Having a powerful set of wheels is the dream of many men, but reality often gets in the way when seeing the price tags of the newest models in the local car showroom. Muscle cars are usually the preserve of American drivers, but as you already know, there are plenty of fans in the UK too. The combination of sheer brute force and bulk make them a joy to drive.
Today, a handful of models have proven to be quite the catch for drivers with fat wallets and dreams of charging down the motorways and country lanes at full throttle. Here, we profile four of the most popular muscle cars with British motorists which are widely available in showrooms up and down the country:
A classic American muscle car, the Mustang has been going strong for a few decades now, but the most recent version has been updated for today’s driver’s needs. Aside from being spacious and packed with all the gadgets the modern muscle car driver could ever wish for, the 2014 edition packs quite a punch under the bonnet.
The first model to be sold in Europe for over four decades, the 2014 Mustang will use a strong yet ecologically sound 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine. The same engine is likely to be used for the Ford Focus RS hatchback, which is also due to come out in the same year. In terms of appearance, it has the iconic dual stripe, while most models will have two doors. Read more!
Ford is about to auction prototype of the 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet for National Multiple Sclerosis Society at Barret-Jackson on September, 26-28, 2013. Here, Muscle Cars World shows the official press release and video:
Ford Motor Company will join Barrett-Jackson Auction Company among the Las Vegas lights from Sept. 26-28, 2013 to sell the star of the show – a one-of-a-kind prototype of the NHRA competition-ready 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet. The Cobra Jet will be sold at no reserve on Saturday, Sept. 28, with proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The NHRA-legal vehicle can instantly make competitors a force in the sport. This unique car is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 mated to a T4 racing transmission, and boasts an optional traction “wheelie” bar, 8.50 ET certified chrome-moly safety cage, exclusive Cobra Jet-branded Weld wheels, three-link rear suspension, lightweight racing brakes, 9-inch rear axle, and custom Cobra-branded Recaro seats. The purpose-built factory race car was the prototype for the 2014 model year racer, and carries a unique serial number of #2014 BJMS CJXX1. Clad in a fiery orange satin finish with dark gray reflective stripes, it also bears a distinctive license plate with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s logo. Read more!
Today’s muscle car beast is this 2012 UBB Ford Mustang – The Widow Maker 1100 bhp! Yes,One thousand and a hundred brake horsepower is the actual figure that UBB managed to squeeze out of the 5.8 litre V8. It has one of the biggest super chargers fitted to it that you’ll find outside the drag racing world – 4.0 whipple polished supercharger full race cams, red lines at 8000. It takes 0 to 60 in 3.4s and has a huge amount of torque 880 lbs/ft – almost twice that of a Lamborghini Murcielago.
“Like the devil has crept up on you to unleash a hellish scream in your ear.” - One such company is american-based UBB, Ultimate Bad Boy, which is run by a Brit, and which gave me the keys to the most powerful road car ever driven. UBB Mustangs are very famous cars, featuring many race components like 100cc Fuel injectors, Carbon Twin Plate Clutch, alloy flywheel, Brembo brakes, UBB fully adjustable coil over suspension caster plates, 10.5×19 alloys all round with 305x35x19 toyo 888′s fitted, 3.75 limited slip diff, etc. And check this out – the Vmax is 227 mph /363 km/h ! Click on Read more bbin十大平台网for some photos!
This 400ft Wheel Stand, performed by monstrous 1100 HP Chevy Nova is just insane. The video of one of people’s favorite cars at Drag Week laying down a fantastic wheel stand yesterday in Memphis at Memphis International Raceway during day 4 of Drag Week 2013 is a must see! Half his run was nothing but the view of the sky and the dude didn’t even bother pedaling it. We have never seen a wheel stand that smooth and what’s more, the quarter mile run was below 9s – 8.76 at 156.36 mph! If you want so see some serious adrenaline, click on Read morebbin十大平台网 to watch the video!
2014 Corvette Stingray is a very nice muscle car, but let’s just start this story out by saying if you have kids, don’t buy the 2014 Corvette in yellow, because your kids will say you’ve got a Pikachu. You probably know Jake Fisker, director of auto tests at Consumer reports? Well, he got his hands on a brand new 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe with a removable top and did a very short video review about it. The C7bbin十大平台网 was revealed back in January at the Detroit Auto Show. The car could be a pre-production model, which could mean it’s that little bit better built.
People are going to complain that the rear lights are too modern and the technology is too complicated all the way to the bank, because the Vette is going to sell, but Muscle Cars World loves the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The coupe is rated at 460 horsepower and track tested for 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, but it will also do 29 highway miles per gallon thanks to the first cylinder deactivation tech in a Corvette. See tons of photos and watch the video on Read more!
This is one of the most exciting muscle cars – a 1969 Mustang custom built over a 2005 Mustang Saleen s281. This amazing combo has been completed by the famous TransAm Specialites of Florida. Or, as these guys say: “yes we put two cars in one”.
This is a very unique car as they used the complete unibody from bumper to bumper. The thing is that they didn’t cut the floor affecting wheel base geometry and integrity as well. Simply the best of the two worlds, the beauty of the sixties and the technology of the new cars. These cars were carefully fused together keeping the lines and the original sizes of the ’69 mustang. And you should have in mind that the new cars are wider and designed with bigger compartments. Muscle Cars World is amazed by this fantastic built!
Since they kept the geometry of the 05 saleen, this car is perfectly aligned! The suspension is been upgraded by Saleen from the stock base GT. The brakes are also Saleen provided with 13 inch rotors and Brembo calipers (front), rear are stock 05 Mustang GT. The engine is the 4.6 supercharged by Saleen, producing 400 hp and 420 foot pounds of torque. Read more!
Hello, guys, take a look at this rare 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby 50th Anniversary GT500 Super Snake! In celebration of Shelby & Ford’s 50th year of producing unique muscle car legends together, both have teamed up to produce a special series of Mustangs in honor of this very big milestone! And this car here is a 750hp supercharged 5.4L V8bbin十大平台网 American muscle!
50 black with gold stripe & 50 white with gold stripe super snakes were commissioned, all numbered and buyers had an extensive list op upgraded to choose from in order of personalizing their super snake. This specific ‘Stang has the monstrous 800 street legal package, see it on Muscle Cars World! Here is a list of the included base features of the vehicle followed by the extra chosen options, find out on Read more!