It started with Hollywood, that later became one of the most sought after culture in the world. Muscle cars usually refer exclusively to large coupes or sedans with burly V8 engines, but with modern technology, there are quite a few turbocharged V6 motors in this arena now. Here is a list of 9 top muscle cars that are popular worldwide.
9. BMW M4 2015:
Although this isn’t your typical chunky muscle looking car, the BMW M4 does share some of the ingredients typical of the class. BMW was established as an airplane engine manufacturing company. The Bavarian Motor Works began focus on producing high-performance motorcycles and automobiles. The M4 can surely be called a European luxury muscle car.
The M4 car from BMW is built with a 3.0-liter twin turbo inline-6 engine that has the power of 425 horses and goes form 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. The torque has increased to 406 lb. ft since 295 lb ft. The M4 carries a fitment of 2-turbochargers fitted with 2-small turbos rather than a big one. They’re both single-scroll units. Twin-scroll turbos split exhaust gases from the cylinders until they reach the turbine, but you can’t really do that between an uneven numbers of cylinders.
8. Audi RS5 2015:
The RS5 from Audi sound way too similar to its muscle car counterpart, the BMW M4. The RS5’s performance is quite phenomenal. The car is a pedestrian of the A5 coupe but considering its power, the car is entirely a different beast. This car looks pretty amazing and goes as fast as you’d imagine.
At the core of the RS5 is a 450-hp 4.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 that loves to rev to its 8300-rpm redline. The car his an all-wheel drive and has a 7-speed S tronic clutch automatic transmission. This is quite a muscular and aggressive looking car that hints the power that lurks beneath the hood.
7. Nissan GT-R:
Nissan is Japan’s pride and joy. This car belongs to the muscle car category and offers plenty of power. It is quite sporty and powerful. This car has created a spark in the Hollywood community and this car has been spotted in plenty of car-related movies and it has been creating a lot of discussions.
Nissan GT-R is quite the muscular car that it should be. The car is powered by a 545-horsepower with 6000 RPM and has twin-turbocharged 3.6 –liter DOHC twin-turbo V6 that shoots the coupe from 0-60 in an astounding 2.8 seconds, and the ultra-sensitive six-speed manual transmission provides nearly instantaneous gear shifting when in “R” mode. The Black Edition adds mean-looking 20″ black alloy wheels, a dry carbon fiber rear spoiler, and a handsome black leather interior. It is undoubtedly a premium performance-producing car. In terms of traction, the car has electronic traction control system.
6. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2016:
One of the most popular brand in the creation of Muscle history in America is Chevrolet. Founded by Louis-Joseph Chevrolet who was born in Switzerland, the business was partnered with William C. Durant that was founded in 1911. Acquired by General Motors, Chevy has played a key role in the development of the American auto industry, with classic models like the Corvette and Camaro having rightfully earned their place in the pantheon of automotive legends. Today, Chevrolet remains at the forefront of car design and production, showcasing a dedication to innovation in exciting new vehicles.
Powered by an insanely powerful 7.0 liter V8 engine that flies the 505 Horsepower producing Coupe, the Camaro Z/28 goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. (Wow! That’s pretty fast for a muscle car)
Chevrolet has definitely changed the game and the design of the Camaro Z/28. In terms of safety, the car has driver and passenger airbags. It also has traction control system; StabiliTrak electronic stability control system. You’d love the style, performance and power of this car. Sadly, this car has poor gas mileage.
5. Ford Shelby GT350:
Vehicle Type: Coupe
Ford is an iconic car manufacturer that has been at the forefront of automotive innovation since the first Model A rolled off founder Henry Ford’s assembly line in 1903. Although the wooden wheels and hand-cranked engines of early models have now been replaced by futuristic flex fuel and hybrid technologies, the Detroit auto giant continues to operate on the same basic tenets—commitment to quality, dedication to design improvement—that made the fledgling Ford Motor Company a success over a century ago. Ford is one of the biggest and baddest players in the American market when it comes to muscle car production. The Shelby GT has been quite popular and has millions of enthusiasts.
The Shelby GT 350 is a new entrant to the highly successful Shelby car lineup of ford. A 5.2 Liter V8 engine that boosts up 526 HP of power and 429 LB Ft of torque powers this muscle car. The engine is mated onto a 6-speed manual transmission and has rear-wheel drive with front engine placement.
4. Dodge Challenger Hellcat:
Vehicle Type: Coupe
This vehicle is a feral cat sent from hell. The roar and rumble makes it sound pretty aggressive. This is the kind of car you’d want to go on a drag race with. The Challenger was designed as a boulevard cruiser with a little bit of muscle. It was never particularly good at handling curves or even providing straight-line speed, but it could easily haul four passengers in comfort and had enough oomph to keep it interesting. That all changed with the introduction of the supercharged V8 in the Hellcat version. It’s big, it’s thirsty, and not only can it hang with its muscle car competition, it can beat many of them down the drag strip.
With a massive twin-screw supercharger, forged pistons and high-flow heads, the Challenger Hellcat’s 6.4-liter Hemi V8 makes 707 horsepower, 650 lb-ft of torque, and a glorious sound reminiscent of a World War II airplane. Engineers at SRT clearly spent some time fine-tuning the V8’s aural signature, and what they came up with perfectly suits the nature of the beast.
3. 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE R:
F-type from Jaguar has always been considered more of a quick roadster than a muscle car. However, this more aggressive version offers increased horsepower and a standard all-wheel-drive system. You can call it the gentleman’s muscle car. It’s a little more refined and it won’t do burnouts without a lot of coaxing.
The 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe offers a 550-horsepower supercharged 5.0-liter V8 along with an electronic active differential, the 8-speed Quick Shift transmission and an unquestionably sexy shape. More than just an F-TYPE roadster with a roof on its head, the F-TYPE R Coupe is Jaguar’s most serious effort at a series-production, high-performance sports car since the E-Type of 40 years ago.
2. Dodge Challenger SRT V8:
You just cannot dodge this brand. Apart from the Challenger Hellcat, Dodge has created various other beautiful cars. The company brought the Charger SRT Hellcat car that boasts insane power.
The supercharged Hellcat V8 takes 80 horsepower just to run its supercharger, which can suck the air from a 10-by-13-foot room in one minute, and that its fuel injectors can fill a pint glass in six seconds. Oh, and that it produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, which turns the SRT Hellcat from a mere muscular car into a ballistic, five seat supercar. Dodge says it can rocket to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds on its way to an NHRA-certified quarter-mile at 11 seconds flat (on street tires), with a top speed of 204 mph.
1. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V:
Vehicle Type: Luxury sports COUPE
Cadillac, a luxury carmaker is quite a famous American brand. This GM powered car is powerful, stylish, sporty and a stunner. The Cadillac ATS-V is pretty awesome and once you drive an ATS-V, the engineering that went into the V Series won’t disappoint you.
Available with either a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder or a 3.6-liter V6, the Cadillac ATS Coupe should match or exceed the performance and handling of its already-capable sedan counterpart. Torque for the 4-cylinder is up to 295 for 2015, which should provide a welcome boost in midrange acceleration. 464 horses power this vehicle thrusts from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.
These are the top trending cars in the American market, but it has fan following world-wide.