Exotic luxury cars are usually not the type of automobiles that you associate with being fuel efficient or getting good gas mileage. In fact, because they’re usually known for great performance and insanely fast top speed, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a fuel-efficient exotic car.
However, just like with any other class of vehicle, some exotic luxury cars do get better gas mileage than others. Therefore, if decent gas mileage is one of your requirements in an exotic luxury car, knowing a particular exotic car’s MPG rating may be something you’re interested in. So, this article will try to provide a little insight into which exotic cars are a little easier on your wallet when it’s time to fill up.
If you’re looking to save money at the pump with an exotic car, it only makes sense to choose vehicles that have smaller engines. While many of the most popular exotic luxury cars often come with 8, 10 or even 12 cylinder engines, there are a few fun to drive exotics that come with a smaller 6 cylinder engine.
For example, Lotus produces two very popular exotic cars that actually get very decent gas mileage. The Lotus Elise gets up to 27 miles per gallon on the highway, while the Lotus Exige gets a very respectable 26 miles per gallon. Both vehicles are described as being extremely fun to drive and are popular due to their quick acceleration and superb handling.
Another very popular six cylinder exotic car is the Porsche 911. Although some trim level models of the 911 are capable of incredible speeds, the base model Porsche 911 is rather fuel efficient and gets up to 25 miles per gallon. The popular Porsche Cayman is also available in a six cylinder version and gets mileage numbers that are comparable to that of the 911.
Although not as popular as their gasoline engine powered cousins, there are a few exotic vehicles that make use of alternative fuels or are hybrids that use electricity and gasoline. There are even a few exotic vehicles that are capable of driving at very high speeds using an all electric motor system with batteries.
For instance, the new Fisker Karma has caused quite a stir in the world of exotic cars. The Karma can achieve a top speed of over 125 miles per hour, runs off an electric motor and 3 cylinder diesel engine and has a range of about 300 miles between plug-in charges. The vehicle burns no fuel at all for the first 50 miles, and is said to provide fuel economy of up to 100 mpg. The vehicle looks like no other hybrid car you have ever seen and is considered a value among enthusiasts with a price of just under $90,000.
If you want an exotic car that will never require a drop of fuel, the Tesla Roadster may be just the answer. The vehicle is run completely off of batteries and an electric engine, has a range of up to 200 miles and can go from 0 – 60 mph in less than 4 seconds. If you are willing to wait up to 18 months to take delivery, you purchase one for about $110,000. If you are not, then add another $55,000 to climb up on the list.