ABOVE: Modern Muscle Cars are typified by this 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT. Gobs of horsepower, incredible brakes, good handling, every luxury amenity imaginable, and a factory warranty. Who would have thought?
ABOVE: This 2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is another fine example of Modern Muscle Car design: 605hp supercharged 5.4L DOHC V8…what more do we need to say? The Mustang was the last of the Modern Muscle Cars to shed its live rear axle in favor of a fully independent rear suspension. But this didn’t happen until this latest generation in launched as a 2015. On a car with this much power, that didn’t do much for the handling, but straight-line acceleration was astounding! Zero-to-60 in less than 4 seconds!
ABOVE: 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06. The wicked C7 Corvette launched in 2014. It brought not only world-class performance, but also world-class refinement, a quality interior, and a solid, real-car feel that Corvettes have always lacked. 450hp stock, and up to 685hp if you want it. And they get as high as 29mpg. All for under $60,000 (base price)! How is this possible?
ABOVE: The Modern Muscle Car-way to get big horsepower is forced induction. Most big American V8s rely on superchargers, instead of turbos. This Shelby GT500 Super Snake uses a twin-screw supercharger on a 5.4-liter DOHC V8. This combo makes 605hp, with a factory warranty!