Modern Muscle Cars

ABOVE: The Modern Muscle Car is typified by this 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT. Gobs of horsepower, incredible brakes, good handling, every luxury amenity imaginable, and a factory warranty. Who would have thought?

ABOVE: This 2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is another fine example of Modern Muscle Car design: 605hp supercharged 5.4L DOHC V8...what more do we need to say? The Mustang was the last of the Modern Muscle Cars to shed its live rear axle in favor of a fully independent rear suspension. But this didn't happen until this latest generation in launched as a 2015. On a car with this much power, that didn't do much for the handling, but straight-line acceleration was astounding! Zero-to-60 in less than 4 seconds!

ABOVE: 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06. The wicked new C7 Corvette launched in 2014. It brought not only world-class performance, but also world-class refinement, a quality interior, and a solid, real-car feel that Corvettes have always lacked. 450hp stock, and up to 685hp if you want it. And they get as high as 29mpg. All for under $60,000 (base price)! How is this possible?

ABOVE: The Modern Muscle Car-way to get big horsepower is forced induction. Most big American V8s rely on superchargers, instead of turbos. This Shelby GT500 Super Snake uses a twin-screw supercharger on a 5.4-liter DOHC V8. This combo makes 605hp, with a factory warranty!

Modern Muscle Cars, 2000 & later
MODEL-BY-MODEL

Chevrolet

2000 CAMARO SS

The 4-gen Camaro storms into the new millennia with a 320hp V8 & 6-speed tranny, all at Chevy prices. It was the best performance deal around!

2001 CORVETTE


2001 CORVETTE Z06


2002 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE

Great-looking, well-optioned C5 convertible.


2007 CORVETTE Z06


2011 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT

The name 'Grand Sport' has always been reserved for the best-handling Vettes. This black C6 is no exception.


2010 CAMARO SS


2013 CAMARO SS


2014 CAMARO Z28


2014 CAMARO ZL1


2014 C7 CORVETTE


2015 CORVETTE Z06


Ford

2006 MUSTANG GT

Tight new retro look of the 5th-gen Mustang, with all the top-tier GT parts.
2006 SHELBY GT

That's right, "Mustang" doesn't appear in the name of this car. '07 & '08-only limited run. 319-horsepower.


2008 SHELBY MUSTANG GT500 SUPER SNAKE


2012 MUSTANG BOSS 302


2013 MUSTANG BOSS 302


2014 MUSTANG GT

5.0 Coyote V8 power, looks, handling & comfort.
2015 MUSTANG


2015 MUSTANG GT


2016 SHELBY GT350


Dodge

2010 CHALLENGER R/T


2015 CHALLENGER R/T


The Challenger R/T comes with a 6.4L Hemi instead of the standard 5.7L. This one's in classic SubLime green.



2016 CHALLENGER HELLCAT


This 707-horsepower supercharged hemi monster is insanely, brutally fast!!



Pontiac

2002 TRANS AM


'02 was the last year for the Firebird & Trans Am. And this is literally the last Trans Am to roll off the assembly line!



2009 G8

Built on the Holden Commodore chassis (GM Australia) the G8 had a big Corvette-derived V8, style, handling & quality. Unfortunately, it turned out to be Pontiac's last gasp. Great cars.



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