If full throttle, torque, speed, masculinity and power are what you are looking for in a car then an American muscle car is what you should definitely buy. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a muscle car is defined as 'an American- made two-door sports car with a powerful engine designed for high-performance driving. There is however, no strict definition of a muscle car. '1960s and early 1970s was the era of the muscle cars and though the production declined after 1975, muscle cars made their come back in 2004, with the debut of Ford Mustang. American Muscle cars are an integral part of the American culture and enthusiasts all over the world are drawn towards that powerful engine under the hood. This brings us towards the modern concept of muscle cars which come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be any automobile with a powerful engine. Here are the top 10 muscle cars that any car enthusiast would love to get his hands on.
Best Muscle Cars 2013-14
Dodge Charger R/T 2013
On number 10 we have the amazing Dodge Charger R/T. The Charger R/T is a four door car that is very much like the challenger. With the 5.7 liter V8 engine and the four-door body, this car can be viewed as one which can be used by even a family which signifies its practicality. The 370 horse power and a price tag of $29,995 make this car affordable yet incredible at the same time.
Ford Mustang GT 2013
Next up is Ford Mustang GT. This car has a 5 liter V8 engine, 420hp, 390 lb.-ft of torque and an 11:1 compression ratio to optimize airflow. Selectable Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS) makes this car one of the best muscle cars. It is amazing around the turns too. The LED Sequential Rear Tail lamps and that particular throaty roar make this American muscle car one of a kind.
2013 Ford Shelby GT500
Then we have Ford Shelby GT500. Shelby was once thought to be a vintage car but this updated version has everything to match the demands of the 21st century. With a 5.4 liter V8 engine and 650 hp, this car will give you all the torque that you need. GT500 might have comparatively high gasoline demand but is an excellent choice for all the Ford lovers who will certainly fall for it.
2014 Saleen George Follmer Edition Mustang
On number 7 we have the 2014 Saleen George Follmer Edition Mustang. This car undoubtedly has a striking interior, 302 V8 engine, 470 hp and a 6-speed manual transmission. If you are a fan of insanely fast driving, this car is what you are looking for. Though it is available for pre order, deliveries will be made by the end of the year. We can't wait to see this awesome muscle car on the streets.
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Next up in the list of best muscle cars is Ford Mustang Boss 302. If you need a car to race, this one is an absolute delight. A 5 liter V8 engine, 444 hp and a maximum of 7500rpm makes this car an excellent choice for the drivers. It might lack a little in the luxury department but makes up for it with its striking black stripes on yellow exterior and also by the exhilarating speed which is an absolute must for most car enthusiasts.
2014 Equus Bass 770
Equus Bass 770 has earned a place in our Top 10 American Muscle Cars with its amazing qualities. From power to throttle to beauty to comfort, this car has all that you might possibly need With 640 hp supercharged aluminum V8 engine and top class luxury. It also has a 605 lb/ft torque and a top speed of 200mph. This car however is not cheap. With prices ranging from $250,000 to $290,000 you will need to go out of your way in order to buy this one of the best muscle cars out there.
Dodge Charger SRT8
Dodge Charger SRT8 flaunts class in every respect. Attention to even minute details has been paid in the designing of this car. From the premium soft touch materials on the interior to the aerodynamic style and scalloped doors to the hood, this car is unique in every aspect. It has V8 engine, 470 hp and 470 lb-ft torque. It is also fuel efficient and available in a wide range of colors from dull gray to flashy red and classic blue: you can take your pick.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 lands itself at third place in our list and that is because it is a complete package. It has a supercharged 6.2 liter V8 engine and 580hp. Camaro ZL1 also has commendable handling. The great hydraulics and rear suspension system sets this car apart. The exceptional power and precision to go with the growl that the engine makes, transforms it into an American muscle car of your dreams. It can cover a distance of a quarter mile in just twelve seconds and has a top speed of 184 mph. ZL1 has a world class braking system and high performance steering. It is available in a range of colors and that too for just $54955.
Dodge Challenger SRT8
On number two we have the exceptional Dodge Challenger SRT8. This car has a fearsome and powerful 6.4 liter V8 engine. With 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, this car gives you plenty of adrenaline. It has great hydraulics, moves effortlessly around the turns and has 20 inch SRT design aluminum wheels. You can't help but literally ogle at this one. To add to all this it has three mode active damping suspension plus electronic stability control. All of it for just $39,995; could not get any better than this.
2013 Shelby 1000
Topping our list of Best American Muscle Cars is the 2013 Shelby 1000 because this is the car which has the ability to leave you awestruck. Attention has been paid to even the most trivial components to ensure that this car stands unparalleled in every respect. This is certainly a master car with a mind boggling 1200hp and a powerful 5.4 liter to 5.8 liter engine. It has a super charged system with strengthened pistons and extensive cooling. It is available for an extravagant $154,995 which seems reasonable when you realize that this, right here, is why the American muscle cars are still so popular.