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Best muscle car

What is the best modern-day muscle car? The car must be: -American made -Modern, available to buy new or used -Powerful, high performance (300HP+) -No custom mods -Cool-looking

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2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The Ford Mustang has been known for decades to be one of the best muscle cars around. The 2013 Shelby GT500 model has:

-An insane 650 horsepower and 631 lb-ft. of torque

-The engine is a 5.8L supercharged V8

-It's capable of speeds of upwards of 200 mph

-It lapped 7:41 on the Nürburgring track

-Ford claims it is the most powerful production V8 in the world

-The Shelby GT500 comes with advanced driver-adjustable electronic assist features including launch control, Bilstein adjustable damping, AdvanceTrac stability control and electric power-assisted steering

-One side bonus is that it's the most fuel efficient car in it's class

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#2

2012 ZL1 Camaro by Chevrolet

-The ZL1 Camaro has a 6.2L LSA supercharged V8

-This Camaro has 580 hp (430 kW) at 6000 rpm

-The ZL1 has 556 lb-ft of torque at 4200 rpm

-It's the fastest Camaro ever produced due to the LSA motor

-It was raced on the Nürburgring track in Germany at 7:41.27

-Can reach speeds over 200mph

-The Camaro also has a 2-stage exhaust, suede seats, steering wheel and shift knob, and LT1-exclusive 20" aluminium wheels

-The 2012 model comes standard with Magnetic Ride Control (helps the car corner faster) and Performance Traction Management (PTM), designed for both the race course and the drag strip

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#3

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 is an awesome muscle car. It's both powerful and affordable. Some specs about this car:

-6.4L SRT HEMI V8 with Fuel Saver Technology

-470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque

-Goes 0-60mph in 4-seconds

-175 mph top speed+

-1/4 mile in the upper 12-second range+

-High-performance independent front and rear suspension with stabilizer bars

-Performance-tuned hydraulic steering

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#4

2012 Chevy Corvette ZR1

Part-muscle car, part-sports car, the Chevy Corvette C6 ZR1 is the fastest car ever produced by Chevrolet - with speeds up to 205 mph. It may be twice the price of the other 'muscle cars', but it certainly stacks up against the competition:

-It was tested at the Nurburgring by Jim Mero and recorded a time of 7:19.63 (way faster than all the other nominees)

-Horsepower: 638 HP @ 6500 rpm

-Engine: V8 6.162 L (376.0 cu in) w/ (Eaton) TVS Supercharger & Intercooler

-Torque: 604 lbs·ft @ 3800 rpm

-Weight: 3,405 lbs

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2012 2012 Chevy Corvette ZR1on the Nurburgring

  • louis thompson commented May 17th 2012:

    Not a muscle car! It's way too expensive.

#5

2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 injects blood-pumping performance and retro styling into a package that is nevertheless easy to live with every day. Among muscle cars, it's the top dog. More benefits of this muscle car:

-It's available on the market now (unlike the 2013 model)

-Incredible power: 550 HP and 510 ft-lbs. of torque

-5.4L V8 engine

-Inspiring engine note

-Racing stripes on the exterior

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#6

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

The new Challenger SRT8 is the ultimate muscle car!!

-392-cubic inch 470-horsepower 6.4L HEMI® V8

-Reaches 0-60 mph 4-seconds

-High-performance Brembo four-piston four-wheel antilock brakes with vented front and rear discs

-SRT® exhaust system

-SRT-tuned suspension

-SRT Track Experience: One day driving experience designed for SRT owners and performance enthusiasts to maximize driving knowledge and skills

-Dual, full body racing stripes

-20-inch aluminum wheels

#7

2012 Dodge Challenger RT Classic

-375-hp 5.7l v8

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#8

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10

-Engine: 8.4 liter V10

-Torque: 560 lb-ft

-HP: 600 hp

-0-62 mph: under 4 seconds

-Top Speed: 202 mph

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#9

2013 SRT Viper by Dodge

-New fifth generation of the Dodge Viper (not available yet)

-V-10 engine

-640 horsepower

-600 foot-pounds of torque

-HP:Weight ratio is 4.91

-New carbon fiber body (reduces weight by 100 lbs)

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