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Fastest American Muscle Cars EVER

Car and Driver Logo By John Pearley Huffman of Car and Driver | Slide 1 of 11: American muscle cars first appeared in the 1960s as manufacturers appealed to the massive baby-boomer generation. Boomers wanted power and excitement, and they got it thanks to big V-8 engines, and at affordable prices no less. Detroit marketing used everything from racing participation to cartoon birds—remember the Plymouth Road Runner?—to sell boomers the hot muscle cars that they craved. Fastest Muscle Cars of the 1960sNotoriously, classic muscle cars were quick in a straight line but sloppy when going around corners and loath to stop quickly. Today's American muscle cars, however, handle like crazy, ride well, are as responsive as sports cars, and and are vastly more capable. Plus the brakes actually work. Right now, American muscle cars are a high-performance bargain. The 460-hp Mustang GT coupe starts at $36,725 with destination, while 2019 BMW's 444-hp M4 coupe with the Competition package is $74,895. That's undeniable value. Here's the list of today's hottest American muscle cars.

American muscle cars first appeared in the 1960s as manufacturers appealed to the massive baby-boomer generation. Boomers wanted power and excitement, and they got it thanks to big V-8 engines, and at affordable prices no less. Detroit marketing used everything from racing participation to cartoon birds—remember the Plymouth Road Runner?—to sell boomers the hot muscle cars that they craved.

Fastest Muscle Cars of the 1960s

Notoriously, classic muscle cars were quick in a straight line but sloppy when going around corners and loath to stop quickly. Today's American muscle cars, however, handle like crazy, ride well, are as responsive as sports cars, and and are vastly more capable. Plus the brakes actually work.

Right now, American muscle cars are a high-performance bargain. The 460-hp Mustang GT coupe starts at $36,725 with destination, while 2019 BMW's 444-hp M4 coupe with the Competition package is $74,895. That's undeniable value. Here's the list of today's hottest American muscle cars.

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