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Nine Muscle Cars That Will Get Your Engines Revving

Nine Muscle Cars That Will Get Your Engines Revving

Shelby 1000

The Shelby 1000, worth $200,000 is a beast-of-a-car. It models a street-legal design, which is identical to the Ford Mustang. This muscular Powertrain pushes 950hp with a 3.6-liter Kenne Bell or 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger engine. It boasts the 2012 Shelby GT500 architecture.

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Brabus Bullit

This muscle car is a C-Class machine, modeling a twin-turbo, 800hp V12 engine, which fires 811-lb-ft of torque. The latest addition to the family is the monstrous Bullit Coupe-800. It has a 5.5-liter engine, which is upgradeable to a 6.3-liter tank. This machine boasts a SEMA-shaming custom body kit, featuring front/rear carbon-fiber lower-trim spoilers and a Fast-and-Furious-inspired rear wing.

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Ford Galaxie 427

The custom 427 SOHC prototype of Ford’s Galaxie franchise, modeled a 660hp dual-quad-powered turbo engine. It was so powerful, NASCAR banned it from competing in the circuit races, a request petitioned by Chrysler. This legendary machine served the drag-racing circuit in the 1970s, which has given birth to a series of supercharged top-fuel dragsters.

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Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

This 1964 drag car by Ford is a street-legal muscle car. Its high-rise 427 CID 425hp V8 racer engine complemented its lightweight body kit. The 427 Thunderbolt modeled a sophisticated RAM-air intake kit, tubular headers, dual-quad-barrel Holley carburetor, four-speed transmission, and an aluminum scatter shield housing.

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Plymouth Barracuda

Modern Hemi series muscle cars, model a 426 650hp V8 engine. The Plymouth Barracuda released in 1968, had a 500hp engine.

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Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro

This muscle car modeled a robust fire-breathing ZL1 430hp V8 engine. It had the capacity to produce 500hp of organic power. Authenticated as a 100% street-legal series, the ZL1 mainly competed in drag races.

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Stage 1 Buick Gran Sport

This factory released 1970 big-block Buick fired 510 lb-ft of pure torque from its 360hp 455 CID V8 engine. It’s a high-performance muscle car, which relied on a generous amount of torque-power.

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Ford Falcon GTHO

Based on the Ford Falcon XY’s architecture, the high-performance 1970 GTHO, modeled a 300 bhp engine. It was a limited production range, which boasted a body kit identical to that of the Ford-GT. This muscle car offered a choice of either an in-line 3.1 or 3.6-liter V8 6-cylinder engine.

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Chevrolet Nova SS

The compact 1968 and 1969 Nova SS muscle car output 375 horsepower. It has a 4-speed manual transmission. The Nova Super Sport is among the smallest muscle car series to make light work of the Detroit race tracks. Included in its hood is a 5.7-liter 295 horsepower V8 engine. It is upgradeable to a big-block 6.5-liter 375 or 396hp version.

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