Do you want to know the top 10 fastest muscle cars for 2017? If you are a muscle car fan, of course you do. Being a muscle car means bigger engine, and bigger engine usually means more speed, unfortunately, not all muscle cars are fast. It is going to be embarrassing if you are driving a muscle car but get outpaced by a smaller car. So if you want to ride a muscle car, pick one of the 10 listed here, these muscle cars are new and run very fast. Not to mention that different to the older muscle cars, more modern muscle cars excel not only on a straight road, but on corners as well.
Chrysler 300C – 5.8 Seconds
The new Chrysler 300 trim levels are all available with the standard V6 engine, but there is an optional V8 engine that you can get, and to be frank, you should get the V8 engine. While the V6 engine is great, but it the V8 is better because we are talking about speed, and this car is more than just speed, the new 300C looks classier than the other muscle cars; it also offers better comfortability that is not really known to be muscle car’s forte. As for the V8 engine that the Chrysler 300C that you should get, the engine is a 5.7L V8 engine with 363 horsepower and 394 pound feet of torque, thanks to the engine, this muscle car can reach 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds.
Ford Taurus SHO – 5.8 Seconds
Yes, the Ford Taurus SHO; which is the most expensive trim level of the Ford Taurus line, can be described as a muscle car, why? It is because it has a powerful V6 engine under the hood. Outside of the engine, this large sedan is straight up family car, it spacious, it comfortable, it can hold a lot of stuffs and it very durable, but if you want to, it can run very fast.
It might be that convincing seeing that the Ford Taurus SHO still looks similar to the regular Taurus; which style often called plain and standard, but this car can reach 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds. The engine used for this one particular car is a 3.5L turbo V6 engine with 365 horsepower and 350 pound feet of torque.
Hyundai Genesis 5.0L – 4.8 seconds
The Hyundai Genesis is not a traditional muscle car, but the 5.0L trim level; which is its most expensive available variant, can be considered as a muscle car, this sedan run super fast. While the expensive price point might be a downside for many, but this car has a massive engine that every muscle car lovers out there will love. Other things to note about this car are its exceptional safety rating and the available features that you can get. Now, about that massive Hyundai Genesis 5.0L engine that it used, as the name implies, it uses a 5.0L engine with 8 cylinders. It got a massive 420 horsepower and 383 pound feet of torque; it takes less than 5 seconds for this car to reach 60 mph.
Ford Mustang Fastback GT – 4.4 Seconds
Whether or not you are a muscle fan, the Ford Mustang Fastback GT is going to be worth the money you’ve spent. This car is not priced expensively; it’s not even the most expensive trim level to the new Ford Mustang line, so many are able to afford it just fine, and what do you get from it? You will get a powerful 435 horsepower muscle car that can reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Of course, this new Mustang will still has the traditional muscle car looks as well, although as per usual, the safety rating of this car is going to be only average. The engine that is going to be standard to the Ford Mustang fastback GT is a 5.0L V8, it got magnificent sounds along with 435 horsepower and 400 pound feet of torque.
Jaguar XJR – 4.4 Seconds
One of the most expensive cars on this list, the new Jaguar XJR is a combination of a muscle car and a luxury car. It not only got a massive engine, it also provides you with a lot of things you don’t usually find with a muscle car. First, it styling is of a luxury sedan, then it got the interior of a luxury sedan, then it got a lot of features that will make sure every passengers are going to feel as comfortable as they can. What makes this car better is that the fact it handles very well almost like a roadster, so that kind of price is hit the mark perfectly. And the reason the Jaguar XJR listed as one of the fastest muscle car is the 5.0L supercharged V8 engine with an enormous 550 horsepower and 502 pound feet of torque, only takes 4.4 seconds for this car to reach 60 mph with that engine.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – 3.9 Seconds at most
You only need one glance to notice that the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is going to be a beast on the road. This muscle car still sports the traditional design, but with some slight redesign, we expect the 2017 version can perform better than the 2016 version. There is not much info available on this trim level yet, but we do know what the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is going to have under the hood, the engine in question is a 6.2l V8 engine. This massive engine has 650 horsepower and 650 pound feet of torque, and we expect it to be faster than the version, so it can at least reach 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. If you really want a super muscle car, this one is going to worth the wait.
Cadillac CTS-V – 3.7 Seconds
This is another luxury sedan that has massive engine comparable to those on traditional muscle car; this Cadillac CTS-V has one of the best engines on the market today. This car is not all about speed however, this is a luxury first and foremost, so its comfortability factor is way beyond the average of the regular muscle cars. This new Cadillac is also surprisingly agile and easy to handle, not to mention at it got one of the best steering feel you find on any muscle cars. The massive engine that the Cadillac CTS-V uses is a 6.2L supercharged V8 engine with 640 horsepower and 630 pound feet of torque, if you don’t carry any passenger at all, it can easily reach 60 mph in under 4 seconds.
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat – 3.7 Seconds
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is one of the available trim levels of the new Dodge Charger, and it is priced more than double the standard version; which is also a muscle car with massive engine. This car is all about the engine, so forget about space or trunk for carrying all your stuff, the interior of the standard is very comfortable, but for the Hellcat, things is very different. One thing that makes the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat priced significantly higher than the other trim levels is the 6.2L Supercharged V8 engine, this engine got an astounding 707 horsepower, which is a supercar territory and this is the only one of two cars that has that kind of number on its price range; along with 650 pound feet of torque.
Mercedes Benz E63 AMG 4Matic S-Model – 3.5 Seconds
The new Mercedes Benz E Class is available in many trim levels consisting of different types of car, if you like a new E Class with massive engine, you go with the expensive AMG S-Model 4Matic E63. This trim level still got the interior comfort as the standard luxury sedan version, but on the road, it is a beast that has the acceleration speed to reach 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. The engine that is available only for the Mercedes Benz E63 AMH 4Matic S-Model trim level is a 5.5L twin turbo V8 engine with 577 horsepower and 590 pound feet of torque.
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – 3.1 Seconds
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is similar to the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, they are using the same engine after all, but what makes the difference is that the fact this version is slightly faster. This car is a muscle car through and through from the design to the interior, although it does have pretty comfortable seats, the back seats might annoy some people. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat uses the very same 707 horsepower and 650 pound feet of torque 6.2L supercharged V8 engine, but it can reach 60 mph in merely 3.1 seconds; more than half a second faster than the Charger.
There you go, the top 10 fastest muscle cars for this year, looking at those engines, we cannot wait to see what the next year muscle cars have to offer.