2. Shelby Charger
Number of deaths: 4.5 per 10,000 vehicles registered
The Dodge Charger of the 1980s was nothing like its muscle car predecessor or its Hellcat-topped descendants. The front wheel drive, four-cylinder hatchback was a mostly tame car that’s largely forgotten in the history books. And then there’s the Shelby variant: It was faster and, especially in GLH trim (GLH = Goes Like Hell, really), more powerful. The result? Buy one, and you were nearly 50 percent more likely to die.