Meanwhile, drivers who confused themselves with Saudi princes and indulged their inner gas-guzzler when fuel was cheap are paying the price at the pump with their weighty rides. Here are some of their most notable offenders.
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
The mighty ZR1, known as "America's Super Car," is powered by a 638-horsepower engine, gets to 60 miles per hour in the world-class time of 3.8 seconds, and is capable of a top speed of 205 miles per hour. Good luck finding someplace where you can test those numbers. As the old saw goes, the `Vette will pass everything on the road except for a gas station. Figure on 14 mpg city/21 mpg highway for $112,000 worth of "velocity unleashed."