Insure.com: Nissan GT-R Most Expensive Car to Insure
Insure.com calculated average car insurance premiums for almost 300 vehicles in model year 2009. Insure.com's average car insurance rankings are available in Excel or Word format by contacting Amy Danise, editor of Insure.com, at 860-386-6446.
Topping the list is the Nissan GT-R, which Nissan bills as a "multi performance supercar" that delivers fantasy driving.
The GT-R's supercharged engine helped drive it to the top. It's a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6 with 485 horsepower. Compare that to the Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6, with a horsepower of 271. Or take the Smart Fortwo, the smallest car available and one of the least expensive to insure, which has 71 horsepower.
Owners of the GT-R buy it for power and speed, and their drivng habits will be reflected in frequent and expensive insurance claims.
GT-R owners who are young with less-than-spotless driving records could easily see their annual car insurance premiums zoom to several thousand dollars.
Sports cars dominate the "most expensive" roster, along with theft favorites like the Cadillac Escalade.