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The 10 Most Awesome American Muscle Cars

SRT Viper TA

If there’s one car that can legitimately challenge the Stingray’s domestic supremacy, it’s this badass brainchild of Chrysler’s insane Street Racing Technology division. The TA version—TA stands for “time attack,” another term for racetrack time trials—takes the already mind-bogglingly fast Viper and soups it up even more (think retuned dampers, springs, and stabilizer bars as well as a lightweight carbon-fiber X-brace that replaces the standard aluminum unit). Only 33 lucky people will be able to call a Viper TA their own, and we hope they like orange…'cause that’s the only color this monster comes in.

Spec Check:
Price: $116,000 (est.)
Engine: 8.4-liter V-10
Horsepower: 640
Torque: 600 lb.-ft.
0-60: 3.3 seconds (est.)
Top Speed: 206 mph (est.)

Chevrolet SS

It’s been 17 years since the last rear-wheel-drive performance sedan rolled out of a Chevy factory (remember, you were dancing to the Macarena?), so we could not be happier that the SS has arrived to fill that void. Powered by a giant 6.2-liter V-8—the same engine used in the last-generation Corvette—the family-friendly four-door delivers an extremely impressive 415 horses. It’s perfect for packing up the kids…or running away from them forever. (Just tell ’em you’re going out for milk.)

Spec Check:
Price: TBA
Engine: 6.2-liter V-8
Horsepower: 415
Torque: 415 lb.-ft.
0-60: 5.0 seconds (est.)
Top Speed: 165 mph (est.)