10 fastest modern muscle cars that are currently available

Here are the 10 fastest modern muscle cars that are currently available:

1. Challenger SRT Hellcat
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
The new kid on the block is also the most formidable. The Challenger Hellcat perhaps the most aptly named vehicle ever has quickly made a name for itself as the fastest production muscle car of all time. The Hellcat purrs out a hearty 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, which allows it to spring to 60 miles per hour in around 3.5 seconds on its way to an overall top speed of 199 miles per hour, putting it in a class with other supercars from Ferrari and Lamborghini. The quarter-mile can also be done in a relative snap, as the Hellcat can get it done in a scant 11.2 seconds. Of course, it does burn through gas at a rate of 1.5 gallons per minute, so don’t plan on commuting with this beast.
(more: Dodge Challenger SRT Collections)

2. Equus Bass 770
Equus Bass 770
One of the less-known muscle cars on the market, the Equus Bass 770 is about to change the world’s perception for good. Seemingly a cross between a Mustang and a Challenger or Charger, the Equus Bass 770 brings serious speed and power to the table for a price. Boasting a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, borrowed from a Corvette ZR1, the Bass 770 makes 640 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque, all the while reaching a speed of 60 miles per hour in just 3.4 seconds. As previously mentioned, it comes at a price –$250,000, to be exact.

3. Shelby GT500
Ford Mustang SHELBY GT500
The ZL1 Camaro demonstrates the top of Chevy’s game, and the Shelby GT 500 Mustang showcases the best of Ford. The Shelby GT 500 has the ability to tackle the quarter mile in 11.5 seconds, and also rocket to 60 miles per hour from a standstill in 3.5 seconds. The Shelby tops out at 189 miles per hour behind the power of 662 horses and a monstrous 631 pound-feet of torque, all courtesy of a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 engine. (more: Mustang Shelby photo collection)

4. Camaro ZL1
2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Even better than the Z28 is Chevy’s baddest and fastest Camaro yet, The ZL1 – a 580 horsepower monster, which will leave many bystanders slack-jawed in awe of its power (hopefully). The ZL1 is equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that knocks out 556 pound-feet of torque along with all that horsepower and is capable of a terminal speed of 184 miles per hour. Even more impressive, it can jet to 60 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds, and cover a quarter mile in 12 seconds flat. (more: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1)

5. Camaro Z28
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
The Z28 nameplate is legendary among Camaro fans, and the legend lives on to this day with the best and fastest Z28 ever. The Z28 can make the sprint from rest to 60 miles per hour in four seconds flat, and make the trip to a quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds, besting all but a few muscle cars on the market. After all these years, the Camaro still proves it can hold its own as one of the most aggressive vehicles available but this isn’t even the fastest Camaro on the market.

6. Mustang Boss 302
Mustang Boss 302
It’s hard to argue with a title like ‘boss,’ and this Mustang iteration proves it. Ford’s Mustang Boss 302 brought the muscle to the streets in the shape of 444 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. It takes just 4 seconds flat for the Boss to reach to 60 miles per hour from a standstill, and it can manage a quarter mile in 12.3 seconds courtesy of Ford’s beloved 5.0-liter V8 engine. The 302 has since been discontinued, and but the 526 horsepower GT350 will be a more than adequate replacement. (more: Ford Mustang Boss Pictures Collection)

7. Challenger SRT8 Core
Dodge Challenger SRT Core
The Challenger SRT8 Core, a special-edition for hardcore Challenger enthusiasts, isn’t the fastest variant, but it’s near the top. The ‘Core’ model is a performance version released by SRT, and it also comes in specialized colors, including Orange Pearl and Plum Crazy Pearl. Not only is it very aesthetically pleasing, but it gets the job done on the road as well. The Core version can reach 60 miles per hour in four seconds flat, and get past a quarter-mile distance in 12.5 seconds. The Challenger isn’t the only model to get the ‘Core’ treatment, but it is the quickest.

8. Challenger 392
2016 Dodge Challenger SRT 392
Catching up with the Charger 392 is the Challenger that comes by the same name, with a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds. The Challenger 392 gets the nod above its Charger brother in terms of 485 horsepower, from the same 6.4-liter V8 engine, which also cranks out 470 pound-feet of torque. It’s a tough choice when it comes to selecting the right 392 model, but for a slight edge in power and performance, the Challenger wins out over the Charger.

9. Charger 392
2016 Dodge Charger SRT 392
The Charger makes another appearance on the list, this time in the form of the 392. This variant outraces the Super Bee on all fronts; including a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds and a quarter mile time of 12.6 seconds. The Charger 392 makes do with 470 pound-feet of torque, along with 470 horsepower supplied by Dodge’s ubiquitous 6.4-liter V8 engine. The 392 can also hit a white-knuckle top overall speed of 178 miles per hour, providing that dose of speed many car buffs require.

10. Mustang GT
2016 Mustang GT
Ford’s world-famous muscle car, the Mustang, has come in a variety of forms over the years, and the GT trim has long been among the fastest available from the factory. Sporting a searingly-quick 0-60 time of 4.3 seconds, and an equally as impressive quarter-mile time of 12.7 seconds, the Mustang GT earns itself a spot among the top ten fastest modern muscle cars. The 2015 GT redesign houses a 5.0-liter, 435 horsepower V8 engine that also comes with a side of 400 lb-ft of torque.