Muscle cars are an American tradition and have really evolved over the years. Here are some of the best muscle cars, from all makes, models, and years, perfect for cruising down Route 66!
The Shelby 1000, worth $200,000 is a beast-of-a-car. It models a street-legal design, which is identical to the Ford Mustang. This muscular Powertrain pushes 950hp with a 3.6-liter Kenne Bell or 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger engine. It boasts the 2012 Shelby GT500 architecture.
This muscle car is a C-Class machine, modeling a twin-turbo, 800hp V12 engine, which fires 811-lb-ft of torque. The latest addition to the family is the monstrous Bullit Coupe-800. It has a 5.5-liter engine, which is upgradeable to a 6.3-liter tank. This machine boasts a SEMA-shaming custom body kit, featuring front/rear carbon-fiber lower-trim spoilers and a Fast-and-Furious-inspired rear wing.
Ford Galaxie 427
The custom 427 SOHC prototype of Ford’s Galaxie franchise, modeled a 660hp dual-quad-powered turbo engine. It was so powerful, NASCAR banned it from competing in the circuit races, a request petitioned by Chrysler. This legendary machine served the drag-racing circuit in the 1970s, which has given birth to a series of supercharged top-fuel dragsters.
Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt
This 1964 drag car by Ford is a street-legal muscle car. Its high-rise 427 CID 425hp V8 racer engine complemented its lightweight body kit. The 427 Thunderbolt modeled a sophisticated RAM-air intake kit, tubular headers, dual-quad-barrel Holley carburetor, four-speed transmission, and an aluminum scatter shield housing.
Modern Hemi series muscle cars, model a 426 650hp V8 engine. The Plymouth Barracuda released in 1968, had a 500hp engine.
Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro
This muscle car modeled a robust fire-breathing ZL1 430hp V8 engine. It had the capacity to produce 500hp of organic power. Authenticated as a 100% street-legal series, the ZL1 mainly competed in drag races.
Stage 1 Buick Gran Sport
This factory released 1970 big-block Buick fired 510 lb-ft of pure torque from its 360hp 455 CID V8 engine. It’s a high-performance muscle car, which relied on a generous amount of torque-power.
Ford Falcon GTHO
Based on the Ford Falcon XY’s architecture, the high-performance 1970 GTHO, modeled a 300 bhp engine. It was a limited production range, which boasted a body kit identical to that of the Ford-GT. This muscle car offered a choice of either an in-line 3.1 or 3.6-liter V8 6-cylinder engine.
Chevrolet Nova SS
The compact 1968 and 1969 Nova SS muscle car output 375 horsepower. It has a 4-speed manual transmission. The Nova Super Sport is among the smallest muscle car series to make light work of the Detroit race tracks. Included in its hood is a 5.7-liter 295 horsepower V8 engine. It is upgradeable to a big-block 6.5-liter 375 or 396hp version.