According to a study published in the December 2008 edition of the journal Human Nature, "people seem to like mature, dominant, masculine, arrogant, angry-looking cars." So for Halloween 2009, a list of cars with intimidating faces seemed like a sensible people-pleaser. Sharp angles, squinting eyes and gaping maws (as if emitting battle cries or preparing to eat their prey) are common traits of the cross-faced car, but not prerequisites. In our group you'll see faces that evoke images of science-fiction villains, birds of prey and a mythical serpent. In no particular order:

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Piercing eyes and a Darth Vader-like mouth give Mitsubishi's world-beating overachiever a visual bark commensurate with its road-shredding bite. A highly strung turbocharged engine, dual-clutch transmission and one of the world's most sophisticated all-wheel drive systems come together in one potent compact sedan. May the g-forces be with you.

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