Few things are as thrilling to drive as a powerful, American-made muscle car. Sure, you can point to a few car accidents in Redondo Beach and other heavily-populated locales where inexperienced drivers couldn’t quite control these machines, but if you know what you’re doing, a muscle car is one of the most satisfying rides you’ll grip the wheel of.
If you count yourself in this group, you’ll be pleased to learn that this year, automakers have a promising lineup of muscle cars at the ready. These represent a giant leap forward in performance and quality (you won’t need any experts at California lemon law after one of these purchases) so why not read ahead and see what you could be driving in 2021.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Like many modern-day muscle cars, the Ford Mustang has a history stretching back decades. This newest model pays homage to those of years past, being a revival of the Mach 1, but manages to innovate enough to also make a name for itself.
A 480-hp engine, six-speed manual (or 10-speed automatic) transmission and an aggressive bodystyle all come together to make this a force on the road to be reckoned with. Combined with a number of infotainment, connectivity, and driver assistance features, this new mustang will take you into the future with serious style.
2021 Dodge Challenger
While the Mustang’s the car you get if you want zippy handling, the Challenger is what you’ll want if you just want to cruise in comfort and power in equal measure.
You can get some beefy engines on the new Challengers, including the 807-hp engine that Dodge managed to stick into the Hellcat. Beyond packing plenty of juice, though, the Challenger comes with a (relatively) spacious interior, complete with all the modern conveniences you and your passengers need for a smooth ride.
2021 Chevy Camaro
Zero to sixty in 3.9 seconds. A powerful V-6 or V-8 engine. A redesigned and stylish front interior. These are just some of the impressive features you’ll find when you check out the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro, which is set to breathe new life into this classic series of cars.
If you’re talking about pure joy on the road, the Camaro outclasses both the Mustang and the Challenger. When it comes to practicality, though, be forewarned — you’ll be getting next to zero use out of the new Camaro’s trunk and back seat, so plan accordingly.