Not only is the Porsche 911 often considered the quintessential sportscar, it's also the tenth most expensive new vehicle in the United States to insure. Surely this news surprises no one, and we somehow doubt that anyone who can afford the $75K-plus sticker price will find it particularly difficult to pay the additional $1,819 or so per year to insure it. Click here for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S.
So, why's the 2009 Lexus IS-F the ninth most expensive new vehicle in the U.S. to insure? Probably because it's capable of doing what you see in the photo above. If that's how you plan to drive, though, you'll spend way more replacing rear tires than the $1,881 on average it costs to insure the IS-F. Click here for a high-res image gallery of the 2008 Lexus IS-F sedan.
Wow. At $1,912 on average per year, it costs more to insure a new HUMMER H2 than a 2009 Porsche 911. We wouldn't have guessed it, but at nearly $60K to start, it's not terribly surprising. No matter, if you're willing to pump hundreds of dollars worth of fuel in your new H2 each and every month, you're probably willing to pay the insurance on it. Click here for a high-res gallery of rock crawling fun with the 2008 HUMMER H2.
Hand-built 500-hp 5.0-liter V10 engine? Check. 7-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) with steering wheel paddle shifters or 6-speed manual transmission? Check. Well, it all sounds good so far, right? Let's see... what else do we have here? $85,500 dollar base price? Um, check. $2,020 average monthly insurance bill? *Gulp* Believe it or not, the 2009 BMW M5 is not the most expensive sedan to insure in America. Wanna see what is? Click above to find out. Oh, and click here for a high-res image gallery of the 2008 BMW M5.
Ah yes, the Audi S8. Here we have what may be the ultimate expression of a proper gentleman's pay-no-attention-to-me performance sedan. To complete the image, we'll take ours in stealth black. What's that? The S8 comes with a $96,200 base price and costs an average of $2,071 per year to insure? Guess we'll pass. Click here for a high-res image gallery of the 2007 Audi S8 sedan.
Call it the G-Class, the G-Wagen or the Geländewagen. Regardless of your moniker of choice, with an average price of $2,088 per year to insure it, you can also call the 2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class the fifth most expensive vehicle to insure in the United States. Click here for a high-res image gallery of the G-Class circa 2007.
Ford Shelby GT500
It comes as little surprise that the top four most expensive 2009 vehicles to insure in the States are all sportscars with somewhere near 500 ponies kicking around underhood. Of this rarified crew, the Ford Mustang GT500 is the least expensive to insure, coming in at an average of $2,186 per year. As far as we're concerned, that's not such a bad deal when compared to the three cars ahead. Click here for a high-res image gallery of the brand new 2010 Ford Mustang GT500.
BMW's range-topping M6 sport coupe averages a whopping $2,236 per year to insure. That's fine, it also costs a little over a $100,000 to buy, so at least the insurance costs are commensurate with its sticker price. Naturally, we'd wager that the 500-horsepower V10 engine sitting quietly underhood probably has a little something to do with its hefty premiums too. Click here for a high-res image gallery of the 2008 BMW M6.
Imagine that. A fire-breathing 8.4-liter V10 engine that pumps out 600 horsepower tends to raise insurance rates. Still, with an average insurance premium of $2,446 per year, it's not the most expensive car to insure in America. Interestingly, though, the one car that does cost more to insure both costs less to purchase and has less horsepower than the Viper. Got an idea of what mythical movie monster car we're talking about? Click above to find out for sure, and click here for a high-res image gallery of the 2008 Dodge Viper ACR.
By now, you've probably guessed that the Nissan GT-R is the most expensive vehicle on average to insure in the United States. By virtue of its 485-hp twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6, all-wheel drive and enough computing power to send launch a manned trip to the moon, the GT-R is just about the most talked- and written-about vehicle to make it Stateside in at least the last decade. Apparently, Godzilla's reputation proceeds it, as its managed to snag this dubious honor after just one year on the market. Average cost per year: $2,533. Click here for a high-res image gallery of the 2008 Nissan GT-R.