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Arguably the most successful was the second-generation CTS-V model produced between 2008 and 2014. Under the hood was a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 delivering 556 HP.
That made the CTS-V the most powerful performance sedan on the market.
With 0 to 60 mph time of just 3.8 seconds, the second-generation CTS-V was one of the fastest four-door vehicles on the planet. You could say it’s a true muscle car sedan.
If for any reason, the 707 HP from the Hellcat package is not enough and you want the most powerful street Hemi engine ever, the Demon package may be the best option for you.
Its acceleration from 0 to 60 is less than three seconds, and under full power, the Demon will accelerate with 1.8 G force.
That is faster than jumping off a cliff. This car is capable of covering a quarter-mile sprint in less than 10 seconds straight from the dealership (via CNet).
In 1970 Plymouth offered this legendary engine in the Barracuda body, immediately creating one of the fastest, most desirable muscle cars ever
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The mighty Hemi engine was an expensive top-of-the-line option for 1970 and 1971 available in coupe or convertible form.
It cost around $900 over the price of the standard Barracuda. They installed it in about 600 coupes and only 17 convertibles during its two-year production period. The power was rated at 425 HP but was rumored to have delivered more than 500.
Chevrolet produced the second-generation Corvette (C2) from 1963 to 1967. It was one of the most beautiful and aggressive-looking cars of the muscle car era.
Photo: Hot Rod.
The L-88 had a mandatory heavy-duty suspension, brakes, and handling package. Chevy developed this option for racers. But it was expensive, almost doubling the price of the base ’67 Corvette.
That’s why it is one of the rarest, with only 20 in coupe and convertible form.
With its unique styling and trim, it was an independent force in the muscle car wars of the late ’60s.
The ultimate version that perfectly combined muscle car power with luxury was the mighty Cougar XR-7
Each model delivers so much power, it’s hard to comprehend. Just look at the latest 2020 model. From the outside, it looks like a menacing Mustang. But the real surprise lies beneath the metal
The massive 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine delivers 760 HP and sends it to the rear wheels through an intelligent 10-speed automatic.
This interesting combo makes the new GT500 the perfect combination of old-school muscle and modern technology
The result is even more astonishing as it takes just 3.3 seconds to get to 60 mph with a 180-mph top speed.
The 1969 Trans Am featured big-block power from the famous 400 V8 engine equipped with the Ram Air III or IV intake system.
This special version with its signature white paint, blue stripes, and Rally II wheels proved to be a tough seller.
Sadly, they only sold 634 Firebird Trans Am. And among those, only eight were convertibles.
Think again if you believe Yenko was the classic Camaro tuner. There were several well-known names in the business, but the most extreme was Baldwin Motion
They delivered them with a written warranty that the vehicle could achieve 10-second quarter-mile times and produce 500 HP.
Today, Baldwin Motion Camaros are highly sought-after and valuable pieces of muscle car history.
The third redesign of the Mustang appeared for the 1969 model year and the car grew again. Ford produced it for only two years in 1969 and 1970.
The Boss 302 was a model Ford intended for racing in the Trans-Am championship. Apart from the blackout hood, spoiler on the trunk, and other details, it featured a stiff, track-tuned suspension, a close-ratio gearbox, and a high-revving engine.
A young engineer named John Z. DeLorean thought of a genius idea. He wanted to install a big, powerful 396 V8 into a light, intermediate Tempest two-door body.
Photo: Hot Rod.
He knew it was an easy and affordable way to create a true performance machine. For just $295, buyers could get a high-performance 396 V8 with 325 HP in a standard or 348 HP in the famous Tri-Power form.