Talk about Speed!!!
Once upon a time, the fastest muscle cars only had to be quick in a straight line. These days, almost every member of the muscle car family can do a decent job in the turns. Sure, this class of vehicle might not be the most agile on the market, and weight might in some cases make it harder to cut them through the corners.
But modern muscle features handling dynamics that are light-years ahead of the automobiles that gave birth to the segment. Let’s take a quick look at 10 of the fastest muscle cars currently available:
10. Chrysler 300C V-8:
The refreshed Chrysler 300C V-8 is another full-size sedan that manages to perform far past what its hefty curb weight would suggest thanks to the engineering of its muscular drivetrain. The Chrysler 300C V-8’s 5.7-liter, eight-cylinder Hemi engine is attached to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The gearbox is strong enough to feed all 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels without breaking a sweat, which in turn allows the 300C to reach 60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
9. Ford Taurus SHO:
The Ford Taurus SHO has been blessed with the most powerful edition of the brand’s vaunted EcoBoost drivetrain. Although EcoBoost technology has been lauded for its ability to post respectable fuel mileage figures, in the Ford Taurus SHO most buyers are more interested in its eyebrow-raising horsepower.
The 3.5-liter V-6 found under the hood of the Taurus SHO makes use of twin turbochargers in order to generate 365 ponies and 350 lb-ft of torque. The ace in the hole for the full-size sedan is its standard all-wheel drive system, which dramatically improves its launching ability and plays a large role in its 0-60-mph time of 5.8 seconds. A six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters is the only transmission available with the Ford Taurus SHO.