Kelley Blue Book Names 10 Bites of Red-Car Candy for Valentine's Day

To Celebrate the Objects of Car-Lovers' Affections, Editors List Top 2012 Model-Year Picks for Red Cars

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The expert editors from Kelley Blue Book,, the leading provider of new car and used car information, today name the 10 Bites of Red-Car Candy for Valentine's Day (


As a holiday that celebrates passion, Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse for the editors of Kelley Blue Book's to share their most beloved red cars with auto-lovers everywhere.  The expert editors spot their red-hot eye candy throughout the year at auto shows and new-vehicle debuts, and now happily share their red-car favorites with vehicle shoppers.   

"Some give candy for Valentine's Day, so we are continuing in that tradition by offering 10 gorgeous pieces of eye candy in the form of some of the hottest cars on the road today," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's  "While most cars come in red, only the most stunning examples of sexy sheetmetal have made our list for Valentine's Day 2012."'s 10 Bites of Red-Car Candy for Valentine's Day

10. Ferrari 458 Spider

It's a deep red thing.  Red is the color of passion.  The color of fire and lust.  The color of love.  Red is the color of the right kind of eye candy, and the right kind of car.  The Ferrari 458 Spider is one of 10 visual valentines we've chosen to get you in the mood.  If it's a deep, rich, shameless red, it must be a Ferrari.

9. Ford Mustang GT

Sometimes an unmistakable shape strikes our fancy and never lets up.  Born in the Sixties and evolved through its generations, the Ford Mustang's classic shape still moves us.  Bathed in red, the Mustang is more than just a crush. This is true love.

8. Lexus LF-LC Concept

Stealing the attention away from the domestic carmakers at the Detroit Auto Show is a pretty brazen move, but the Lexus LF-LC showed up on a lot of "Best of Show" lists.  What looks like 110 acres coated in deep red paint, the hybrid-powered Lexus super concept stole and broke a lot of hearts at the show.

7. Porsche 911

With hearts like fire and a body like mortal sin, the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S capture the imagination and give a good name to feeling naughty.  Purpose-built for an elegant romp on the roadway, the new 911 leaves nothing to the imagination.

6. Fiat 500 Cabrio

Picture glistening swaths of carbon-fiber skin stretched tight across a sinewy framework of pure Italian muscle... no, wait... this is a Fiat 500 Cabrio.  OK, forget the overwrought Fabio stuff. So what's a Fiat 500 Cabrio doing on our Valentine's Day list?  It's cute and red, and sometimes cute can get in when sexy is still checking itself out in the mirror.

For the remaining five vehicles, including full editorial commentary for each of the editors' picks, visit  For more information and news from Kelley Blue Book's, visit, follow us on Twitter at (or @kelleybluebook), or like our page on Facebook at


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