Compiled list of modern muscle carsMay 26, 2020
It hit the American coupe, German premium sedans and one electric car
Edmunds.com published a rating of modern muscle cars, which, in addition to American coupes with V8 engines, included German premium sedans and one electric car. In total, ten models were included in the list.
The term muscle cars is most often used in relation to American mid-size cars of the 1960-1970s with V8 big blocks or built on the same patterns, but relatively smaller ponies like Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. Nevertheless, modern models with powerful engines, ideologically close to the classic Pontiac GTO or Dodge Charger, are also becoming muscle cars. Edmunds.com tried to compile a list of such machines.
The tenth line of the rating was taken by the Tesla Model S Performance electric liftback. The all-wheel drive model is equipped with two electric motors with a combined return of about 750 horsepower and is able to gain the first 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds. The Tesla is followed by the BMW M8 (V8 4.4; 625 hp and 759 Nm), Nissan GT-R (V6 3.8; 570 hp and 637 Nm), Mercedes-AMG E 63 S (V8 4.0; 612 hp and 850 Nm) , Audi S8 (V8 4.0; 571 power and 800 Nm) and 717-horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
In the first five rating places were distributed as follows: in fifth place – Lexus RC F (V8 5.0; 477 hp and 530 Nm); on the fourth – Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody (V8 6.2; 717 hp and 881 Nm); on the third – Chevy Camaro ZL1 (V8 6.2; 659 hp and 881 Nm); on the second – infernal Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye with a compressor engine rated at 808 horsepower; first place went to the Ford Shelby GT500 (V8 5.2; 770 hp and 847 Nm).
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