There’s nothing more thrilling and terrifying than cruising at a ridiculously high speed, and if you thought the Bugatti Veyron was the fastest car in existence, then you’d be wrong. The Hennessey Venom GT unofficially broke the Guinness World Book of Records by reaching a hairy hold-on-to-your-seat top speed of 270mph. A true speed demon!
When it comes to a car that’s so ugly it’s frightening, we had many unfortunates to choose from. However, nothing was truly as horrific as the Fiat Multipla. Released in 1998, the motor’s exterior is bulbous and monstrous, and we definitely wouldn’t want to be caught driving it! A real shame, as the Multipla’s ancestor the Fiat 600 Multipla was actually pretty stylish.
If creepy clowns aren’t scary enough, then how about the cars they drive in? No we’re not talking about the cute clown car prop in circus performances (although they’re pretty creepy too). We’re on about cars with eerie clown artwork. Have a look at the clown-themed semi-truck from ‘Maximum Overdrive’ and we’re sure you’ll agree.
Intimidating, imposing and aggressive. The Batmobile cruises down Gotham’s streets ready to punish criminals. And with Batman driving a tank filled with machine guns, explosives, rocket launchers and a hidden Bat bike, the Batmobile truly is a terrifying sight if you’re a convict on the streets of Gotham after dark.
Dubbed the worst British car ever, it’s easy to see why the Reliant Robin is a ghastly car to drive. The 3-wheeler (known most famously for a role in Only Fools and Horses as the Trotter’s car) used to be a popular car. However, take a corner at the wrong angle, or go over a hill too fast, and the Robin would tilt completely over on its side. Imagine skidding across the road sideways in a 3 wheeled car, scary!
Mazda Furai Concept Car
Back in 2008, Mazda unveiled a concept car which was meant to be a carbon-fibre reinforced racing masterpiece. However when Top Gear were invited to be the first to drive it, things went horribly wrong. Halfway through the track, the Furai caught fire, and within 8 minutes had completely burnt to a crisp. Luckily for the drivers, they got out in time and avoided a spine-chilling and gruesome end.
Porsche 550 Spyder
Last but not least, is the terrifying tale of a haunted Porsche Spyder that once belonged to James Dean, who endearingly named it ‘Little B*stard’. It’s said that a close friend of Dean’s told him he’d be ‘dead in a week’ after he bought the Spyder. Sure enough, James Dean’s life was tragically cut short when he crashed due to a traffic accident. Since then, the Porsche has been involved in a series of creepy accidents, one of which was fatal. After disappearing in 1960, the Porsche hasn't been seen since…