Is there anything remotely cooler than driving a sports car?
Nothing matches driving down the road in a cool looking automobile. The muscle car gives a driver power and speed but they also look slick!
For many, America remains king when it comes to the best muscle cars. Sales of muscle cars in America have increased nearly 35% since 2005.
Even in the age of hybrids and electric vehicles, America still has a place in its heart for the muscle car. Not all muscle cars are equal. Throughout history, a few muscle car manufacturers have withstood the test of time.
Each entry in this upcoming list is producing vehicles to this day. While a few entries took a break from production, they always came back strong.
In this article, you will learn about four of the slickest American sports cars ever. These entries were chosen based on their prominence, history, and popularity.
Chevrolet Corvette: One of the First American Sports Cars
Since 1953, Chevrolet has produced one of its most iconic cars, the Corvette. Many early variations of the Corvette were mainly convertibles.
Chevrolet now offers both coupe and convertible models for this vehicle. The Corvette is a sports car known for its slick design and powerful engine.
The Corvette is now in its seventh generation of production. The 2016 model includes a 6.2-liter V8 engine. The Chevy Corvette Z06 for 2016 has a seven-speed manual gearbox option.
Ford Mustang: A New Muscle Car Contender
Recent innovations to the Mustang still keep elements from the vehicle’s past. One beloved feature of newer Mustang models are the rounded headlights.
The Mustang underwent a major redesign for its fifth generation, beginning in 2005.
The current generation of the Ford Mustang includes a V8 engine. One notable difference is the 5.0-liter engine, with most competitors a 6.0-liter is common. The 2017 Ford Mustang GT features 435 horsepower.
Chevrolet Camaro: A Response to the Mustang
The Camaro began production in 1967. Early generations saw this vehicle as a sleek and rounded sports car.
The third generation of Camaro production saw notable changes occur. This generation is when the longer front end design of the Camaro became the norm.
In 2002, Chevrolet put an end to Camaro production. Chevrolet decided a new generation would begin for this American sports car in 2010. The Camaro is now in its fifth generation of production.
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 includes a supercharged V8 engine.
Dodge Challenger: Better Late than Never
Many thought the Challenger was a late arrival to the muscle car industry. During its earlier generations, the Challenger would struggle to build a legacy against already established vehicles.
Dodge stopped production of the Challenger in the early 80s. In 2008, the modern Dodge Challenger would debut its 4th generation design. This newer Challenger is notable for its classic muscle car appeal.
The 4th generation Challenger features an updated design of its earlier 70s models.
America continues to create some of the best sports cars on the road. Click here to learn more about the history of American automobiles.