Top 10 Modern Muscle Cars with Performance Upgrades that Carry on the American Legacy

The era of true muscle cars is supposedly over with the modern models being barraged by the critics for lacking the true spirit of the 1960s and 1970s. Well, maybe this could be said about the mass production units, but definitely not about the ones modified and further enhance by custom workshops or special divisions within the automaker’s hierarchy.

Today we will show you the best examples of the most advanced American muscles that rarely make less than 1000 horsepower, absolutely obliterate quarter miles and offer a big load of driving, performance and comfort modifications that the 21st century car must have!

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455 Super Duty Trans Am:

455 Super Duty is manufactured by Trans Am and based on the 6th generation Camaro fitted with a supercharged 7.4L LT1 engine. Its exterior and interior stay true to the traditional muscle car styling, complemented by the custom bodywork, upholstery and artwork on the hood.

Shelby Super Snake:

Shelby Super Snake represents a new generation of modern muscle cars and is built on the basis of Ford Mustang 401A coupe fitted with an immensely powerful 710 hp 5.0-liter V8 from Ford and either a manual or automatic transmission.

Hennessey Dodge Challenger Demon HPE 1000-1200:

The release of the Camaro Exorcist by Hennessey was regarded by the fans of Dodge as an example of unfair competition when a custom muscle car was compared to the production model. Though, the fair judgement was given to the Demon with the release of the HPE 1000 and HPE 1200.

Hennessey Dodge Charger 1000HP:

Dodge Charger 1000HP from Hennessey is a mind-boggling upgrade performed by Hennessey on the Charger SRT Hellcat.

Hennessey Chevrolet Camaro the Exorcist:

Back in the day when the Exorcist was released, the limited-edition Dodge Demon was still in production and the modified Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was supposed to cast out the evil spirit once and for all!

Charge Cars Mustang:

New Mustang from Charge Automotive are all-electric models built using officially licensed shells of the 1960s Mustangs and are available in two body styles, coupe and convertible.

Equus Bass 770:

The Equus Bass 770 is often brought up as an example of how modern muscle should look like: extremely powerful, well handling and with beautiful interior.

Dodge Supercharger Hellephant:

Dodge Supercharger Hellephant is a custom-built beast of a car that is based on a classis muscle car model – 1968 Charger. The model showcases the brand’s new 7.0L V8 engine paired with a 3.0L supercharger that delivers 1000 hps ad 950 lb-ft of torque.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Red Eye:

In 2019, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Red Eye gets even faster and more capable to compete with such giants as Corvette ZR1 and Ford’s new Shelby. It features a 6.2L Hemi V8 from Demon that produces 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque and is the most powerful production V8 today.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500:

The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 debuts in 2019 with a 5.2-liter supercharged, cross-plane crank V8 that delivers over 700 hps and is expected to make this GT500 the fastest production Mustang that can be legally driven on the public roads.


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  1. I guess opinions and attitudes are rapidly changing regarding the old muscle car mentality.

    Now done and dusted by an electric family wagon?

    Outmoded technology… make way for the new.

  2. Muscle and pony cars are some of the most prominent representatives of the American automotive history. Luckily, some of modern manufacturers are trying to revive this class and add some of the American muscle spirit in their vehicles. Which of modern American performance cars do you find the most exciting?

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