Posted Friday, August 12, 2022
A muscle car is an intermediate high-performance American vehicle, fitted with a V8 engine. Historically, all muscle cars were rear-wheel drive, but today you can find models of this type with different drivetrains, transmissions, and even electric options.
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The Dodge Challenger, one of the first muscle cars and already a cult vehicle, appeared in 1970. The car of the current generation shares many design elements with the one that got on the assembly line 50 years ago. For example, it has the same Coca-Bottle sidewall, the shape of one of the most popular bottle drinks in the world.
The Challenger is not going to retire yet – Dodge intends to keep the current muscle car on the assembly line until at least 2023. The manufacturer dilutes the line with new crazy versions. Say, at the end of last year, the Challenger received a Drag Pack with a 5.8-liter compressor engine with more than 1000 hp, which allows the car to drive a distance of a quarter-mile in 7.5 seconds. It even has a system with an automatic parachute for braking.
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The Dodge Charger is also considered a classic muscle car, despite its current four-door body style. Like the Challenger, the model rightfully has the status of a cult vehicle. Now it is one of the fastest mass-produced muscle cars in the world. For example, the Dodge Charger in the SRT Hellcat Widebody modification is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine with a supercharger that develops 717 hp, 881 Nm of torque, working together with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The sedan is capable of accelerating from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, it takes 10.96 seconds to overcome the drag distance of a quarter-mile and its maximum speed is 195 mph.
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The Mustang, designed by the legendary Lee Iacocca, is practically synonymous with the muscle car. This year, the model, which has been produced since 1964, celebrates its 58th anniversary. Now it is the most powerful car in the history of the American brand. The new generation coupe in the Shelby GT500 version is equipped with a 5.2-liter V8 engine and a mechanical supercharger that develops 770 hp, 847 Nm of torque.
The developers claim that this is the most powerful and resourceful eight-cylinder compressor unit in the world. The car can accelerate from standstill to 60 mph in about three seconds, and its top speed is forcibly limited to 180 mph.
A fundamentally new Ford muscle car – the Mach E electric SUV – is stylistically designed with an eye on the Mustang. Check the availability right now!
Pony cars gained popularity after the launch of the Mustang in 1964. They are more affordable than muscle cars – compact and styled convertibles or coupés with a performance-oriented image. Many modern Mustangs and Camaros can be technically considered pony cars with the main focus on handling and suspension.
In 1966, Chevrolet introduced a brand-new sports model to the market, which was supposed to compete with the Ford Mustang and take away from it some buyers of the American baby boom generation of the 1960s.
The Camaro now has a variety of versions, from relatively affordable four-cylinder variants to a 760-horsepower modification developed in collaboration with multiple NASCAR winner Hendrick Motorsports. Choose the one that will be your best suit!
The legendary model with a long history in the SS (Super Sport) version is equipped with a 6.2-liter 420-horsepower unit from the Chevrolet Corvette supercar. The engine producing 420 hp, 560 Nm of torque, allows the sedan to dial a hundred in less than 5 seconds.
The abbreviation of the car, which has a resemblance to the infamous military units of Nazi Germany, played a cruel joke on the car. So, because of the name, the charged version of the Impala was banned from being sold in some countries. Sadly, one of the most famous models of the American brand, which was produced for more than 60 years, was discontinued due to low sales figures. But you may still buy used Chevrolet Impala models.
V6 Challengers, Mustangs, and Camaros can still be considered muscle cars. They boost sales of more charged versions and keep them around. The V6 models are a great option if you want to buy a more affordable muscle car in Indianapolis.
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