Wanna learn about 10 modern muscle cars? The first decade of the 21st Century provided a modern renaissance for lovers of the classic muscle car. Developers such as Ford, Chevy and Dodge began to redevelop their classic cars into newer, updated models while trying to retain the feel of their predecessors. While the new cars may not be as iconic as the classic counterparts, they still set the bar for a new generation to discover the power of the muscle car.
- Dodge Challenger SRT8. The Challenger resembles the classic models but outperforms them from top-to-bottom. The 0-to-60 time is a fast 4.9 seconds with its massive 6.1 liter, HEMI V8. The car ranks at 425 hp at 6200 rpm and 420 lb-ft. torque at 480 rpm.
- Pontiac GTO. The Pontiac GTO is based on the Holden Monaro and shares many traits with the GTO’s of the sixties and seventies. Pontiac introduced show model versions in 2004 and released them onto the streets in 2005. The new GTO can go 0-to-60 in under seven seconds and run the quarter mile in 14 seconds with a top speed of 160 mph.
- CHEVY CAMARO SS. Chevy uses the Camaro to prove they are the best value among modern muscle cars. For the muscle car enthusiast who wants power regardless of price, the SS comes with a 5.7 liter engine that hits 320 hp with a 0-to-60 time of 5.2 seconds, despite a 3,306-lb curb weight.
- FORD MUSTANG SVTCOBRA. Mustang halted production on Cobras in 2002 and prepared for a big release in 2004. They promised the most powerful Mustang ever and fulfilled that promise with the 2004 model. The engine was a supercharged 4.6-liter double overhead cam, rated at 390 hp and 390 lbs.-ft of torque.
- Ford GT. The Ford GT is an interpretation of the classic the GT40, the car that won the Le Mans from 1966-69. The car was not cheap, checking in at around $140,000. It held a supercharged V8 and reached 0-to-60 in only 3.5 seconds. The 2006 model ranked 550 hp and 500 lbs-ft. of torque.
- CHEVY CORVETTE Z06. The 2001 Corvette Z06 accomplished an impressive task. It gained 40 hp and shaved off 103 lbs. Thanks to these improvements, its speed was a blistering 0-to-60 in 4.7 seconds. The car contained a 346-cid LS6 small block Chevy V8 and produced 385 hp at 6000 rpm and 385 lbs-ft. of torque at 4800 rpm.
- Dodge Charger SRT8. The Charger is very similar to the Challenger in performance but the Challenger remains the faster of the two. More compact, the Charger contains the same 6.1 liter, HEMI V8 as its fellow Dodge but the 0-to-60 time is a slower 5.7 seconds. 2010 is rumored to be the final year the Charger will appear in its current form.
- Chrysler 300C SRT8. If you want a car with the same abilities as a Dodge Charger but with a more refined, dignified body then you want a Chrysler 300C. The cars share the same HEMI engine, a 425 hp ranking and 420 lb-ft. torque. Both cars run the same 0-to-60 time but the Chrysler is a more comfortable, luxurious ride.
- Cadillac CTS-V. When a person thinks of muscle cars, Cadillac is not the first name that comes to mind. However, this Cadillac is one of the fastest U.S. produced sedans, going from 0-to-60 in 3.8 seconds. The engine is a 6.2 liter, supercharged V8, ranking 556 hp at 6100 rpm.
- Jaguar S-Type R. The muscle car is not relegated to just American produced cars. The Jaguar S-Type R has a very powerful V8 engine, 388 hp and goes 0-to-60 in 5.3 seconds.
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