Climb aboard as we floor the new guard of the meanest, sleekest, and most powerful pieces of domestic-born machinery.
Just like rock'n'roll, Sly Stallone, and Double-Double Animal Style cheeseburgers, muscle cars are uniquely American. Climb aboard as we floor the new guard of the meanest, sleekest, and most powerful pieces of domestic-born machinery.
Corvette C7 Stingray Convertible
The biggest domestic car launch of the year—all right, of the century—the seventh generation 'Vette is, in our not-so-humble-opinion, the best-looking yet. So when the topless version was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show this spring, we were there with our jaws on the floor. As the first model in decades to be tagged with the iconic "Stingray" designation—and with the most powerful standard engine in the model's history—it's clear the good folks at Chevy know they've created something special. (So does NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who dropped a million bucks on the first Stingray convertible to roll off the line.)
Engine: 6.2-liter V8
0-60: 4.0 seconds
Top Speed: 180 mph
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
If you looked up "muscle car" in the dictionary (they still make those, right?), you would see an image of this iconic Mopar model. It has more power than ever, with a massive 392-cubic-inch (or 6.4-liter, for all you Commies out there) Hemi V-8, but besides its raw speed, just look at the thing. Has a sculpted piece of metal ever been more menacing?
Engine: 6.4-liter V-8
Torque: 470 lb.-ft.
0-60: 4.9 seconds (est.)
Top Speed: 182 mph