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Bugatti Veyron Is EPA's Biggest Fuel Burner

The US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) recently rolled out a report in which it names the 2011 Toyota Prius the most fuel efficient car in the country, as it achieved mileage figures of 51 mpg (4.61 l/100km) city and 48 mpg (4.9 l/100km) highway. At the opposite pole, it's the Veyron, Bugatti's best-seller that achieved 8 mpg (29.4 liters/100 km) in city driving and 15 mpg (15.5 liters/100 km) on the highway.

The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid FWD, together with the 2011 Mercury Milan Hybrid FWD and the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid FWD come second with fuel consumption figures of 41 mpg (5.7 l/100km) city and 36 mpg (6.5 l/100km) highway.

The podium is completed by the 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid and the 2011 Honda Insight Hybrid, two models that returned a mileage of 40 mpg (5.8 l/100km) city and 43 mpg (5.4 l/100km) highway.

“Increasing fuel efficiency is important for our environment, our economy and our health - and it helps families save money at the pump,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “This guide will help consumers make the right choice for the environment and for their wallets when buying a car.”

Of course, don't expect Bugatti Veyron buyers to be influenced by these negative numbers as nobody on Earth would expect to go from naught to sixty-two in 3.2 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 253 mph (407 km/h) without burning very much fuel. And by the way, the 8.0-liter engine installed on the Veyron develops 1001 horsepower, so 8 mpg might be pretty good actually...

 
 
 
 
 

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