Luxury cars are special in every way, from the state-of-the-art technology powering them and rare materials appointing their interiors to the aerospace-grade compounds they're built with to keep their weight down. Unlike most of the cars the rest of us drive, luxury cars are the epitome of wealth in another way -- the amount of gas it takes to power them.
Forbes has come out with a list of the "Top 10 Gas Guzzlers of 2007," or as we like to call them, the "Top 10 Ways to Support the Petroleum Market Via Automobiles" for a more positive spin. Topping the list (after a long list of disclaimers including how the 2007 GM HUMMER SUV doesn't appear on the list because the EPA hasn't rated it yet and other qualifiers) is the Lamborghini Murciélago two-door, which costs $3,505 per year to operate. In a three-way tie for second, the Bentley Arnage sedan, Bentley Azure convertible and Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano coupe all come in at $3,213.
These and other cars on the list, such as the Aston Martin DB9 and the Ferrari F430, are unlikely to be daily drivers; however, other vehicles on the list, like the GMC Sierra, Nissan Armada and Jeep Grand Cherokee do a bit more traveling. The moral of the story for the environmentally aware? If you're not up for one of the newfangled electric supercars, you won't feel too bad taking your Maybach out on the weekends if your daily driver gets great mileage.