The Carpocalypse has meant the end of many storied automotive nameplates, performance variants and others — some before they even had a chance to live. Here's our list of the twelve most important vehicles killed by the Carpocalypse.

Twelve Cars Killed By The Carpocalypse

All the important details, including birthday, time of death, and cause are in the coroner's report below.

Twelve Cars Killed By The Carpocalypse

Cobalt SS Sedan
Introduced: 2004
Time Of Death: May 2009
Reason: When GM axed nearly every performance trim the Cobalt SS Sedan, despite a small but rabid following, was also on the chopping block.

Twelve Cars Killed By The Carpocalypse

Acura NSX
Introduced: 1990 originally, still in concept phase
Time Of Death: December 2008
Reason: According to Honda Chairman Takeo Fukui it's so the company can focus on green technology.

Twelve Cars Killed By The Carpocalypse

Chevy Impala SS
Introduced: 1961
Time Of Death: May 2009
Reason: Quite possibly the least likable of the defunct GM performance trims, we won't miss it much.

Twelve Cars Killed By The Carpocalypse

Mercury Sable
Introduced: 1986
Time Of Death: May 2009
Reason: Though Ford has high hopes for the new Ford Taurus, they don't want to weigh down the excitement with the Mercury version.

Twelve Cars Killed By The Carpocalypse

Camaro Z28
Introduced: 1967 originally, still in concept phase
Time Of Death: March 2009
Reason: The 2010 Chevy Camaro is, so far, a hit. For the moment, coming out with a 400+ HP Camaro while you're creating a new, green GM, didn't seem like a good use of money. We'll always have the SS.

Twelve Cars Killed By The Carpocalypse

Pontiac G8 GXP... And Every Other Pontiac
Introduced: 2008
Time Of Death: April 2009
Reason: With Pontiac dead the beloved G8 GXP is no more. Also gone, the beloved Pontiac G8 ST and the beloved-by-some Pontiac Solstice. No one, though, will miss the G3.

Twelve Cars Killed By The Carpocalypse

Toyota A-Bat
http://jalopnik.com/5210418/doa+bat-toyota-hybrid-truck-concept-dead
Introduced: Concept revealed December 2007
Time Of Death: April 2009
Reason: Designed to compete with the not-particularly-popular Honda Ridgeline, the Toyota A-Bat was going to be a car-like hybrid truck. Instead, it died so that more Scions could live.

Twelve Cars Killed By The Carpocalypse

Cadillac STS-V
http://jalopnik.com/140692/between-the-lines-autoweek-on-the-cadillac-sts+v
Introduced: 2006
Time Of Death: May 2009
Reason: Like many other GM products, the every performance trim>SSocalypse also claimed the non CTS-V Caddy performance models.

Twelve Cars Killed By The Carpocalypse

GT-R Sedan
Introduced: Rumored Concept
Time Of Death: April 2009
Reason: The longstanding rumors of a GT-R based Infiniti collapsed because, in the business climate, it wasn't a priority. I mean, c'mon, how old is the Altima?

Twelve Cars Killed By The Carpocalypse

HHR SS Panel
http://jalopnik.com/cars/jalopnik-reviews/chevrolet-hhr-ss-part-1-334563.php
Introduced: 2007
Time Of Death: May 2009
Reason: Though a Retro-styled, tubrocharged panel van appeals to us, it wasn't worth the investment for GM.

Twelve Cars Killed By The Carpocalypse

Diesel Ram 1500
Introduced: 1981
Time Of Death: June 2009
Reason: With a bankrupt company a diesel-powered light-duty truck isn't a priority.

Twelve Cars Killed By The Carpocalypse

GMC TopKick
http://jalopnik.com/5283259/gm-kills-ironhide-ceases-production-of-topkick-kodiak
Introduced: 1980
Time Of Death: June 2009
Reason: GM's medium-duty truck offerings weren't as crucial as Ford's and, with no super interested buyers, the Kodiak and TopKick finally kick the bucket.