The best muscle cars on the market
The world of automobiles is looking pretty good. We’re getting more power, more speed and more miles to the gallon than ever before – and it’s all getting cheaper. Gone are the days where owning your own muscle car was just a mere fantasy.
Always dreamt of buying a muscle car? Can’t get your mind away from all the glorious horsepower? Here we take a look at a few muscle cars that you should really consider in 2017 – with one or two you can actually afford, maybe.
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Due to increasing popularity of this model, Dodge – pretty much the number one name in muscle cars – has double production of the Challenger. Packed with a 6.4 liter Hemi V8 supercharged engine, it can generate 707 horsepower and a frightening 650 pound-feet of torque.
Getting you to 60mph in 3.9 seconds, alongside a top speed of 199 miles per hour, it makes the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat one of the quickest and most powerful production cars in the world. Sure, it might set you back $60,000, but that’s not beyond the realm of possibility with a good finance package. Although it may be worth waiting until next year to pick up the Challenger Demon GT, which will have a reported 840 horsepower.
Ford Mustang GT
The Mustang is one of the most notorious muscle cars ever created. The latest in a long line of predecessors is a brilliant return from Ford, with their first attempt at reinvigorating the popular line this century. Available directly via Ford or any good car dealerships with muscle cars for sale, the first you’ll note on viewing is its strikingly modern looks – the Mustang of the past would look rather outdated nowadays, but Ford has done very well to bring it back to modern times.
That old clunky radiator grill has disappeared, and a sleeker, more rounded alternative has taken its place. It has also ditched the old circular headlights and opted for the modern cat-eyes style – rectangular, while sharpening off towards the end. While its V8 engine is rather thirsty, it comes with 306 horsepower, and you can get from 0 – 60 in 4.8 seconds. Overall, while it won’t compete with the Challenger, for almost $20,000 less at $40,000, it is a cheaper and rather tempting alternative.
BMW M4 GTS
BMW aren’t exactly renowned for their muscle cars, but the BMW M4 GTS looks like a muscle car, has all the pre-requisites of a muscle car – long hood, short deck, powerful and roaring engine – and certainly feels like a muscle car. Therefore, it’s more than welcome in this category.
It may be a six-figure car – ahem, $150,000 in fact – but that’s not to say you’ll never have the cash to own one, or ever want one, but you’ve got to admire the absolute beauty of this particular BMW. With 493 horsepower, it may not sound much compared to the Challenger, but with a lightweight carbon body, you’ll get from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds – which is a whole 0.2 seconds quicker than the Dodge.