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Revealed: Britain's ten thirstiest cars

  1. If you’re older than 100 and American, you’ll surely remember where you were on December 1, 1913 - the momentous day Gulf Refining Company opened the very first modern fuel station… in the world.

    On its first day, the Pennsylvania-based petrol station pumped 30 gallons of fuel at 27 cents a pop (a net total of $8.10, dropouts) - which is roughly £1 a litre in modern money. Which, considering there were only 500,000 automobiles on the road, seems pretty cheap.

    Since then, we’ve seen the cost of petrol fall, fall and then rise. And rise. And rise. And, despite industry trends to downsize engines, there’s still no shortage in cars desperate to devour as much petrol as possible.

    So here we present to you the top ten thirstiest cars on sale in Britain this year, as calculated by those motoring boffins at CAP Automotive. Ferrari, Aston, Bentley: we need to talk about your drinking problem.

  2. 10: Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Coupe

    Engine: 6.3-litre V12
    Combined MPG: 18.8
    Fuel costs for 36,000 miles: £11355.32

    Data supplied by CAP Automotive

  3. 9: Aston Martin Virage Coupe

    Engine: 6.0-litre V12
    Combined MPG: 18.8
    Fuel costs for 36,000 miles: £11355.32

    Data supplied by CAP Automotive

  4. 8: Maserati Granturismo Coupe

    Engine: 4.2-litre V8
    Combined MPG: 18.2
    Fuel costs for 36,000 miles: £11729.67

    Data supplied by CAP Automotive

  5. 7: Vauxhall VXR8 Saloon

    Engine: 6.2-litre V8
    Combined MPG: 18.8
    Fuel costs for 36,000 miles: £11860.00

    Data supplied by CAP Automotive

  6. 6: Lamborghini Aventador Coupe

    Engine: 6.5-litre V12
    Combined MPG: 17.7
    Fuel costs for 36,000 miles: £12061.02

    Data supplied by CAP Automotive

  7. 5: Ferrari FF Coupe

    Engine: 6.3-litre V12
    Combined MPG: 17.3
    Fuel costs for 36,000 miles: £12339.88

    Data supplied by CAP Automotive

  8. 4: Aston Martin V12 Vantage

    Engine: 6.0-litre V12
    Combined MPG: 17.3
    Fuel costs for 36,000 miles: £12339.88

    Data supplied by CAP Automotive

  9. 3: Aston Martin DBS Coupe

    Engine: 6.0-litre V12
    Combined MPG: 17.2
    Fuel costs for 36,000 miles: £12411.63

    Data supplied by CAP Automotive

  10. 2: Bentley Mulsanne

    Engine: 6.8-litre V8
    Combined MPG: 16.8
    Fuel costs for 36,000 miles: £12707.14

    Data supplied by CAP Automotive

  11. 1: Bentley Flying Spur

    Engine: 6.0-litre W12
    Combined MPG: 13.0
    Fuel costs for 36,000 miles: £16421.54

    Data supplied by CAP Automotive

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