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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Top 10 Muscle Cars

There are many big names in motor car industry like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porche, Benz etc. Some of them are sports and some are luxurious. Muscle cars are also a type of motor car. A true muscle car was built for the everyday American who would spend from $500 to a couple grand more in the late 60s and early 70s. These are the fully modified cars with maximum engine power and old model body. In the following, there is list of top 10 muscle cars of the world

10. 1965 Pontiac GTO

The car to start the American muscle car craze, the Goat or 1965 Pontiac Tempest GTO.  It remained as a featured racing car for a long time after it was out driven in speed and power. From 0-60 in 6.1 seconds was not untidy, but not splendid considering the next 10 years of muscle cars.

9. 1970 Buick ‘GSX’ Stage 1

A beefy Buick, the Stage 1 ‘GSX’ has a performance package of boasted 400bph. This car has a bigger valve, better head and hotter cam shaft. This supercar did the quarter mile in 13.38 seconds and came in only two colors.

8. 1969 Ford Mustang ‘Boss 429’

The ‘Boss 429’ 1969 Ford Mustang was the costliest non-Shelby Mustang Ford offered at the time. The reason for 429 hp engine was that Ford wanted to get into NASCAR, while the car was not built for its screaming starts, it was known for long-haul racing capabilities and smooth handling.

7. 1970 Plymouth Hemi-Cuda

The greatest of the 1970 Plymouth Barracudas featured a 425 bhp with 426 hp hemi engine. A monster on the road, the Hemi Cuda was made for muscle lovers. This muscle car boasted a 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds and was known for burning rubber.

6. 1969 Z28 Camaro

The 1969 Z28 Camaro was built for road racing, its sense of style and handling capabilities. One of the most stylish muscle cars, this Camaro could do a quarter-mile in 14.8 sec. It was known for its great handling with four-disc brakes, positraction and power steering.

5. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

The 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C featured an impressive 480 bhp.. Two twin turbocharged version of this super car was made for Shelby. Shelby’s Super Cobra was sold in 2007 for $5.5 million US.

4. 1968 L88 Corvette

The 1968 L88 Corvette has a top speed of about 170 mph with a special order package. The 1968 L88 Corvette is thought to be the end-all, be-all in the Corvette world. The 550 bhp was designed specifically for speed and power.

3. 1970 454 Chevelle SS

The 1970 454 Super Sport Chevelle SS came in at a monstrous 454 hp. With racing stripes and a smooth interior, this muscle car was a muscle lover’s dream. It was of the powerful and speedy of its time.

2. 1969 427 COPO Chevelle

The 1969 427 COPO Chevelle had a boasting 450 bhp, It had a L72 427-cid V-8 engine. It has a stylish look, sweet interior and smooth handling. It was a perfect racing machine. Due its beauty and power it was dream of every muscle car lover.

1. 1969 ZL1 Camaro
One of the rarest of muscle cars, the 1969 ZL1 Camaro featured a outrageous 500 hp. It has an aluminum V-8 engine under its hood.  This wild beast could go from 0-60 in about 5.3 seconds,. The full set off of cars was sold  and this package option was never offered again.



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