More than a century ago, the world was told the story of a handsome black horse through the voice of a dying woman named Anna.
The steed’s name was Black Beauty, and his tale would go down as one of the best the literary universe has ever heard of.
In the same vein, these black beauties on our list are bound to leave a burning imprint on the amazement of car enthusiasts. While not necessarily as canonical as Anna Sewell’s seminal novel, these raven rides prove to be just as excellent with their murdered-out appearance oozing with menace, class, and attitude.
Black Beauty was a fine-looking force of nature and so are these machines. The only difference: the eponymous horse ran with his legs while these horsepower runners rolled on badass wheels.
1. Pontiac GTO
We know a lot of heads will give the nod of approval when we say one of the most exciting periods in automotive history is the era of muscle cars. As such, we’re commencing our list with this 1969 Pontiac GTO. Truly a legend in terms of looks, performance, and ride quality. That iconic grill, which seems to go deeper in the shadows, is such a delectable feature.
2. Ford F-150
By its name alone you can tell how serious the Ford F-150 Tuscany Black Ops is. Sure, it’s built for strength and reliability, but what we like best about this truck is that it’s meant as a tribute to the valiant soldiers who fought in the U.S. Armed Forces. Salute!
3. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
This Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is the next best thing if the Ford F-150 Tuscany Black Ops is a bit too strapping for your taste. It’s like a truncated version of the Black Ops but with the same glorious repute.
4. Harley Davidson Black Widow V-Rod Muscle
The meaty wheels and sexy ergonomic design, among other impressive attributes, instantly make this bike jaw-dropping. In fact, we’re still collecting our jaws from the floor upon yet again beholding this revolutionary Harley beauty.
5. Volkswagen Beetle
It isn’t strictly murdered-out because of the red accent on the wheels, but we’ll let that go. See, that’s the thing about owning a blacked-out ride—you can either stick to its black-on-black splendor or incorporate a nifty pop of color to enhance your car’s character. Either way, you win.
So, will your next ride be a black beauty? Here’s a magic 8 ball to help you decide—