Talk about America’s most iconic symbols, and muscle cars are right up there along with hamburgers and the bald eagle. Made popular in the 1960s when drag racing became the quintessential American pastime, muscle cars started to also find their way onto driveways across the country. Many noteworthy models and brands might no longer exist today, but the few that have survived are carrying on the legacy of American engineering and aesthetic ingenuity.
Even as engines get smaller and increasingly eco-friendly, there’s still a niche market for that great V8, and of course the electrifying feeling that courses through your veins from its deep rumbling exhaust.
Here are some of the best new muscle cars to tear down the streets in this year.