1960-1970 years – a small period of time in human history when there was a breakthrough in technology, Gagarin was launched into space, Jacques Picard sank to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, and ordinary people enjoyed the music and The Beatles songs Vysotsky. But even this time the famous powerful cars who love to every corner of the world to this day. Introducing ranking of the best muscle cars “golden age” of the American automobile industry.
Brutal and muscular body rear-wheel drive coupe, “hidden” under the hood huge V8 engines with a capacity of 300, and even for all 400 “horses”, which made them kings distance of a quarter mile. This is where you will hear such legendary names as Ford Mustang, 2018-2019 Chevrolet Camaro, Plymouth Barracuda, Pontiac Trans-Am, Dodge Charger and others.
Rating muscle cars 60 – 70 s
1st place: Pontiac GTO 1964
First in the list is the famous muscle car Pontiac GTO 1964. In many ways, this car was considered a “pioneer” in the class. The idea of creation was to take the largest available engine and place it under the hood of a light body. Pontiac GTO «born” as a vehicle for street racing. In this case the machine was a 6.4-liter V8 and 325 hp at 4800 rev / min. To disperse hundreds took 6.7 seconds and a top speed at the finish ¼ mile was equal to 161 km / h.
2nd place: Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake 1967
Pre Next on the list should be limited model Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake 1967. Despite its streamlined and more elegant design of the body, compared with the fellow, this car has received huge “inflated” muscles. As the “heart” at the Shelby Cobra was a 7.0 – liter V8 engine, rated at 410 horsepower. But adding to that some additions and even supercharger, Carol Shelby created two unique “jet” of the car with 800 hp power.
Last dispersed to hundred for 4.0 seconds and a top speed exceeding 260 km / h.
3rd place: Dodge Charger R / T 1968
Another champion of the list is the legendary “athlete” and “movie actor” – the Dodge the Charger the R / the T 1968. Brutal and aggressive – the car a true man so, after 47 years, according to many motorists. Charger is known for its “hidden” headlights, long aft and lots of chrome elements on the body. Under the hood was installed 7.2 – liter Magnum V8, giving out 375 hp, it was available as a 7-liter Hemi engine with a “herd” of 425 horses.
4th place: Plymouth Road Runner 1970
Hemi engine is also installed on the famous Plymouth Road Runner, is associated with the cartoon characters from Looney Tunes. The car looked quite simple, but concealed his high potential. It did not have anything extra to enjoy driving might interfere in their daily lives, assured of its owners.
5th place: 2018-2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1969
Do not forget about the terrible 2018-2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1969 release. This car is considered one of the fastest and most powerful in its time. 7-liter Big Block with eight-cylinder engine gave 500 hp power and started from zero to hundred in 5.5 seconds.
6th place: Mustang 428 Cobra Jet 1968
One of the main competitors Camaro appeared Ford Mustang. The most powerful at that time was a 1968 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet. 7-liter V8 engine with sporty settings provided for the rear wheels power of 410 horsepower.
7th place: 2018-2019 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 1970
Apart from the Camaro, in the 2018-2019 Chevrolet had another no less famous and attractive muscle car – Chevelle SS. Model 1964 was quite simple and attractive design. popularity peaked in 1970, when the striking new design of the body and the 7.4 – liter V8 found themselves under “one roof”. The engine generated 450 hp power and 678 Nm of torque. To disperse hundreds took 5.9 seconds.
8th place: Plymouth Hemi Cuda 1971
One of the rarest muscle cars of that time considered to be the 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible in the body. Tandem 7.2 – liter engine and 4-speed mechanics allowed to spend up to disperse hundreds of 5.6 seconds and a top speed was 251 km / h. It was an adequate response to the eminent muscle karam Ford and 2018-2019 Chevrolet. Only 11 units were produced. Today, the cost is equal to 1.3 to 4 million dollars for each copy.
9th place: De Tomaso Pantera 1973
And completing the list with Italian muscle car “roots» – De Tomaso Pantera. The car was “born” Argentine rider Alejandro De Tomaso, who sought to combine together Italian engineering innovation with American “muscle”. Thus, the car received a 5.8 – liter V8 engine with 330 horse power forces, as well as a 5-speed manual ZF. Practice has shown that starting from zero to hundreds took 5.7 seconds and top speed is equal to 241 km / h. It should be noted that this vehicle was owned and most of Elvis Presley.