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Every country in the world that happens to manufacture cars has its own take on it. If Europe and Asia are all about handling and convenience, the US prioritize power and performance. Harder, better, faster, stronger: we are revealing our ranking of the most awesome muscle cars that are totally worth the fuss.

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1969 COPO Camaro

1969 COPO Camaro
1969 COPO Camaro

In 1969 COPO stood for Central Office Production Order 9560 that, for the additional price, could help you take off restrictions placed by GM on Camaro cars and stuff your fellow with a mighty 427 cubic inch V8 engine that would turn a regular car into a street racer.

Quick stats:

  • 425 hp
  • 460 ft-lb of Torque
  • 0-60 5,4s
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1969 Dodge Charger R/T-SE

1969 Dodge Charger R/T-SE
1969 Dodge Charger R/T-SE

The 1968 Bullit, American thriller classic, had a car chase scene starring a 1969 Dodge Charger that left the audience speechless. The same year the sales of the muscle car surged dramatically.

Quick Stats:

  • 425 hp
  • 490 ft-lb of Torque
  • 0-60 4,7s

 

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1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

Constant competition surely shaped the history of Ford Company, and its 1970 Ford Mustang Boss, made specifically to take part in NASCAR, is no exception.

Quick Stats:

  • 375 hp
  • 450 ft-lb of Torque
  • 0-60 5,1s

 

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1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 KR

1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 KR
1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 KR

Lee Marvin, James Garner, Paul Newman, Kevin Costner, and Bruce Willis found the allure of 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 KR, King of the Road, irresistible. Born in competition with Chevy Corvette and happy marriage with Carroll Shelby, 1968 Shelby Mustang still conquers hearts of muscle cars lovers.

Quick Stats:

  • 360 hp
  • 440 ft-lb of Torque
  • 0-60 5,4s
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1970 Oldsmobile 442

1970 Oldsmobile 442
1970 Oldsmobile 442

Named ‘the most identifiable super car in the GM house’ by Motor Trends and praised for its performance, 1970 Oldsmobile 442 was maybe Oldsmobile at its finest.

Quick Stats:

  • 360 hp
  • 500 ft-lb of Torque
  • 0-60 5,7s
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1971 PLymouth Hemi Cuda

1971 PLymouth Hemi Cuda
1971 PLymouth Hemi Cuda

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda and its brand new design effectively ended the bad rap of a typical ‘economy car’ that Plymouth models were surrounded with. During the years of participation in car races, Plymouth Hemi Cuda had its ups and downs, but still made history as one of the most outstanding muscle cars.

Quick Stats:

  • 475 hp
  • 490 ft-lb of Torque
  • 0-60 5,8s
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1964 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power

1964 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power
1964 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power

Despite growing controversy, tepid reception and critical reviews, 1964 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power stays a remarkable muscle car.

Quick Stats:

  • 348 hp
  • 428 ft-lb of Torque
  • 0-60 6,6s
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1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 Coupe

1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 Coupe
1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 Coupe

Another smooth compact runner born in relentless competition with Ford will make every muscle cars lover’s heart skip a beat or two.

Quick Stats:

  • 330 hp
  • 430 ft-lb of Torque
  • 0-60 6,2s
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1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 was born within the lineup of Chevrolet Chevelle, one of GM’s most successful nameplates, under the “You can make our tough even tougher” motto.

Quick Stats:

  • 450 hp
  • 500 ft-lb of Torque
  • 0-60 6,0s

 

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1971 Buick GSX with Stage-1 Performance Pack

1971 Buick GSX with Stage-1 Performance Pack
1971 Buick GSX with Stage-1 Performance Pack

1971 Buick GSX was a solid contribution to the Classic Era of American muscle cars.

Quick Stats:

  • 360 hp
  • 510 ft-lb of Torque
  • 0-60 5,8s.