Playboy magazine's 2011 Cars of the Year

Playboy has revealed its list of the hottest models of 2011. But before you reach for your belt buckle, the winners are of the four-wheel variety – named the magazine’s nine favourite cars of the year.
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Playboy – famous for its informative and investigative articles – unveiled the list in the magazine’s January edition.

True to form, there were some curvier models, some with pretty faces, plenty of Europeans, and of course, a racy topless German (the analogy gets a little messy when trying to explain the two hybrids…)

Playboy’s 2011 Cars of the Year:

Best Hybrid – Honda CR-Z: “A serious two-seat hatchback sports coupe that has ample room for you, the girlfriend and a weekend’s worth of gear … It’s also great looking and stops women in their tracks.”

Best Convertible – Porsche Boxster Spyder

Best Sports Coupe – Cadillac CTS-V: “When Cadillac can build a car this good, we needn’t worry about General Motors’ survival.”

Best Bang for the Buck – Mazda2

Best Sports Sedan – Aston Martin Rapide: “Rapide is the most seductive four-door ever designed.”

Best SUV – Jeep Grand Cherokee

Most likely to succeed – Hyundai Equus: “Hyundai’s Equus was designed to compete against the best Lexus and the Germans have to offer – for about $US20,000 less. And damned if it doesn’t.”

Best Plug-in – Chevrolet Volt

Car of the Year – Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: “This is a vehicle that wants to be luxuriated in, with a throttle that begs to be pounded.”

Quite a good looking edition. I think we’re still talking about cars…