Sports cars are nice, but there is nothing better than the raw power that comes from true muscle. 2018 is seeing stiff competition in this category, and the American market is going to be the ultimate battleground. With the death of the Dodge Viper, for now, the market has been dominated by Chevy and other Dodge models who are both offering various powerhouse set ups for the Camaro, Corvette, Challenger, and Charger. Choices, choices, choices…Unparalleled Muscle Cars.
However, a new competitor, the Equus Bass 770, surfaced in 2015 and is starting to make waves across America. There is also a new trend of making SUV`s as powerful as possible, as if Cherokee`s and Durango`s really needed 707-horsepower. When it comes to muscle however, it is not about practicality. We do it simply because we can, and because we like it. Autozin.com has put together a list of the top 5 muscle packing vehicles for 2018, and we think you`ll appreciate it.
- 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk
Yes, yes, we know, the Jeep Cherokee is not traditionally known as a “muscle car”, but this SUV holds its own on and off the track. This is not your average off-road toy or family grocery hauler, but instead a super-stacked toy that will out-perform most of its competition on a track or on trail. With 707-horsepower and 645 lb.ft. of torque, you can tow up to 7,200 lbs. and race your buddy in their Corvette after. A 6.7-liter V8 engine delivers instant power with an 8-speed transmission and AWD setup that has your back no matter where the road takes you. However, to have that much fun and take the whole family with you, you will pay top dollar.
- Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
The ZL1 Camaro 1LE sits right up there with the Hellcat featuring a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 capable of 650-horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. The impressive and aggressive design does 0-60 MPH in 3.5 seconds, and tops out at 190 MPH. Customers wanted more power and better handling, so Chevy delivered, upping the power and lowering the price. A notion worthy of making the top 5 list.
- Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
While it may not have the highest available horsepower, the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R does have the highest redline of any Ford, ever. Topping out at 8,250 RPMs, all 526-horsepower are at your disposal instantly. Under the hood lies a 5.2-liter V8. When paired with Ford`s patented self-adjusting dampening system, the extremely effective v8 will leave you breathless before you know it. The 2018 Shelby GT350R is so powerful it also comes with a 1-day driving school. After all, knowledge is power.
- Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
707-horsepower seems to be the FCA`s favorite number. The first models to house the monstrous 6.2-liter V8 engine, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, raised the bar for muscle cars everywhere. 650 lb.-ft. of torque are matched with Dodge`s launch controls, making racing easier for all who choose to take part in owning one. However, that kind of refined power is not for the faint of heart. Purchasing a new Hellcat comes with a 1-day driving class at the renowned Bondurant Racing School.
- Equus Bass 770
A new muscle car has taken America by storm. The Equus Bass 770 is 100% handmade here in America, and each individual beauty has over 5,000-man hours poured into its creation. The seductive exterior design bases its roots in the 1960`s and 1970`s, highlighting what we all loved most about that era of muscle cars. Under the hood lives a world-class 6.2-liter supercharged aluminum LS9 V8 capable of 640-horsepower. Did we mention it sounds as great as it looks? Let`s put it this way, if you have to ask about the price, you cant afford one.