The Venturi Fetish supercar didn't get on the list. Nor did the $1.2 million Bugatti Veyron. But the Tesla Roadster was honored by Forbes in its roundup of the year's best vehicles. The Forbes editors tabbed the Tesla as the year's "new car that lived up to the hype." The magazine focuses only on upscale cars, but the Venturi Fetish, which cost around $600,000 and only 25 will be built, didn't get a nod. Forbes said one electric car on the list is enough. The Lexus LS Hybrid was named "sexiest hybrid." The environmental community won't be too distressed about many other green cars making the list. Most of the winners--like the Cadillac Escalade, Bentley Arnage and 1,180-horsepower SSC Ultimate Aero TT--don't get better than 13 mpg in city driving.
[Source: Dan Lienert / Forbes.com]