Few things bring goosebumps to a gearhead faster than the roar of a muscle car’s engine. That revving motor sends adrenaline coursing through your body as you feel that innate need for speed. Which high-performance hot rod is the best model to roll off a factory production line? Here are six new and classic muscle cars that Show Cars of Boca Raton favors.
You can put plenty of Pontiac on this list — such as the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am — but we prefer the GTO. It was a forerunner in the muscle car craze of the 1960s and 1970s, so it’s a hot collector’s item for true fans.
In addition to its 6.4-liter V8 under the hood, the power-packed Goat bore the two-door body and elongated hood that would set the fashion trend for muscle cars to come. Its iconic “GTO Judge” version will forever be immortalized in automotive history.
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
A newer model that proves muscle cars are still alive and well in America, the SRT Hellcat version of the Dodge Challenger is all adrenaline. Boasting a 0-60 time under 4 seconds, the Hellcat is arguably the best version of the Challenger ever produced. It still holds the title of fastest mass-produced car in the world, with its 6.2-liter High-Output Supercharged HEMI V8 producing a jaw-dropping 797 horsepower. Any car with more muscle than that requires aftermarket tuning.
Ford Mustang Boss 429
Call us crazy, but we prefer the Boss 429 over the legendary Shelby GT500. But then again, it’s a hard decision to make. Both were engineering feats, but the Boss 429 focused on the pure power potential of the brand’s muscle car. It’s a tuned-down version of the brand’s motorsports race car, giving it a well-deserved reputation for being one of Ford’s best creations to date. If the car is good enough for John Wick to drive, it’s good enough for us!
Although you don’t see an abundance of muscle cars coming from Europe, BMW has produced some gems over the years. The M4 has the performance to run alongside these other American-made classics. It’s great news for adrenaline junkies that the BMW M4 is still available — and keeps getting better with every new year. The two-door 2023 M4 offers a 543-horsepower CSL that shows BMW has not lost its touch.
Chevrolet Camaro SS
This list wouldn’t be complete without a Chevy name in the mix. While we consider the Camaro to be a great sports car, some of its iterations are top-tier muscle car material. Case in point: the Camaro SS. Its legendary 1971 production year bore a 6.4-liter V8 that outdid the torque output of most cars at the time — and even today. Casual collectors appreciate that most Camaro SS resale prices are surprisingly low, making them smart starting points.
Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda
Another muscle car giving the Camaro a run for its money in the early 1970s was the Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda. However, this collector’s item is 10 times the value of a Camaro SS. Why is this car in such high demand? Only a handful were produced by the now-defunct automaker, who put a big-block HEMI V8 in a Plymouth Barracuda body. And its convertible version is even rarer! This is the kind of bragging piece that collectors dream of having in their portfolio.
Which muscle car is your favorite? If you want to own any of these models or have a different dream car in mind, contact our dealership. Show Cars of Boca Raton specializes in finding and acquiring elite vehicles for buyers anywhere in the continental United States.