2009's Hottest Sports Cars
We've assembled a list of the latest and greatest models introduced for 2009. They're listed in alphabetical order.
Koenigsegg CCXR Edition
Top Speed: 254 mph | Mileage: N/A
The CCXR Edition from Swedish boutique automaker Koenigsegg gives the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 a run for its crown as the fastest, priciest production car in the world. Not only does its 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine produce a ridiculous 1,018 horsepower
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Top Speed: 250 mph
Mileage: 8 mpg city/16 mpg highway
As if owning an "ordinary" 1,001 horsepower $1.5 million Bugatti Veyron 16.4 isn't enough, the richest people in the world can now pay about $500,000 more to buy a new Grand Sport version that features a removable transparent polycarbonate roof panel.
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Top Speed: 205 mph
Mileage: 14 mpg city/21 mpg highway
A six-figure price is unheard of for a Corvette. But considering that it competes with cars costing three times as much, the new Corvette ZR1 still seems like a bargain. It's bursting with advanced technology. The hand-built supercharged 638-horsepower V8 engine is the centerpiece.
Top Speed: N/A | Mileage: N/A
For Ferrari, even a $190,000 limited-production convertible with jaw-dropping looks and neck-snapping performance is considered an "entry level" model -- and that's what the new California is. It is the first Ferrari to feature a retractable metal convertible top.
Top Speed: 193 mph
Mileage: 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway
The Nissan GT-R coupe outpaces some of the most desirable sports cars in the world for far less money. Although it's merely a Nissan, auto enthusiasts have been salivating over its arrival for years, after previously only being offered overseas.