What were your favorite cars of 2011?

TopGear.com have named some of their favorite cars from 2011 including cars like the Lamborghini Aventador and the Porsche 911 Carrera S (see the photoset above for some, click the link for the rest.)

There are some quality picks in there but we wonder what your favorite cars were. What say you?

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The Ferrari-beating Hennessey Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8
This is the Hennessey HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8…

That 800 in the moniker stands, naturally, for how many horses have  been strapped under the Santa-spec red bonnet. 805bhp, to be precise,  that ride shotgun with 823 torques to give a 0-60mph time of 3.1  seconds. That’s fractionally, fractionally faster than a  Ferrari 458 Italia. Mr Hennessey tells us it’ll do the standing quarter  mile in 10.9 seconds, travelling at 130mph.
That massive 6.4-litre V8 gets rebigulated to 7 litres, treated to  two turbos and mated to an upgraded transmission and torque converter.  It also gets 20in wheels, much leather and Alcantara, a Brembo brake  system, lowered sports suspension and a carbon fibre lip spoiler.
Just 24 will be built, with  prices starting from £150,000 ($235,000).

Want to learn more about this beast? Visit TopGear.com

The Ferrari-beating Hennessey Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8

This is the Hennessey HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8…

That 800 in the moniker stands, naturally, for how many horses have been strapped under the Santa-spec red bonnet. 805bhp, to be precise, that ride shotgun with 823 torques to give a 0-60mph time of 3.1 seconds. That’s fractionally, fractionally faster than a Ferrari 458 Italia. Mr Hennessey tells us it’ll do the standing quarter mile in 10.9 seconds, travelling at 130mph.

That massive 6.4-litre V8 gets rebigulated to 7 litres, treated to two turbos and mated to an upgraded transmission and torque converter. It also gets 20in wheels, much leather and Alcantara, a Brembo brake system, lowered sports suspension and a carbon fibre lip spoiler.

Just 24 will be built, with prices starting from £150,000 ($235,000).

Want to learn more about this beast? Visit TopGear.com

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And now the most expensive car wreck of all time? The $28.5M Ferrari 250 GTO.
From one of our favorite carpr0n sites, wreckedexotics.com:

Touted as the Ferrari that most successfully embodies the traits of  the marque, the 1962-64 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most valuable car in  the world.  In 2008 an anonymous English buyer bought a 250 GTO at  auction for a record $28,500,000.  The crash below represents a car  worth more than the combined value of all 14 Enzos involved in  accidents.  It is simply unbelievable that an owner would even dare take  this car on the road.    After a track event involving historic cars, the owner of this rare  beast rammed into the back of another car after traffic slowed down.

And now the most expensive car wreck of all time? The $28.5M Ferrari 250 GTO.

From one of our favorite carpr0n sites, wreckedexotics.com:

Touted as the Ferrari that most successfully embodies the traits of the marque, the 1962-64 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most valuable car in the world. In 2008 an anonymous English buyer bought a 250 GTO at auction for a record $28,500,000. The crash below represents a car worth more than the combined value of all 14 Enzos involved in accidents. It is simply unbelievable that an owner would even dare take this car on the road. After a track event involving historic cars, the owner of this rare beast rammed into the back of another car after traffic slowed down.

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Big supercar crash in Japan… but we’re a little fuzzy on the “most expensive” bit.

The internet’s been fizzing all day today with reports of a very  painful, very expensive 14-car crash on the Chugoku highway in  Shimonoseki, Japan. Largely because it involved a convoy of Ferraris.  And a Toyota Prius. The lead driver of said convoy, which was  journeying to Hiroshima for a supercar meet, attempted to change lanes  but hit a barrier, spun out and caused all the cars to crash horribly,  embroiling a Toyota in the process. Luckily, nobody was injured. But it  remains a deeply troubling sight. Something else has also unsettled us. Depending on your news source of choice, there were eight Ferraris involved, three Mercedes-Benzes, a Nissan Skyline and a Lamborghini Diablo. Now,  we’ve had a look at all the footage and we can only identify six  Ferraris (two 355s, a black 360 with racy bolt-on parts, a red 360 with  racy bolt-on parts, a 430 Scuderia and a cocaine-white 512 Testarossa).  But no Lamborghini. Or Skyline.
What’s got us most confused is the estimate of these destroyed cars  collective worth. If you believe The Telegraph, the total adds up to as  much as $4 million, while BBC News claims 300 million Yen (or $3.8 million)….

But the costs of these cars do not equal up to anywhere near $1MM.
So what *is* the most expensive supercar crash in the world?

Big supercar crash in Japan… but we’re a little fuzzy on the “most expensive” bit.

The internet’s been fizzing all day today with reports of a very painful, very expensive 14-car crash on the Chugoku highway in Shimonoseki, Japan. Largely because it involved a convoy of Ferraris. And a Toyota Prius.

The lead driver of said convoy, which was journeying to Hiroshima for a supercar meet, attempted to change lanes but hit a barrier, spun out and caused all the cars to crash horribly, embroiling a Toyota in the process. Luckily, nobody was injured. But it remains a deeply troubling sight.

Something else has also unsettled us.

Depending on your news source of choice, there were eight Ferraris involved, three Mercedes-Benzes, a Nissan Skyline and a Lamborghini Diablo.

Now, we’ve had a look at all the footage and we can only identify six Ferraris (two 355s, a black 360 with racy bolt-on parts, a red 360 with racy bolt-on parts, a 430 Scuderia and a cocaine-white 512 Testarossa). But no Lamborghini. Or Skyline.

What’s got us most confused is the estimate of these destroyed cars collective worth. If you believe The Telegraph, the total adds up to as much as $4 million, while BBC News claims 300 million Yen (or $3.8 million)….

But the costs of these cars do not equal up to anywhere near $1MM.

So what *is* the most expensive supercar crash in the world?

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There are few cars more beautiful than a Ferrari Daytona

(Pictures taken from Top Gear series 12, episode 5)

There are few cars more beautiful than a Ferrari Daytona

(Pictures taken from Top Gear series 12, episode 5)

(Source: mariegc)

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The Ferrari ‘Celeritas’ student concept
Designed by Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design (IAAD) student Aldo Schurmann, the Celeritas, translated  from Latin as ‘swiftness’ or ‘speed’, is a two-seat, ultimate speed  machine in the vein of the Enzo, designed “for no other purpose than  achieving outrageous speeds”.
Schurmann took inspiration for the design from a horse and a shark - two Top Gear vetted and approved animals - and mirrors the Enzo’s dimensions.
It looks like no other Ferrari we’ve ever seen — but maybe that’s a good thing?
Visit TopGear.com for more pretty pictures.

The Ferrari ‘Celeritas’ student concept

Designed by Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design (IAAD) student Aldo Schurmann, the Celeritas, translated from Latin as ‘swiftness’ or ‘speed’, is a two-seat, ultimate speed machine in the vein of the Enzo, designed “for no other purpose than achieving outrageous speeds”.

Schurmann took inspiration for the design from a horse and a shark - two Top Gear vetted and approved animals - and mirrors the Enzo’s dimensions.

It looks like no other Ferrari we’ve ever seen — but maybe that’s a good thing?

Visit TopGear.com for more pretty pictures.