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20 Eye-Catching Cars Likely To Get Drivers Pulled Over

Cameron Eittreim October 1, 2019

Driving is a privilege that many of us truly enjoy. When you get behind the wheel of a car that’s fun to drive, it’s an exhilarating experience. Driving fast is even better, but can also be quite costly. Certain car models are more associated with the act of speeding than others, and these cars are usually the target of patrolmen.

If your car looks fast, chances are you’ll be stopped at some point in time. The red sports car is probably the most synonymous with being pulled over and ticketed, so naturally, this is a problem for many drivers. Daring drivers can look into an even faster exotic such as the Chevrolet Corvette.

Getting a fast car means that speed is an option, and it’s the responsibility of the driver to be careful. But there are times when you’re going to push the envelope and feel what the car can do. Automakers have always offered some sort of sports car in their lineups and with good reason. There will always be a market for such cars, and this is ingrained in automotive culture. Read on as we take a look at 20 fast cars via Forbes that could get you noticed by the boys in blue.

20. Hyundai Veloster

Yes, you are reading correctly, this is a Hyundai. The Hyundai Veloster is a car that came onto the scene and offered something a little different. Hyundai, in general, has always been a budget-minded brand, and the Hyundai Veloster was far more than a bare-bones compact car.

Boasting a turbocharged engine and a 2+2 interior, the Hyundai Veloster was far more practical than your run-of-the-mill sports car. The car has gained a cult following for its impressive performance and commendable features.

19. Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza has come a long way since its humble beginnings as an affordable compact. Offering big performance and all-wheel drive functionality, the Subaru Impreza offers something for just about everyone to enjoy.

Take it off-roading or into the snow and you’ll experience the smoothness of the boxer engine. The Subaru Impreza packs a punch, especially in the STI trim. You can expect more than a few tickets when you let the throttle go. In terms of features and performance, the Subaru Impreza is among the best compact cars on the market.

18. Infiniti G37

Among the most notorious sports coupes on the market, the Infiniti G37 is a unique choice because of its corporate relation to the Nissan 370Z coupe. When you get a naturally aspirated performance car like the Infiniti G37, you’ll get a combo of luxury and sportiness.

The G37 has long been the entry-level choice for Infiniti. The model boasts all of the luxuries that you’d expect on a car in this price range coupled with the same engine that’s proven itself on the race track. An Infiniti G37, especially in red, is bound to attract attention both good and bad.

17. Dodge Dart

Dodge is known for its penchant for creating race-ready consumer cars, and the Dart is no different. The Dart boasts an affordable turbocharged engine as well as a functional interior. Chrysler invested heavily in the development of the Dart, but the result never really sold well for the company.

Thus, the model ended up being eventually discontinued. You can still find a Dart with reasonably low mileage for a great price. The Dart is perhaps one of the most fun-to-drive Chrysler sedans since the inception of the K-Cars.

16. Dodge Ram 2500

Sports cars aren’t the only vehicles that will get you into hot water with the police. The Dodge Ram 2500 in the Power Wagon trim is perhaps the most notorious for blowing plumes of black smoke. In addition to a serious amount of horsepower, the Ram 2500 is a loud truck with very minimal modifications.

With the combination of speed and sound, the Ram 2500 will surprisingly be on a good deal of watchlists. The Ram 2500 is also a workhorse of a truck, benefitting both residential and commercial consumers.

15. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Another car that attracts a good deal of attention is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. You’d think such a unique-looking car would stand out, and it does. According to research, it would appear that the majority of Wrangler Unlimited owners get speeding tickets.

The vehicle has one of the most desirable engines and a removable roof. The Wrangler Unlimited is a fun-to-drive car that will take you just about anywhere. It’s only natural that the Wrangler Unlimited attracts the type of owner who pushes the limit.

14. Hyundai Genesis Coupe

What happens when you cram a V8 powerplant into an affordable two-door? You get the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Although this vehicle is no longer in production, the Genesis Coupe managed to make an impact on the automotive world when it was here.

Boasting one of the best horsepower-to-price ratings in the industry, the Genesis Coupe is fun. There’s little doubt you’re bound to get a speeding ticket in the Genesis Coupe.

13. Volkswagen GTI

In terms of automotive royalty, there is one car that still holds the record as the original “hot hatch.” The Volkswagen GTI is known for being a fun-to-drive two-door coupled with the benefit of a turbo-powered German engine.

The Volkswagen GTI is engineered for speed and quality, and owners are bound to push the limits. The resale value of the Volkswagen GTI has remained steady and you can find these floating around on the used car market all the time. The speedy little hatch has also been known to get an owner or two pulled over.

12. Scion FR-S

Toyota is known for creating one of the best sports cars ever made. But if you can’t afford that one then there’s the Scion FR-S. This budget-minded sports car was one of the final models to roll onto a Scion lot.

The Scion FR-S features fun to drive engine with twin-turbo power and enough to get up and go to challenge anyone. Yes, the Scion FR-S is known to draw the attention of the authorities, so you can be assured this car is on the hot list.

11. Subaru WRX

It’s common knowledge that Subarus are fun to drive. But the WRX is the pinnacle of a fun sedan. You’ll enjoy one of the best incarnations of the boxer engine to date along with a nice interior.

The WRX is much larger than the Impreza, inside and out. The turbocharged motor coupled with the all-wheel-drive design gives the car a driving authority like no other. You can best believe that the WRX will land you in hot water with the police if you press the pedal.

10. Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG

Although Mercedes-Benz is generally considered a luxury carmaker, there are a few models that have a daring side. Their CLK 63 AMG is a fire-breathing two-door coupe that packs a punch.

The standard V8 engine is one of the best naturally aspirated motors to come out of Germany. The Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG is a fun-to-drive coupe that you can find on the used car market for a great price. Don’t be surprised to get a ticket or two if you buy one, however.

9. Pontiac Grand Prix

Pontiac was a brand that was known for offering exciting vehicles. The Pontiac Grand Prix is one of the last full-size sports sedans to come out of the last decade. With the optional Northstar V8 engine, the Pontiac Grand Prix was a big, fun sedan.

Offering enough power to propel the sedan with authority, the Pontiac Grand Prix offered a seasoned blend of interior comfort and exterior styling. The Grand Prix will rack up a few tickets in its V8 form.

8. Acura Integra

Acura was the original Japanese luxury brand to come onto our shores in the US. The Integra stood out from the crowd by being a fun and affordable compact luxury coupe.

In recent years, the Integra has become one of the most popular tuner cars in the world. The rev-happy four-cylinder engine is a breeze to work on and its reliability is top-notch. The Integra will continue to be a street racing sensation for years to come, making it a target of law enforcement everywhere.

7. Mercedes-Benz CLS-63 AMG

There was another big Mercedes-Benz model that left its mark on the automotive world as well. The CLS-63 AMG is a V8-powered sedan that offered one of the most advanced engines ever. Simply put, the car delivers performance like a sports coupe.

The CLS-63 AMG has become a cultural phenomenon in recent years, offering the ultimate sleeper. Resale values for the Mercedes-Benz CLS-63 AMG have continued to remain steady.

6. Scion xB

The Scion xB is the original boxy car. Scion was a brand that offered a full range of factory modifications for the xB model. You’ll routinely find these cars on the road with aftermarket turbo kits and exhaust pipes.

The xB will attract the attention of the police if you’re driving around with all kinds of additions. The xB remains a fun car to drive with a unique exterior that manages to stand out even after the brand has long been defunct.

5. Hummer H2

The Hummer brand was always kind of obscenity. The giant SUVs were known for being overly expensive and horrific on gas mileage. Yet the H2 became one of the most iconic vehicles on the road. These giant SUVs don’t usually rack up tickets for speeding.

Instead, parking is a big issue with the H2. You just can’t fit this behemoth in an urban setting, and thus finding parking for your H2 is going to be a costly proposition that’s probably going to end up in tickets.

4. Scion TC

There was a time when the Scion brand was the pinnacle of fun, and the Scion TC was the replacement for the Toyota Celica. The TC is not a super-powerful sports car by any means, but the lightweight design made it fun to drive.

The TC came in a variety of unique configurations, and you’ll routinely see these cars with modifications done to them. You can expect to get more than a few speeding tickets in the Scion TC, and maybe even a noise violation or two.

3. Toyota Camry

The surprising car on this list is the Camry. How does the best-selling family sedan in the world land you in hot water? Well, it would appear that the Camry tends to rack up a good deal of parking tickets in urban areas.

The Camry, given its exceptional gas mileage, is notoriously a commuter car, and when it comes time to park, things can get expensive. The Camry is also ticketed for carpool lane violations as well.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG.

2. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

There’s a certain level of prestige that comes with driving a Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. This could be the reason that the sports car tends to rack up so many tickets. Powered by one of the most intriguing engines ever, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class grips the road like a jet.

The SL-Class also offers notable luxury features such as a hard convertible top and a functional trunk. The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has been the pinnacle of the Mercedes lineup for decades now.

1. Ford Mustang Cobra

Perhaps the most notable car in the bunch is the Mustang Cobra. The limited-edition sports car from the nineties is known to pack a punch. As such, it racks up an equal number of tickets.

The Mustang Cobra is still one of the most expensive muscle cars that you can get. The Cobra is also notable for entering the drifting circuit thanks to the powerful rear-wheel-drive setup and the standard supercharged V8 engine. These are great American sports cars. Don’t be surprised if you get pulled over a few times if you decide to drive one.

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