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Credit: Wikipedia.

It’s that time of year, Viper fans.

Time to check out the CNET on Cars list of top cars of the year!

When they start with the Porsche Panamera at number five, well, you know this is not going to be a very “relatable” list, if you will. But then they present the plug-in hybrid Prius.

OK, apparently these guys want to be deliberately provocative.

The next pick makes a lot more sense for a tech-oriented content site; it’s the Audi S5 with its built-in 3G connection, memory card slots and Bang & Olufsen sound system. But for a sporty vehicle it doesn’t rate that high, performance wise.

We assume the car makes third on this list more for the aforementioned features.

Watch the full episode to see their best choices from the 100 cars the crew reviewed.

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 — nice and pricey.
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We suppose some people wouldn’t mind spending a small fortune for a factory option, especially when they can afford an even greater fortune for the car itself, but $50,000 for brakes?

OK, it’s for the R35 Spec-V, but still, that’s a lot of loot.

By comparison the $6,300 for the Bang & Olufsen speakers on the Audi seem really cheap. Likewise for the $2,900 leather door sills on the Panamera.

You have to have that on the Porsche, don’t you?

But none of this, or the rest of the items on Jalopnik’s list approach the breathtaking cost for a carbon finish on a Bugatti Veyron: $300,000.

Eh, but then again, it’s only slightly over 10 percent of the vehicle’s MSRP.

We say nevermind these ridiculous factory options!

Get an aftermarket one that is absolutely essential. Give your car a few IQ points by adding SmartStart.

Seriously. And it won’t shrink your wallet either.

Aaaaaand, if you missed the link above, make sure to check out the full post on ridiculously expensive factory car options here.