Does fuel inefficiency go hand in hand with speed and beauty? You bet your ass it does! I mean, let’s be honest, the most attractive and luxurious cars in Singapore also happen to guzzle the most fuel at the pump.
Seriously, when a car has a V8 or V12 engine with 500+ Horsepower (HP), you’re basically riding with enough horses under the hood to declare yourself the Khal/Khaleesi of your neighborhood. And those “horses” require quite a bit of petrol, as you can imagine.
Here are the 5 most fuel inefficient cars on Singapore’s roads today:
1. Bentley Continental GT
Ah, the Bentley Continental GT, the preferred car of professional basketball players and rap stars. Why?
It’s got a powerful 500-HP V8 engine, all-wheel drive capability, and interior customization options that would make any Middle Eastern dictator smile.
It’s also a car with fuel economy that’s so bad – you’ll probably end up on some environmental group’s “watch” list.
Fuel Efficiency: 16.6 l/100km
Annual Fuel Cost: $7,538.06 (98 Octane Fuel)
2. Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Chances are good you’ve heard the phrase, “it’s what’s on the ‘inside’ that counts.” Based on appearance, the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta’s profile is closer to a Maserati coupe than the typical Ferrari sports car.
But it’s what’s on the “inside” that counts – in this case, a 730-HP V12 engine that can go from 0km-100km in 3 seconds.
Yes, the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a beast in packaged in a beautiful aluminum chassis. And when it gets hungry – it really drinks its fill at the gas pump.
Price: $1,500,000 (w/out COE)
Fuel Efficiency: 16.3 l/100km
Annual Fuel Cost: $7,401.83
3. Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
The Lamborghini Aventador is nothing short of a jet engine on wheels. I’m not kidding. Lamborghini’s chief designer actually based his design concept on the F-22 and F-35 fighter jets.
Then again, why does anyone buy a Lamborghini in the first place?
It all goes back to some Top Gun or race car driver fantasy where you’re obliterating other commuters on the road – and burning a ton of gas in the process.
Fuel Efficiency: 16 l/100km
Annual Fuel Cost: $7,265.60 (98 Octane Fuel)
4. Maserati Quattroporte GTS
The Maserati Quattroporte is a luxury 4-door sedan with a secret – it has the engine performance of an Italian sports car with a 523-HP V8 engine.
That makes the Maserati Quattroporte pretty appealing to car drivers who want a safe and comfortable car they can use to drop off the kids and live out their race car driver fantasies – at the cost of poor fuel efficiency.
Fuel Efficiency: 15.7 l/100km
Annual Fuel Cost: $7,129.37 (98 Octane Fuel)
5. Maserati MC Stradale 4-Seater
If there’s one thing Maserati does well, it’s combining the best of Italian luxury and speed to create a car that has such beautiful curves and contours – you can call it the “automotive” Kate Upton.
The Maserati MC Stradale 4-seater is just that, as it features the finest leather, wood, and metallic materials in its interior. And since it’s a 4-seater, it’s a car you can easily use as a badass family car.
Ah, one little thing I forgot to mention – it also features a 454-HP V8 engine that can go from 0km-100km in 4.7 seconds. I don’t know of many family cars that can pull of that feat.
Fuel Efficiency: 15.5 l/100km
Annual Fuel Cost: $7,038.55
Data Sources: For this article, all fuel efficiency data was collected from LTA fuel economy data. Fuel costs were calculated from the Shell station price board based on 19,000 km per year (LTA average)
Final Note: There are plenty of reasons to buy a car other than just fuel economy, but with oil being an unstable commodity that’s subject to rapid price changes, fuel savings definitely shouldn’t be ignored.
Thankfully, there are credit cards that offer very good petrol discounts – just read our article 3 Best Credit Cards for Drivers in Singapore to find out more.
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