Bold, Aggressive, Loud, Adrenaline and Power: These are the words that jump into mind whenever we think about muscle cars . In today’s fast world, where practicality is a need, style, fun and speed are also what’s important. People opt for family cars like SUVs but the car junkies love some horsepower and the sprint of car that comes with it. There’s just something about muscle cars that make people go “Woah man! Wish I had one of these”. Some people might not like the sound of it but everyone agrees upon the speed and style, whether you are sitting behind the wheel or just admiring a muscle car from afar.
Modern muscle cars are mostly considered an “American culture” and they are usually seen as two-door low-set cars that are loud and stuffed with power. Ford, Pontiac, Dodge, and Chevrolet were seen as the crafters of extremely fast muscle cars and they have been living up for their work since 1960s. Some of the best 70s muscle cars included beasts like FORD MUSTANG MACH 1, DODGE CHARGER and DODGE CHALLENGER. Some of these classic muscle cars have even been featured in movies!
Thankfully, muscle cars are not a thing of past and we have still have some modern muscle cars ruling the streets. What is the fastest car in the world? Hmm. Check out the list below to find out the best modern muscle cars of 2019.
Camaro is a Chevy muscle car with a 6.2-liter V8 engine capable of 455 horsepower, this modern muscle car can go from 0-60 mph in just 4 seconds. This creation of Chevy costs up to 37,000$ and is sure to give you an experience of a life-time once you are behind the wheel.
Contradictory to the understood concept of modern muscle cars, this one goes has four doors but doesn’t make the Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack any less of a beast than its other competitors muscle cars.
Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack comes with a 6.8-liter Hemi V8 engine capable of 485 horsepower and blasts to 60 miles per hour in just about 4.3 seconds. This, one of the fastest muscle car, costs $39,995 but will definitely give an outrageous amount of speed and experience if in the hands of a skilled driver.
The Challenger SRT 392 comes with max top speed of 182 mph which is slightly faster than its Charger counterpart which has a top speed of 175 miles per hour. This, one of the fastest production cars can go from 0 to 60 in around 4.5 seconds and has a V8 engine with 485 horsepower.
After the launch of Camaro Chevy’s muscle car, Ford responded with a competition and produced the Mustang GT. This one beats the 70s muscle cars of Ford and is added up with both automatic and manual transmissions. Hitting 60 mile per hour in 4 seconds or less, this powerful modern muscle car is capable of touching 460 horsepower and costs around 35,555$.
Using an enhanced version of the 5.0-liter V8, this Steve McQueen tribute can produce 480 horsepower. With a maximum hit of 163 miles per hour, this beats the classic muscle cars by its sleek design. With a cost of $46,595, Mustang Bullitt can reach from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds. This is a difficult task.
Dodge has been busy taking its muscle car line up to new heights and has been pushing the limits since the past two years. Proof lies with this Scat Pack 1320 which only comes with a driver’s seat. Dodge says that Scat Pack 1320 will cover a quarter mile in just about 11.5 seconds hitting at the speed of 115 mph.
The debut model comes with the price tag of 45, 980$ and will hit the market in the first quarter of 2019.
Ford brings an updated Shelby350 with improved aerodynamic and down force. Ford says that GT350 will be faster on track and has been proven right by going to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The speed and power of this updated Shelby350 makes it on of the best modern muscle cars and makes it a good competition for the classic muscle cars.
GT350 will hit the market in the early 2019 and hasn’t released its price yet.
Just when it was presumed that Ford was done producing muscle cars, it came up with Dodge Charger Hellcat. This muscle car runs on a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 that produces 707 horsepower. Breaking the traditional ideas of a modern muscle car, this design comes with four doors but doesn’t compromise on speed and style. Speed testing proved it where the Hellcat went to 60 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds!!
The price has not yet been released but considering the 2018 model, 67,995$ seems like a reasonable estimate.
Camaro ZL1 continues charging into the 2019 model year with its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 and choice of 10-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. That powertrain produces 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
It hits 60 mph from a stop in about 3.5 seconds and can run the quarter mile in less than 11.5 seconds at 127 mph. Considered one of the fastest modern muscle car, the Camaro ZL1 comes with a price tag of 63,200$.
Dodge really up-ed the game with the Challenger Demon in 2018, and for the new model year the automaker is bringing out a follow-up in the 2019 Challenger Hellcat Redeye. The one outstanding feature is the 797 horsepower.
This car can blast to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, which is faster than any muscle car in production. The horsepower and the speed make it the fastest muscle car. Likewise, the Redeye is the fastest GT car in production with its quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds at 131 mph and top speed of 203 mph.
The eye-popping red color keeps up the tradition of the old muscle cars but the design and shape definitely make it one of the best modern muscle cars. This one comes with a price of 72,745$ but totally worth the experience!