Playboy Picks Hottest Cars Of 2007 Top Honors Go To BMW Z4M Coupe
NEW YORK, December 8, 2006--What’s hot on the road this year? According the Playboy’s “2007 Cars of the Year,” street-legal speedsters, a hyper-quick hybrid, and a blast from the past that drives circles aroundthe competition.
The cars selected by Playboy were carefully chosen by an expert team of automotive writers who traveled the globe to test drive every new model they could get their hands on. They covered thousands of miles of the windiest, steepest, most challenging roads to sort the best from the rest. The vehicles featured in Playboy’s January issue (on newsstands and at www.playboydigital.com Friday, December 8) include:
BEST TWO-WAY PLAYER: VW Eos
Folding metal top opens and closes at the touch of a button
BEST SPORTS COUPE: Porsche 911 Turbo
The Turbo sprints from zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds
BEST SUV: Cadillac Escalade
Features a muscular 6.2-liter, 403 hp V8 and smooth six-speed automatic
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Ford Shelby GT500
Wide-mouth upper and lower grilles, and old-style front air dam, and a rear spoiler
BEST PICKUP: Toyota Tundra
Five inches wider and 10 inches longer than its predecessor
BEST ROADSTER: Saturn Sky Red Line
Traction control, a limited slip differential and antiskid technology all come standard.
BEST CROSS-DRESSER: Mazda CX-7
Wedge-shaped hatchback with knife-edge grille, 18-inch wheels and chopped roofline
THE AL GORE SPECIAL: Lexus GS 450h
Sports sedan hybrid combines a 3.5-liter V6 with a high-output electric- drive motor
PLAYBOY’S 2007 CAR OF THE YEAR: BMW Z4M Coupe
Boasts a 3.2 liter, 330-hp high-performance in-line six cylinder with a six-speed shifter
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