2009's Hottest Sports Cars

2009's Hottest Sports Cars

Despite rising gas prices and an economic slowdown, there's no shortage of super-pricey, super-fast models. In fact, there seem to be more new ones costing six figures and up every year.

We've assembled a list of the latest and greatest models introduced for 2009. They're listed in alphabetical order.
Koenigsegg CCXR Edition

Koenigsegg CCXR Edition

Price: $2,200,000 (est) | 0-62 mph: 2.9 seconds
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

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport

Price: $2,000,000 | 0-60 mph: 2.5 seconds
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

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Price: $102,450 | 0-60 mph: 3.4 seconds
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.
Ferrari California

Ferrari California

Price: $190,000 | 0-60 mph: "less than 4.0 seconds"
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.
Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R

Price: $69,850 | 0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds
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.
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