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  TopSpeed’s Ten Best articles are an unbiased look at the cars in the automotive industry. Each Top Ten is created by selecting a segment and comparing the top cars in that category within a certain set pricing limit.

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SSC Ultimate Aero

You get into your car, start it up, and commence to personify your unbridled passion for speed. You start off slow, warming up to the idea of cruising at speeds unmentionable to the common driver. When the moment is right, you begin to let your foot power down harder and harder as you begin your acceleration. The car instantly launches forward as the power glides itself through the engine and onto the road. The sweet sounds of the motor revving thrill you as you proceed to go faster and faster.

Setting the mood for this top ten seemed a little easy when dealing with the car porn we are about to show you. Speed is something we are very passionate about so it seemed appropriate to deliver a little bang for your buck (pun absolutely intended) before showing you the top ten fastest cars.

Hit the jump for our climactic list.

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Tata may resurrect Daimler

Badge engineering is when one company slaps their logo on someone else’s car without changing much else. We’re pretty sure it happens when auto executives go strolling around the auto shows and then say, “Hey, that looks good, can I get one too?” A phrase that works fine when a car exec spots an ice cream cone, but doesn’t work well for car manufacturing.

Sometimes this has worked out fine for auto manufactures (like the Porsche Cayenne /VW Touareg /Audi Q7 ), and other times are a little half-baked (GM still apologizes for the Cadillac Cimarron.) This list celebrates the latter.

We give leniency for to many of companies who sell the same car under different names to different markets (Daewoo, we’re looking at you.) This list is more about the thinly rebadged for another company, the same company using cars that directly compete, and cars that didn’t need to be repeated. The rules for this one are simple, the car had to be for sale somewhere in the world in 2008 and be another company’s bastard lovechild.

Here is the list (in alphabetical order) of the top ten worst badge engineering jobs for 2008:

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Volkswagen Scirocco

Merry Christmas. Here are ten cars that you won’t be under the tree this year; it’s the top ten cars not sold in the U.S.

The rules for this one are simple, the car cannot be available for sale in the United States. We do know our readers are international, so its okay for those outside the U.S. to rub it in if you can buy one in your home country. Even better, in the spirit of the giving season, you can make us feel better by sharing cars that you wish were available in your home country.

We’re hopeful that maybe if we’re really, really good, Santa will drop some of the following cars in our driveway next year.

Here is the list (in alphabetical order) of the top ten car not sold in the U.S. of 2008:

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Scion Hako Coupe Concept

These are the cars that the executives presenting them couldn’t hide the ‘WTF’ face, and no amount of booth babes could make them attractive. These are the top (bottom) ten worst concept cars of 2008.

Most of these cars made this list because they were ugly. So comment away, because beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

A few made this list because they are utterly useless. That’s a tough distinction to make. Many concept cars are not practical, but some stand out as a complete waste of space.

Just like yesterday’s top ten concept cars, these ten bottom-feeders must have been in an auto show or officially recognized by a car manufacturer in 2008.

So here is the list (in alphabetical order) of the top ten worst concept cars of 2008:

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Citroen Concept GT

Last week was the top ten cars for 2008, but we still want to dream, so these are the top ten concept cars from 2008. The rules for this are much simpler: the car had to be in an auto show or officially recognized by a car manufacturer in 2008.

That leaves a pretty big field still out there so we narrowed it down further by eliminating cars that are have already been altered to their final production form (like the European Ford Focus RS ), or cars that were a concept at the beginning of 2008 and are already for sale. As always, write-ins are encouraged (we may even change the list with enough protest.)

So here is the list (in alphabetical order) of the top ten concept cars of 2008:

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Nissan GT-R

We are getting to the year end so we will be presenting plenty of lists of our top ten favorites. To start it off, TopSpeed’s Top Ten New Cars.

Here are the rules:

- The car must be new or significantly improved this year
- These are manufacture’s car not tuner cars
- All cars must be available for sale in the U.S. (cars not sold in the U.S. will be its own list)
- We do not have to pick from this list as our car of the year
- Write-ins are encouraged (we may even change the list with enough protest)

So here is our list of the top ten (in alphabetical order) new cars:

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Cadillac may be making valiant efforts to compete against Japanese and German marques, but those looking to buy used aren’t interested. The Cadillac DTS and STS were among the ten luxury cars with the lowest residual value after five years listed by Forbes Magazine, based on statistics compiled by the publishers of the Kelley Blue Book. Of course, though the list makes interesting reading, it does not necessarily reflect the residual value of a current model. Though American products (...)
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Everybody’s got there own list, but Cars.com polled its readers to create a new list, in honor of the release of “Transformers.” Here they are: “Back to the Future’s” DeLorean DMC-12 “Smokey and the Bandit’s” Pontiac Pontiac Trans-Am “Ferris Buehler’s” Ferrari Ferrari 250 GT “Goldfinger” and Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 Aston Martin DB5 “Bullitt’s” Mustang fastback “Wayne’s World’s” AMC Pacer “American Graffiti:” the “piss yellow” 32 Ford Ford deuce coupe “The Blues Brothers” ex-cop car Dodge Dodge Monaco “Ghostbuster’s” 1959 Cadillac ambulance “The Italian (...)
How much are you willing to pay for luxury? How much is enough and what is the best investment to do when buying a new luxury car? All of us know that the Veyron is the most expensive car, and US makes no exception. But then again, the Veyron is not a car for the old granny that wants to own a luxury car (that’s because there is no other way she can impress a younger guy!). So, which are the most expensive cars in USA? That’s if you are interested and want all the people to know you are (...)
Source: ForbesAutos

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