I'm inviting some of Jalopnik's writers to hear their thoughts on this issue.
I would argue a Prius is a great hitman vehicle. It's:
1. Quiet and stealthy, as you can use full EV mode to sneak up on someone.
2. Unassuming and ubiquitous. If you're killing people for a living an atypical hit-man vehicle is what you want.
That being said, the traditional hitman car is clearly something along the lines of a vintage Dodge Charger. It's fast, can outrun the cops, and has a muscular, menacing presence.
But by the logic above the Tesla Model S, in black, is clearly the perfect hitman vehicle. You'd never see it coming, it looks great, and there's the irony of killing humans while saving the planet.
How about an electric motor scooter? Silent and agile.
You can't outrun anyone, but this might work:
Fully electric, decent range, agile, mean.
what about moccasins and a gun with a silencer
Even better MPGs, although how fast can you run in moccasins?
i am not good at running. i can walk pretty fast though.
I always figured a hitman would be best off driving a silver or white Honda Accord or Toyota Camry. The only risk would be that they're so anonymous, you might not be able to find yours on the parking lot after the job is done.
where are you killing people, tom?
i've invited @danabrams to expand his thoughts here in kinja.
It's all Zipcars for me, alas. Not only do they tend to have big obvious decals on the side, but I believe they're also logging their location. Terrible choice for a hired killer.
sometimes you have no other choice.