All of these cars have something in common and that is power. Let’s see what cars are included in this list.
- Chevrolet Nova SS
Introducing at number 10, the Death Proof star Chevrolet Nova SS with the 375 HP small block V-8 and M-22 “Rock Crusher” four speed manual. When the Chevy Nova became available as a Super Sport, it became one of the smallest muscle cars.
- Ford Falcon XY GT
This car was built to win the Bathurst 500. It was the fourth in the first series of Ford Falcon GT muscle cars; some critics didn’t like this car because at that time, this car was far below the European standards. Without the rev limiter, this car can reach 229 kilometers per hour (142 mph) and can surpass 7,000 rpm in fourth gear.
- Buick Gran Sport Stage 1
It was a humble legend of the muscle car world but with a little bit of tweaks. This car is somewhat an understated street killer. Powered with a 455 cid V-8, it can produce 360 HP and 510 lb/ft of torque.
5.1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
There’s no doubt why the name Camaro was so iconic. Designed specifically for drag racing, it has a capability to accelerate 60 miles per hour in just 5.3 seconds. Some ZL1 used the L72 big block engine that produced 425 HP. There’s only less than 1,000 Camaro built with this configuration that’s why this legend is a rare one.
- Dodge Cornet W051 Superstock
Chrysler’s racing budget was torn between NASCAR and NHRA and when NASCAR suddenly falls out of the equation, their racing division left with a whole bunch of cash. The result was the Dodge W051 Coronet, a car designed to conquer NHRA’s super stock class. Powered by 426 Hemi with 425 HP, this car can actually produce 540 to 565 HP.
- Dodge Hemi Dart/Barracuda
It was the fastest factory built race car ever produced. This car is configured with 426 cubic Hemi V-8, 2 Holley carburetors, heavy duty cooling system and custom headers. To save weight, some parts used in this car were fiber glass instead of metal. They also removed the radio, rear seats and window mechanisms. Dodge Hemi Dart only needs 10 seconds to drag-race a ¼ mile.
- Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt
It may look like a common passenger car but this Fairlane is one of the 100 427 equipped track monster created by Ford. Based on the experimental Fairlane of 1963, this drag racer has 600 HP and the best ¼ mile time is 9.23 seconds at 243 km/h (151 mph).
- Ford Galaxie 427 SOHC
In 1964, Ford created the “Cammer” motor to go head to head with Hemi motors of Mopar teams in NASCAR racing. With a dual 4 barrel carburetion, the cammer produced in excess of 650 bhp out of the crate.