Muscle cars are a staple of American culture and the ultimate spectacle of badassery. Movies, television shows, drag races, and American stereotypes have given muscle cars the reputation of bringing the driver endless numbers of girls and amounts of street cred. Some examples of iconic muscle cars include the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger, and the Chevrolet Camaro. Being that ‘muscle car’ originated as an American term, it’s usually used to label American cars but can sometimes be used to describe other countries’ vehicles as well.
The sale of muscle cars has declined in recent years due to more focus on environmental and financial issues. A muscle car has a larger, more powerful engine in it, which causes more emissions and a higher fuel bill, which are some big reasons people are starting to lean away from the traditional brutality of this class of cars and lean more toward something more economical and practical. Even with these shortfallings, there will always be a large community of car enthusiasts who love and adore these cars for the works of art they are and the attitudes they bring to the table.
There have been numerous advancements in the development and the performance of muscle cars in recent history, including the recent and ongoing release of the Dodge Demon, the most powerful production muscle car ever created. With all these new advancements and techniques, it can be hard to keep track of them all. Read on to discover 17 of the latest ‘must knows’ for muscle car enthusiasts.
17 Release of the 2019 Mustang Bullitt
The 2019 Bullitt will follow its 2001 and 2008-09 predecessors in paying homage to Steve McQueen’s famous 1968 movie Bullitt. It’ll include more options than the base Mustang GT, including a limited slip differential, upgraded six-piston front brakes, and a larger radiator to maximize cooling of the engine while on the track.
Speaking of the engine, it comes with a 5.0-liter V8 that produces 475 hp—15 more than a base GT.
Along with all this, you can also order your Bullitt with additional options such as a GPS Navigation system, racing seats, or memory seats. Ford hasn’t released exact pricing information as of yet, but we can pretty well guess it’ll come out upwards of $50,000.