This year for Halloween we decided to keep things simple with a fun list of interesting cars we’ve seen (or driven) recently, in the seasonally spooky colors of orange and black. Although some of these cars deliver frightening performance or sinister looks, we chose them because of their Halloween garb. Without a doubt, these vehicles would be a treat to drive on All Hallows’ Eve — or any other night of the year.
Orange is a signature color for Lamborghini’s top supercar, the Aventador LP 700-4, which is powered by a 700-horspower V12 engine. Power gets delivered to all four wheels through a sophisticated permanent all-wheel drive system. While the thought of driving the $400,000 Aventador may be frightening to some, we would gladly drive it any chance we can get.
The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro goes on sale soon, featuring a design that is less retro and more modern than the 2010 model, which heralded Chevy’s return to the pony car market. Although nearly every car looks good in black, the new Camaro design really shines.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
The fastest and most powerful production roadster in the world, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is capable of accelerating from zero to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds, and goes on to 124 mph in 7.1 seconds and 186 mph in 16 seconds. This example finished in orange and black would be intimidating to even the most experienced driver — it has a record-setting top speed of 255 mph.
More practical for everyday use but with scary off-road capability, the new compact Jeep Renegade Trailhawk crossover is offered with an orange and black paint scheme to rival its off-road ability. The Renegade can average more than 30 mpg on the highway and offers two available 4-wheel-drive systems.
Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder
The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder debuted in orange at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new version of the Huracan has a lightweight soft-top for open-air driving. Powered by the same 610-horsepower 5.2-liter V10 engine as the coupe, the Huracan Spyder will accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 201 mph.
The 2016 Dodge Viper SRT GTS is an imposing site on any race track, much less on the street.
Bentley GTC by Mansory
At the recent Frankfurt Auto Show in September, Mansory showed this customized Bentley GTC in orange.
Jaguar C-X75 Concept
The Jaguar X-X75 Concept will appear in the upcoming James Bond movie, Spectre, and was recently on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a stunning orange livery.
When the Dodge Challenger returned to the Dodge lineup for the 2009 model year, one of the best ways it made its first impression was in orange — with lots of tire smoke.
Granted, the McLaren P1 supercar looks great in any color, but even in black formal attire the aerodynamic sophistication of the body is obvious.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
This 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS looks sweet in Java Orange. Powered by a 500-horsepower 4.0-liter horizontally-opposed 6-cylinder engine, the 911 GT3 RS will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and reach a top track speed of 193 mph.
The McLaren 650S Spider offers a choice of three different orange paint options: Tarocco Orange, Special McLaren Orange or Elite Volcano Orange.
Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible
The Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible is one of the most beautiful designs on the road today, and it really makes a bold impression in metallic orange.
Porsche 911 Targa
The new Porsche 911 Targa features a sophisticated power-retractable roof panel that stores below the rear window. The 911 Targa looks stunning in black with the contrasting brushed metal band over the roof.
Fiat’s new compact crossover, the 500X offers an available all-wheel-drive system and many options for owners to customize the 500X, including orange paint.
Redesigned for 2016, the smart fortwo city car is now offered in Lava Orange Metallic.