17 Most Desirable Modern Muscle Cars on the American Market NOW!

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1. 2015 NISSAN GT-R

Starting price: $103,365

2015 Nissan GT-R

Although the Nissan GT-R is priced in the low six figures (starting), it is one of the most desirable American Muscle Cars sold new on the market NOW! The model is in its seventh year of production and features improved steering and suspension tuning making it even more attractive to those buying the vehicle as a daily driver. The NISMO version of the twin-turbo V-6 engine is rated at 600 horsepower, and the auto can go from zero to 60 MPH in an amazing 2.9 seconds. The GT-R has slightly above average fuel efficiency ratings compared to other modern Muscle Cars in the United States with a 16 MPG (city) and 23 MPG (highway) overall rating.

2. 2015 DODGE CHARGER SRT HELLCAT

Starting price: $51,990

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is one of the most desirable Muscle Cars sold today in America. The auto is powered by a 6.4 liter Hemi V-8 rated at 485 horsepower. The Hellcat version of the car features a supercharged version of the engine rated at 707 horsepower, and is the most powerful sedan sold to consumers for open road driving today. The car can go from zero to 60 MPH in a ridiculous 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of approximately 200 MPH. The overall fuel economy of the car comes in around average for cars of the same class at 13 MPG (city) and 22 MPG (highway).

3. 2015 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT

Starting price: $50,190

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Supercharged

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is one of the most desirable Muscle Cars on the American market now! The car is a result of the company combining their Challenger ponycar with an extremely powerful engine. The stock car is powered by a 6.4 liter Hemi V-8 rated at 475 lb-ft of torque and 485 horsepower. Consumers have a choice between a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission when buying the vehicle new. When upgrading to the SRT Hellcat, consumers get to enjoy the supercharged 6.2 liter V-8 engine rated at 650 lb-ft of torque and 707 horsepower. The automatic transmission for the car has a faster zero to 60 MPH time with a 3.6 second clip, and the manual isn’t too far behind with a 3.9 second time. The top overall speed of the Muscle Car is 199 MPH, and the overall fuel economy of the auto is 13 MPG (city) and 21 MPG (highway).

4. 2015 FORD MUSTANG GT

Starting price: $33,295

2015 Ford Mustang GT

The Ford Mustang GT 2015 edition was produced by the famous auto manufacturer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company’s iconic ponycar. Besides boasting a very affordable starting price, the car is one of the most desirable modern Muscle Cars on the American market today. The stock engine in the vehicle is a 3.7 liter V-6 engine rated at 300 horsepower, and consumers can also choose to upgrade to either a 2.3 liter turbo four-cylinder rated at 310 horsepower or a 5.0 liter V-8 rated at 435 horsepower. The car can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds, and the vehicle has a top speed of 164 MPH. The overall fuel economy of the modern GT is fairly decent with a 15 MPG (city) and 25 MPG (highway) overall rating.

5. 2015 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28

Starting price: $73,300

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The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is one of the most desirable American Muscle cars on the market NOW! The latest edition of the Z/28 is inspired by the original model first produced in 1967, but it is upgraded to meet modern expectations of a high-end Muscle Car. The car is designed for speed and is more than 300 total pounds lighter than the ZL1. The auto’s engine is a 7.0 liter V-8 rated at 505 horsepower, and it comes stock with a five-speed manual transmission. For those looking to further save weight on their Muscle Car, the air conditioner is an optional add to the vehicle that can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 4.4 seconds. The overall fuel efficiency of the Z/28 comes in slightly below average when compared to other premiere muscle cars with a 13 MPG (city) and a 19 MPG (highway) overall rating.

6. 2015 BMW M4

Starting price: $66,395

2015 BMW M4 Convertible

The BMW M4 is one of the most desirable modern American Muscle Cars on the market NOW! The car is a mid-size coupe that combines speed with the above average handling that the BMW brand has become known for over the past several decades. The car is powered by a twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine rated at 425 horsepower with a choice of either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. Consumers also have the choice between rear or all-wheel drive when buying the car new, and it is sold as either a convertible or coupe. The M4 can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds, and the auto has a top speed of 163 MPH. The overall fuel efficiency of the auto is rated above average at 17 MPG (city) and 24 MPG (highway).

7. 2015 MERCEDES-BENZ CLA45 AMG

Starting price: $49,425

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

The Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG is a very desirable modern Muscle Car produced by a European manufacturer available on the American auto market today. The car is a significantly upgraded version of the classic Mercedes CLA-class sedan, and is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 355 horsepower. The car has a very impressive zero to 60 MPH time at 4.2 seconds with the auto’s top overall speed coming in at 158 MPH. The overall fuel efficiency of the automobile is above average with a 23 MPG (city) and a 31 MPG (highway) rating.

8. 2015 FORD FIESTA ST

Starting price: $22,310

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The Ford Fiesta ST is one of the most affordable and most desirable modern muscle cars on the American Market NOW! The Fiesta ST has an entry-level starting point below $25,000 USD, and the car is powered by a turbo-charged four cylinder engine rated at 197 horsepower. The Fiesta ST is rated as an above-average handler, and it comes stock with a six-speed manual transmission on the auto. The car can go from zero to 60 MPH in 6.7 seconds, and it has a top overall speed of 143 MPH. The fuel economy of the auto is rated as above average at 26 MPG (city) and 35 MPG (highway).

9. 2016 CHEVROLET CAMARO

Starting price: $37,295

CHEVROLET CAMARO 2016

The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the top and most desirable Muscle Cars on the American market today. The 2016 edition of the highly popular sports car is built on the new Alpha platform of GM, and it has three different engines for consumers to choose from: 1 – A 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder rated at 275 horsepower, 2- A 3.6 liter V-6 rated at 335 horsepower, and 3 – A 6.2 liter V-8 rated at 455 horsepower. All of the engine choices can be combined with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. The latest edition to the Camaro line can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 3.9 seconds, and its overall fuel efficiency rating is slightly above average at 15 MPG (city) and 25 MPG (highway).

10. 2016 SHELBY GT350

Starting price: $48,695

2016 Ford Shelby GT350

The 2016 Shelby GT350 is one of the most desirable modern Muscle Cars on the market today. The newest Shelby model is aggressively styled and the stock engine in the car is a 5.2 liter V-8 engine rated at 429 lb-ft of torque and 526 horsepower. The car is only produced with a six-speed manual transmission, and in order to help deliver the fastest auto possible, the rear seats are removed from this edition of the auto. The car’s fuel economy is slightly below average when compared to other Muscle Cars sold today with a 14 MPG (city) and a 21 MPG (highway) overall rating. The 2017 edition of the vehicle is expected to be upgrade to a V-8 that can get more than 750 horsepower.

11. 2016 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06

Starting price: $80,395

Corvette Z06

The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is one of the most desirable modern Muscle Cars sold in the United States market today. The car is powered by a supercharged 6.2 liter V-8 engine rated at 650 lb-ft of torque and 650 horsepower. The auto comes with a seven-speed manual transmission and consumers can choose to upgrade to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters if desired when buying the car new. The current edition of the Corvette can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 2.9 seconds with a top overall speed of 200 MPH.

12. 2015 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1

Starting price: $56,500

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The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is one of the most desirable Muscle Cars sold in American NOW! The car is powered by a supercharged 6.2 liter V-8 rated at 580 horsepower, and it is the most powerful Camaro model ever sold. The car can be purchased new with the choice of the six-speed Tremec manual transmission or an automatic that comes with paddle shifters. The car is sold as both a convertible and a coupe, and its handling is rated above average when compared to other Muscle Cars on the market today. The ZL1 can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 4.1 seconds, and its overall fuel economy is rated at 14 MPG (city) and 19 MPG (highway).

13. CADILLAC CTS-V

Starting price: $84,990

2016 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Sedan: Seminal Role Player

The Cadillac CTS-V is a very desirable modern Muscle Car sold on the American market today. The auto is powered by a supercharged 6.2 liter V-8 engine rated at 640 horsepower and sports rear-wheel drive along with Brembo brakes, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Cadillac does not offer the car with a manual transmission; however, it can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 3.6 seconds, and sports above average handling capability with a top speed of 200 MPH. The overall fuel economy rating of the car is average compared to equivalent cars of the same class with a 14 MPG (city) and a 20 MPG (highway) overall rating.

14. VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R

Starting price: $36,470

2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R

The Volkswagen Golf R is one of the most desirable Muscle Cars on the American market produced by a European auto manufacturer. The auto is sold with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine rated at 292 horsepower, and it also features all-wheel drive, 18 inch wheels, a six-speed manual transmission, and quad tailpipes. Consumers can also choose to upgrade to a six-speed automatic when buying the car new, and it can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds with a top overall speed of 153 MPH. The overall fuel efficiency of the auto is above average with a 23 MPG (city) and a 30 MPG (highway) overall rating.

15. JAGUAR F-TYPE R

Starting price: $104,595

2015 Jaguar F-Type R: Sunday Drive

The Jaguar F-type R is one of the most powerful and desirable modern Muscle Cars on the American market today. The car is powered by a supercharged 5.0 liter V-8 engine rated at 550 horsepower which is coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission along with all-wheel drive. The auto has an extremely well-tuned suspension, and it can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds. The top overall speed of the car is 188 MPH, and it gets average gas mileage compared to equivalent cars of the same class with a 16 MPG (city) and 23 MPG (highway) overall rating.

16. MCLAREN 650S

Starting price: $267,900

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The McLaren 650S is one of the most expensive and most desirable modern Muscle Cars on the American market today. The 650S costs north of $250K, and it is powered by a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V-8 engine rated at 641 horsepower. The auto uses a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and it can go from zero to 60 MPH in less than three seconds. For consumers who desire even more power, the auto manufacturer also sells the 675LT edition of the car that has an engine rated at 666 horsepower. The overall fuel efficiency of the car is average with a 16 MPG (city) and 22 MPG (highway) overall rating.

17. PORSCHE 911 GT3 / GT3 RS

Starting price: $131,395

Porsche 911 GT3 RS in Lava Orange

The Porsche 911 GT3 is one of the most desirable modern Muscle Cars on the American market NOW! The car starts in the $100K range when buying new, and it is powered by a 3.8 liter flat-six cylinder engine rated at 457 horsepower. The auto features the seven-speed PDK transmission, and it can go from zero to 60 MPH in a flat 3.0 seconds. The brakes in the car are rated as well above average, and the GT3 RS delivers an even faster engine with a 4.0 liter flat-six cylinder rated at 500 horsepower. The overall fuel economy rating of the auto is average with a 15 MPG (city) and 20 MPG (highway) overall rating.

(carophile.com)

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