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Muscle Cars: 10 Facts You Need to Know

Popular Mechanics Logo By Ben Stewart of Popular Mechanics | Slide 1 of 11: Because America loves speed.

10 Surprising Facts About American Muscle Cars

America loves speed. The 1960s and 1970s might have produced the wildest and rarest muscle cars packing giant torque-rich V-8s, but the 1980s brought its share of powerful machines to the street, too—cars that were quick and met the more stringent emissions controls. And behind the horsepower there are some surprising stories.

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