With Halloween just around the corner, it’s that scary and spooky time of year.
Whether you prefer a trick or treat, as you prepare your pumpkin, and get dressed up in the most frightening outfit possible, we’re taking a break to look at some of the most scarily named cars ever made..
Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1
Exorcism is the spiritual practise of evicting demons, and that’s exactly what Hennessey did with the Exorcist Camaro ZL1. Using Chevrolet’s Camaro as its base, the American firm breathes fire into this coupe, tuning it from 650bhp to an outrageous 1,000hp.
That means 0-60mph comes along in a frightening 2.1 seconds and flat out it could hit 217mph. With its black body kit, huge wing and outrageous grille, it’s a scary looking brute that certainly lives up to its name.
Alfa Romeo Spider
Sure, a spider might not be as scary as others on this list, but a sizable percentage suffer from arachnophobia – the fear of spiders, essentially. If that’s you, the last thing you’d probably want is to have ‘Spider’ in your car’s name.
But as ‘Spider’ essentially correlates to a drop-top of a car, it’s a term pretty widely used. It’s Alfa Romeo that gets the mention here though, as it simply calls its drop-tops ‘Spiders’. The glamorous design of these drop-tops is at odds with the car name, though.
Rolls-Royce is perhaps the most ghoulish car brand around as nearly every model in its long history has been given a ghoulish name. There’s been the Silver Shadow, Wraith, Phantom and Silver Spirit to name just a few.
But perhaps the most scary is the Ghost. First introduced in 2009 as a slightly smaller luxury saloon, a second-generation model launched in 2020. In sportier Black Badge form, it looked particularly menacing.
Shelby Mustang Super Snake
Naming a car after a snake seems quite a popular way of giving a model a scary name, American tuners Shelby are best known for this, particularly with the brand’s iconic ‘Cobra’.
But more recently it developed the ‘Super Snake’ – a more extreme version of the Ford Mustang. Packing more than 800bhp, it receives plenty of other mechanical changes, but make no mistake, it’s still a scary brute behind the wheel.
Unless you’re Spanish, Diablo might not sound all that aggressive, but it translates as ‘Devil’ in that language, and it sure does live up to its name.
It was the first in a new era of more modern Lamborghini supercars when it was first presented in 1990, and it was the brand’s first model to manage a top speed of 200mph. With a wild V12 under the bonnet, the Diablo is quite a scary prospect.
There’s a theme here, and that’s that American manufacturers seem to like to create the most scary-sounding names, and last but not least is the Dodge Hellcat. Any car with the word ‘hell’ in its name is certainly going to mean business.
Hellcat was used to name the Challenger (pictured), Charger and Durango, with all versions getting in excess of 700bhp and more muscular styling to make them some of the feared cars on the road.
Which is your favourite Spooooooooky car?