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The 10 Most Awesome American Muscle Cars

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Camaro. Need we say more? Well, if you insist…The Z/28 was last produced by Chevy in 2002, and the long-feared-on-the-streets model is finally making a return, leaner (it’s 300 pounds lighter than a Camaro ZL1) and meaner (500 horses, anyone?) than ever. How barebones and track-ready is the car? Let’s put it this way: Air conditioning is optional. In a world where you can get a GPS, electric seats, and multiple speakers (the Z/28 has only one, for a seat belt chime) in a bargain-basement Hyundai, this is a throwback to a whole different era. 

Spec Check 
Price: TBA
Engine: 7.0-liter V-8
Horsepower: 500
Torque: 470 lb.-ft.
0–60: 4.2 seconds (est.)
Top speed: TBA

 
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

There’s one number to keep in mind when discussing the automotive incarnation of speed god Carroll Shelby’s legacy: 662. That’s how many horses the supercharged 5.8-liter engine churns out, meaning the GT500 has the most powerful V-8 of any production car in the world. While that number alone would put this monster on any list of supercars, it’s the intangible ferocity you feel emanating from the machine—a former Maxim cover model—that makes it unique. If America were a car, it would be a Shelby Mustang.  

Spec Check
Price: $54,800
Engine: Supercharged 5.8-liter V-8
Horsepower: 662
Torque: 631 lb.-ft.
0–60: 3.5 seconds
Top Speed: 200 mph


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