Save the Planet – Drive a Porsche

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
save the planet drive a porsche

Say you're the average Ferrari F430 owner. Whether inspired by your conscience or an environmentally conscious mistress, you feel a sudden need to show your support for planet-saving consumerism. What do you do? Follow the advice of MSN Cars Green Motoring and trade that Italian eco-disaster for a Porsche 911. Citing its fuel economy and relatively low CO2 emissions, they compare the Porker to a number of exotics and declare it good. And if the base 911 isn't fast enough, they point out that the 911 Turbo pollutes less than your average F430, R8 or Gallardo and gets better mileage than any of them. Who needs a Prius when you can save the planet in a Porsche?

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  • NICKNICK NICKNICK on Aug 08, 2007

    heck, a boxster gets nearly 30mpg. boxster vs. malibu...

  • SherbornSean SherbornSean on Aug 08, 2007

    I'm sure Forbes will follow this up with a Top 10 list of greenest exotics

  • Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman on Aug 08, 2007

    Over a 30 mile span with speeds between 75 and 85 mph, I achieved 29 mpg in a Boxster.

  • Rpn453 Rpn453 on Aug 08, 2007

    I can understand how Porsches and Corvettes get decent mileage with lots of power, but I've never understood how Ferraris and Lamborghinis get such horrible mileage with the same power levels. Can it possibly be entirely due to gearing?