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Top 10 Classic Muscle Cars

The list of  Top 10 Classic Muscle Cars created by me is compiled on classical characters. Small body, huge engine, demolish look and hundreds of bhp-these are the main  attributes of muscle cars. All of the listed cars are legends and i maybe you have different mind of their positions, for this a have made a poll to make up your opinion.

1.1969 ZL1 Camaro (COPO) – our first place took this bad boy American beast, one  of the rearest muscle cars, with 427 cu in (7 L) V-8 engine with 430 horepower(500 bhp). ZL1 could accelerate from 0 to 60 miles in 5.3 seconds and in 13.16 Camaro could beat quater of a mile, top speed was 125 mph.

2.1970 Dodge Challenger – This model was launched in 1970 and it was extremly popular. This car was intended to compete against cars like Mustang and Camaro. Challenger had many modifications but 7.0L HEMI V-8 engine with 426 bhp was most powerful. This car could go on 1/4 mile in 13.2 seconds. Dodge still produces the new generations oh Challenger.

1970 The Dodge Challenger HEMI 

3.The 1970 Buick GSX – Buick begun producing model Grand Sport in 1965. In 1970 the company offered potential clients new package GSX. The new high performance model GSX was equipped with 455 Big block V-8 engine the standard models engine gained 360 hp and number of horsepowers of stage 1 was 420. 1/4 mile GSX could beat in 13.3seconds

The 1970 Buick GSX 

4.The 1969 Pontiac GTO – at first in 1964 when Pontiac GTO appeared it was considered as an inovation, nowadays it is an icon of classic muscle car. It was mostly foresaw on the young  people. In 1969 car received a modest redesign that made him more impressionable, an old economy engine was changed  with 6.3l V-8 one which could gain 350 horsepower. GTO became very popular and in 1969 was launched more powerful model with 6.5l engine with 366hp and more. GTO could  accelerate  0-60 mph in 5.2, and quater mile could beat in 11.5 seconds.

the 1969 Pontiac GTO 

5.1970 454 Chevelle SS – Chevrolet begun producing Chevelle in 1963. In 1970 new version of the model was launched. The car had 7.4L V-8 engine which gained 450 bhp. In 6 sceonds it could reach 60 miles per hour from o.

1970 454 Chevelle SS 

6.1971 Oldsmobile 442 – another plenipotentiary of classic muscle cars. This car was  equipped with 350 cubic inches V-8 engine, had four speed manual gear box and twin exhausts.

1971-oldsmobile-442

7.1969 Ford Mustang ‘ Boss 429’ – i think everyone agrees that this car is the coolest non shelby musctang model also it is the rearest one. The engine of this car could gain 375 hp, the Boss can reach from 0 to 60 miles in 7.1 seconds.

1969 Ford Mustang ‘ Boss 429’

8.1969 Dodge Charger 426 HEMI- one of the most popular muscle car, after “The fast and the furious” this car got more well-known for public. With the difference of its busic models which were equipted with 328-cid V-8 engine this modification was produced with V-8 426 hemi engine which could gain more then 425 horsepowers.

1969-dodge-charger HEMI

9.1968 L88 Corvette – this car one of the fastest muscle cars. The engine made by Zora Arkus-Duntov gained more than 500 horsepower. The top speed of this beast was 170 miles per hour and could pass 1/4 mile in 13.56.

1968-l88-corvette 

10.1970 Plymouth Road runner HEMI –
this car took tenth position in your list. The Road runner is unabashed reflection of the times, it is not as attractive as Mustang, Corvette but still has impressionable technical characters, with his V-8 HEMI engine with 425 horsepower The Road runner could accelerate drom 0 to 60 miles in 5.6 seconds and quater of mile could beat in 13.49 seconds.

1970 Plymouth Road Runner HEMI

Here is the poll to choose your favorites:

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Top 10 most popular muscle cars

Hollywood  movies made muscle cars very popular all over the world. To name a few there was “Gone in 60 seconds”, “Smokey and the Bandit”,  “The road warior”, “The last ride” and many other. American muscle cars are like a legends in nowadays and they were perceived as a symbol of  strength and freedom. Here is the list of the most popular muscle cars which were output  in the 1960s and the 1970s. The most common typical for these cars is the brake horse power BHP, small car with big engine and wild, masculine forms. Lets see the list:

1. Shelby GT500 Fastback-“eleanor” – in fact Shelby GT500 “eleanor” made for the movie “Gone in 60 seconds” on base of  Ford Mustang 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback. The old model was equiped with 4.8liter, V8 engine with 335 horsepower, in”eleanor” it was changed with Shelby Super Snake 7.0liter, V8  with 700 horsepower. I fact the old and new models are different cars, “eleanor” was not made in 60s or in 70s, but we made an exeption, because they are the ideals of “muscle car”, thats why they both are at first place.

2. Chevrolet camaro 1969 -“Style and performance were the hallmarks of the 1969 Camaro. In many ways this was the ultimate pony car.”, it regular model ss was eqiupted wiht 4.0, V8 engine with 375 horsepower, and the specific model ZL1 had 4.3 liter engine with 430 brake horse power, camaro ss reached 108.6 miles in 13 seconds and ZL1s perfomance achiwvwment was 0-60mph(~97kmh) acceleration in 5.2 seconds and 107mph in 12.8 seconds.

3. dodge charger 1970-“the Fast and the Furious” made this car a dream for youg muscle cars funs.In the crating process of this car manufacturers wanted to use the B-body for a sporty car with fastback look while sharing as much of their existing hardware as possible, these ideas comintation top was dodge charger500 1970 with 5.2liter, V8 engine which gained 425 horsepower

4. L88 Corvette -in 1956 engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov redesigned corvettes old model into the classic American muscle car. In 1967 he reinvented it again with the L88 engine option. L88 is one of the most powerfool “muscle car”. It has 4.3liters, V8 engine which gaines 430 horsepower. from 0 to 60mph(~97kmh) it reaches in 6.8 seconds.

5. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C – is one of the most popular muscle car and the most desirable product of shelby. Its history begins as early as 1959 when Carol Shelby won 24 Hours of Le Mans.  From 1965 ford began campaign to stay ahead of the Corvette and they to equped Shelby cobra with 4.25litres, V8 engine which gained 409.9 brake horse power. Shelby 427 can reach from 0 to 60 miles in 4.5 seconds, its top speed is 165 mph(~265.5 kph).

6.1970 Plymouth Hemi-Cuda -manufacturing Hemi-Cuda began in 1964. In 1970 redesingned Hemi-Cuda did not like previous versions, the original design was removed and new barracuda was consisted of coupe and convertible models. The new generation of  Hemi-Cuda was equipted with 426 V8 hemi engine which gained  425bhp. It had 4 speed manual transmision and for acceleration from 0 to 60 miles needed 6.4 seconds, max speed barracuda could reach was 188.3 kph / 117.0 mph.

7. dodge challenger 1970 – this car was Dodge’s “answer to the Mustang and Camaro.” Dodges this model and Plymouth Barracuda Chrysler E-body cars and were intended to compete against muscle cars like Mustang and Camaro. This car was a confluence of 1967 Mercury Cougar’s interior and Dodge Charger’s exterior, Although public received  the Challenger  well. Movie “Vanishing Point” made this car more popular and Challenger takes seventh place in our list. This car equipted with hemi V8 engine could gain 425  brake horse power and could reach 108 mph in 13.2 seconds on 1\4 miles distance.

8. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 – is one of the most rarest and expensive car to date, only 858 Boss 429 were made. New hemi engine was made for this car to compete 426 Hemi from Chrysler in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. mustang’s body could not encopass heavy  and massive Boss 429 engine, to work out this problem ford modified 428 Cobra Jet Mach 1 Mustangs and in result they got new model which become a legend off all time. New car’s Actual output was more then 500 horsepower, but manufacturers listed only 375hp  because of legal issues. Boss 429 could accelerate from 0 to 60 miles in 6.8 seconds and 118 miles per hour.

9. 1970 chevrolet Chevelle 454 SS – Chevrolet began producing  model Chevelle 1964 and it was one of the most successful nameplates for this manufacturer firm.  Chevelle 454 SS was most popular and powerful modification of this model, with 454-cubic-inch(7.4 L) V8 whith 360 horsepower staundart form but a whopping 450 horses. Chevelle 454 ss’s 0 to 60mph(~97kmh) was 6.0 seconds and in 13 minutes this car could reach 105–108 mph (169–174 km/h).

10. 1972 Ford Grand Torino – our last tenth place took ford’s Grand Torino. This car was produsing during 1972-1976 years. This car was redesigned but it steel kept characteristics from previous Ford Torino generations. Movies “Namu, the killer whale”, “Grand Torino”  accompliced this car population. The most powerful  Grand Torino modification was equipted was 7.0 litres V8  engine and it coul reach 0 yo 60 mph (97 km/h) time of 6.8 seconds.

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Top 10 Fastest muscle cars

April 6, 2011 5 comments

Are you wondering about The top 10 fastest muscle cars? Many variations have been combined into the term muscle car.According the ranking of  Muscle Car Review Magazine tests results and measured by musclecarclub.com, also by other sources i have made the list of  The top ten fastest muscle cars off  all time. here is the list:

1. 1997 Dodge Viper GTS – 12.05 in 116, 6 speed. This car is the exception to the V8 engine car. The standard engine has an 8.0 liter and a V10 with 525-horsepower, 0-60 mph (97 km/h): 4.6 sec, top speed: 165 mph (266 km/h). This is the fustest muscle car now a day.

1997 Dodge Viper GTS

2. 1966 427 Cobra-12.20 in 118, 4 speed. This has Carroll Shelby’s (with Ford’s assistance) V8 engine with 425 horsepower.On a test done by a magazine, the 427 S/C managed to reach 0 to 100 mph on just 13.2 seconds, top speed:165 mph(266 km/h), 0-60mph(~97kmh) time: 4.5 sec.

3. 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 – 12.8 in 113.8, 6 speed. This is an has an all-aluminum 5.7 liter with 32 valve engine with 405 horsepower . 0-60mph(~97kmh) time: 4.4 second

4. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427 – 12.8 in 112, 4 speed, 390 bhp on 10.25:1 compression and 425 bhp via 11:1 compression. A 425 was also created for this outstanding muscle vehicle. 0-60mph(~97kmh) time: 5.6 seconds.

5. 1969 Plymouth Road Runner – 12.91 in 111.8, 4 speed. This car has a 440 horsepowerCID engine with three two-barrel carburetors. 0-60mph(~97kmh): 5.1 seconds

6. 1997 Pontiac Hurst/Firebird – 12.99 in 103.11, automatic. The only automatic in our line-up, this Pontiac has 350 horsepower. The first 1997 Grand Prix was built on August 12, 1996.

7. 1970 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda – 13.10 in 107.12, 4 speed. This muscle car boasts a 426 street hemi with 425 horsepower.  0-60mph(~97kmh) time: 5.6 seconds

8. 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 – 13.1 in 108, 6 speed. Its first generation has a V10 engine and a 7.986 liter. This is another exception, yet this Viper is also classified as a muscle car. 0-60mph(~97kmh) time: 4.6 seconds, top speed 163mph

9. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 – 13.12 in 107.01, 4 speed. This car’s standard equipment included a V8 engine with 450 horsepower. 0-60mph(~97kmh) time: 6.1 seconds.

10. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 9560/ZL1 – 13.16 in 110.21, 4 speed. The COPO  9560/ZL1 was equipted wiht 7 litres, V8 engine which gained 430 hp. This engine made COPO one of the most fustest muscle cars.

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