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TOTD: Fill Your All-American Dream Garage With a Combined 1776 HP

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 7/4/2014 Alex Nishimoto

It's Independence Day, which means it's time to celebrate the birth of our nation, freedom, and what it means to be American. That last bit is totally subjective, but if you're like us, a part of the definition involves having gobs of horsepower. Because you can. Because 'Murica. For today's Thread of the Day, we want you to pick any number of American cars to fill your dream garage, but the combined horsepower of the cars you choose must add up to the year of America's birth, 1776 (or as close as you can get).


We dusted off our basic arithmetic skills and racked our brains trying to think of American cars with horsepower figures that added up to that patriotic number. Cars like the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Dodge Viper SRT, and 707-hp Challenger SRT Hellcat were popular choices, though you can only fit a couple in one garage since each American torque factory boasts more than 600 hp. Below are some of the combinations we came up with. 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

One 1350-hp Shelby Supercars (SSC) Tuatara and one 426-hp 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS was all it took to hit 1776 hp right on the nose. But after that, the rest of our dream garages were just slightly off the mark (though still drool-worthy): ssc-tuatara-profile© Provided by MotorTrend ssc-tuatara-profile

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (411 hp) + Ford Mustang Boss 302 (444 hp) + Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (470 hp) + Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (455 hp) = 1780

Tesla Model S P85+ (416 hp) + Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (707 hp) + Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (505 hp) + 1997 Dodge Neon ACR (150 hp) = 17782014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (707 hp) + 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (650 hp) + 2014 Ford Mustang GT (420 hp) = 1777

Cadillac CTS-V Wagon (556 hp) + Tesla Model S P85+ (416 hp) + Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (470 hp) + Ford Focus ST (252 hp) + Chevrolet Spark (84 hp) = 17782014 Tesla Model S© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Tesla Model S

Think you can put together a better lineup? Get out your calculators and give us your best lists in the comments below. Have a happy 4th of July!

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