km.

Top Ten Most Polluting Cars:
1. Bugatti Veyron: 571g/km
2. Lamborghini Murcielago LP640: 495g/km (500g/km in Roadster form)
3. Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano: 490g/km
4. Ferrari 612 Scaglietti: 475g/km
5. Bentley Arnage/Azure/Brooklands: 465g/km
6. Dodge Viper SRT-10: 463g/km
7. Ferrari F430 (Coupe & Spider): 420g/km
8. Hummer H2: 412g/km
9. Mercedes G500: 400g/km
10. Bentley Continental GT/GTC/Flying Spur: 396g/km
Via: Autoblog.nl
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Comments (11)
  1. Once again a completely inaccurate and bogus list of left winged propaganda. Why?

    Almost none of these cars are driven daily or are they driven to their full potential when they are in use. I leave you all the link to the true winner of the most polluting vehicle.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RkfYCbKpt8


    Also this car is also more likely to be used daily and replaced sooner with the same car again according to a brand loyalty survey reported on this very website......
     
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  2. All european cars except for the viper at no. 5 and the hummer h2 at 8. How interesting.
     
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  3. Once again a completely inaccurate and bogus list of left winged propaganda. Why?

    Almost none of these cars are driven daily or are they driven to their full potential when they are in use. I leave you all the link to the true winner of the most polluting vehicle.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RkfYCbKpt8


    Also this car is also more likely to be used daily and replaced sooner with the same car again according to a brand loyalty survey reported on this very website......

    Wheels, while I appreciate your point, the list isn't of the most polluting vehicles in terms of overall emissions. It's in terms of emissions per kilometer (or whatever distance unit you prefer).

    For that matter, farm equipment, transport vehicles, ships and trains emit far more CO2 than any of these cars (however you care to measure it). And the Hummer H2 on that list will see quite a lot of mileage; there are many people that still commute in them.

    It's not an attack on the cars. We love supercars. But it doesn't hurt to keep things in perspective.
     
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  4. Actually it's not interesting at all. All those "European cars" are supercars, the best that the automotive world can offer. The only reason they're mostly European is because North America rarely makes supercars. It doesn't say anything about who pollutes more. Especially since those cars aren't driven enough to do much damage.

    The Hummer H2 on the other hand; a lot of stupid people drive those things all over the place, those do WAY more damage.
     
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  5. Hardly suprising. However, what is suprising is that the G55 AMG pollutes less than the G500. Huh?
     
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  6. Mike... i kno what you mean, but i think its by the lowest base model up, as you can see, the Ferrari Scuderia is not on that list either, and the Bentley Continental Speed isn't on either. So i believe its by base models not the top of the line.
     
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  7. Surprising the a lot of Ferraris got on the top 10 list. Except for the 599 GTB and 612.
     
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  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnfYr4Dp86k&feature=related
     
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  9. Nelsen,

    Thats just my point. Why print/write the story in the first place without having a counter offer, defence or putting the facts into perspective in the first place?

    Other wise you end up supporting such false and twisted facts and you have to come out and say "we love super cars" when we already know you do...

    As you can tell such twisted studies drive me nuts so I'll let it go.. until next time!
     
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  10. If it make Al Gore cry it's OK in my book. Drive these cars to the end of the world and back
     
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  11. It's a good thing there's 1,000,000 Civic's for every 599 GTB out there ;)
     
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