Halloween: Most menacing cars of 2018
You hear a (car) door slam, and realise there’s nowhere left to run.
What’s more, the engine also makes a fab noise, building from a distant grumble to a bassy snarl as the revs rise. Grr.
McLaren boasts that the Senna’s styling is uncompromising, and it’s certainly delivered on the promise. While recognisably related to the 720S supercar and featuring a similar mid-engined layout and distinctive ‘dihedral’ doors, the Senna’s styling is extreme and inspired by the goal of creating maximum downforce on the track. What could look more menacing than that?
And then Ford announced for the 50th anniversary of the original Bullitt Mustang, it would bring out a new limited edition version. Obviously it’s still got the 5.0-litre V8 engine, on top of Dark Highland Green paint and a performance-inspired interior. Iconic, and menacing.
The Urus is not a small car – bigger than a Cayenne and about the same size as a Bentley Bentayga – and it tends to visually dominate the road. As standard, it rides on 21-inch alloy wheels and features LED headlights and rear lights, and twin dual exhausts at the back. Optional wheels go up to 23 inches in size. An off-road package is in the works too, which will have revised bumpers to give more clearance for the rough stuff.
It’s not just the unashamedly boxy back end that’s responsible, either. The rest of the car features a number of strange angles and unconventional lines that give the NV200 a thoroughly awkward appearance. The electric versions of the NV200 look decidedly different to the diesel-powered ones, because they feature blue badging, clear light lenses and no radiator grille.
As it's an electric car, it's quiet too, so it can sneak up on you without you having aaaany idea.