10 cars that are naughty, not nice

They may not win any awards for responsibility, but these rides are just plain fun to drive.

Let's have some fun
Let's have some fun
For eleven months of the year, sensible cars rule -- cars that are easy to drive and roomy inside, that deliver good mileage and retain their value. But December is a time to forget about practicality, unleash your inner teenager and think about some different kinds of wheels that offer more than transportation -- in particular, those high-spec, pumped-up special edition versions of production models with more speed, more thrills, and more attitude.

Sure, their ride may be rough, their fuel economy laughable, and their insurance bills astronomical -- not to mention the premium price you paid for admission. But for the moment, let's not even think about issues of social responsibility or income equality. 2011 was tough enough. It's time to have some fun.

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 21 2011: 10:13 AM ET
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