Among advanced tech from fully electronic to self-driven vehicles conquering the world of automobile, many being true car aficionados, Americans still prefer the tempting roar of power and speed of a V8 over the modern tech when going for a new vehicle.

So going along with the flow, many popular US automobile manufacturers make sure their cars have the looks, power and speed of American Muscle as well as the modern tech. With features such as turbocharging, supercharging and electrified power plants, these beasts are not for everyone when considering the price range and sometimes they are not just the usual looks of a car you see daily.

The list we unfold before you today consist of cars, SUVs and trucks which are all born on American soil.

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2021 Ford Mustang GT

With a tag of $36,285 base MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) marked, number one on our list today is the most iconic American Muscle car among all, the newest edition of Mustang family, ‘2021 Ford Mustang GT’.

A continuous model since their introduction in 1965, Mustang by Ford evolved vibrantly over the years to their current interpretation of Mustang Sport, a low hood, wide framework and large rear fenders portraying an elegant mean posture. Though Ford lately moved into EcoBoost turbocharger technology, both fastback coupe and convertible types of the new Mustang GT 2021 edition, has a powerful 5 litre V8 engine under the hood which can produce 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. With 6 Speed manual gearbox and driving system consisting of five configurable drive modes including “track” and “dragstrip,”, the driver has given the option to measure acceleration and breaks through inbuilt Track Apps. 

The vehicle can be further furnished with state-of-the-art SYNC infotainment system and additional features of advanced driver assistance.

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2021 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Priced at $37,500 of base MSRP in the market, Camaro has announced their return to the industry after a long break of almost 8 years with the new ‘Chevrolet Camaro SS – 2021”.

Inspired by their 1969 Camaro, the new edition is meticulously focused on modern performance. With their 2019 improvements of the famous ‘flowtie’ emblem on the grill, the signature lighting and the centrifuge-styled hood, the new Camaro SS built with modern high-tech safety and comfort features, where the vehicle is available in both coupe and convertible forms.

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Carrying a 6.2 Litre V8 engine under the hood which produces 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque, The SS is considered one of the best vehicles for its price in the market compared to the power, though it’s not that much more powerful than the Camaro comparatively. Where the standard TREMEC 6-speed manual gearbox available with Active Rev Matching, option of 10 Speed automatic transmission is provided for those who favour two pedal driving. A partial-slip rear variance, Brembo performance brakes, performance suspension, dual exhaust and 20-inch aluminium wheels are the additional features equipped with the new Camaro SS.

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2021 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

The contemporary 4 door muscle car valued at $42,245 base MSRP in the market, Dodge Charger 2021 comes with a variety of powertrain options. Not so powerful compared to the glorified Hellcat, Scat Pack is a comparatively less expensive car when it comes to the market price.

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Comes with an exciting colour range from Hell raisin, Triple Nickel, Octane Red to Go Mango, the Charger Scat Pack consists with a giant top scoop, a performance framework, a rear spoiler, performance side ridges and 20-inch black wheels where all those including the aggressive posture gives the car its American Muscle look. A 6.4-liter 392-cubic-inch V8 engine producing 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque under the hood matches the vehicle’s aggressive looks where the performance is also a major fact of a muscle car as equal as its looks.

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The usual 8 speed transmission boosting and powering the rear wheels, the Charger Scat consists of high-performance suspension, active exhaust and Brembo 4-piston brakes. The vehicle is also equipped with selectable drive modes where the driver is allowed to set it up for convenience or ultimate performance.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

From its supremacy commenced in 1969 rendering remarkable performance, Mach 1 considered as one of the most renowned performance Mustangs until late 1970s. Ending 17 long years of a Mustang not embellishing a Mach 1 badge, in 2021 Ford announced its newest Mach 1 with a specifically modified 5 Litre V8 engine under its hood.

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Generating 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, the new Mach 1 powered by the Tremec 6-speed manual gearbox, which can be found in Shelby GT350. Impersonating its original Mach 1 look with exclusive front face, framework, and large rear spoiler, the 2021 edition of the Mach 1 enhanced its sleekness with up to 22 percent more downforce compared to the Mustang GT making it much more than a style package.

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Improved cooling system for the huge V8 unit, Brembo 6-piston front brake callipers, sole chassis modification, enhanced structural stimulating and bigger front and rear stabilizer bars are also equipped to make the vehicle more safe, convenient and powerful.

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Marking its first edition of mid-engine in history, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray drove into the market with a price tag of $59,900 base MSRP. Representing it’s eighth generation of the legendary sports car, 2021 edition Stingray comes with a design distributed its weight efficiently, better performance and a cockpit with modern technology. 

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Capable of generating 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, a LT2 6.2 Litre V8 engine has been placed under the hood of this beautiful beast, where the manufacturers decided to go with a quick-shifting dual-clutch 8-speed automatic gearbox to power up the rear wheels rather than a typical manual transmission. The blend provided Stingray the aptitude to jump to 60 mph in not more than 3 seconds, where this newest member of the family holds the record for the quickest for an entry-level Corvette. Modifications made to the structure being light in weight but also stronger has not affected the riding and handling of this beast where it is available in either coupe or convertible. 

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Now the list jumps from the typical structure of the American Muscle from cars to trucks.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

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Base MSRP listed in the market as $64,145, Ford introduced their enhanced version of performance truck Ford Raptor, the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor.

According to the Director of Performance Vehicle Programme at Ford, Ali Jammoul, the new Raptor of 2021 surely stands out from the usual F 150, due to its advanced tech, new look and high-speed off-road performance.

The large FORD emblem on the black grille, amber LED marker lights diagonally on the upper part of the grille and neighbouring the headlights gives its meaner look to the vehicle where it’s considered the most noticeable feature of the truck. 

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The third gen F-150 Raptor carries a 3.5-liter EcoBoost High Output engine under the hood which is capable of making 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. A new transmission system has been set up to uphold control when hitting the power to the ground while high-speed rounds over bumpy landscape. State of the art Fox Live Valve shocks make sure the Raptor responds quicker to the deviations in the landscape where these shocks were designed and improved with low friction shock fluid for drivability on and off road. 

The truck comes with 35 Inch and 37 Inch tire sizes in order to choose according to the requirement.

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

Listed with a whopping $70,425 base MSRP price tag, the new Ram 1500 represents the American Dream of Big Trucks and Big Muscle. 

The company described their new edition as the speediest, wildest and record powerful mass-produced truck in the world, the TRX stands a full 8 inches broader than the older Ram 1500. With an exclusive hood, skid plates, steel buffers and a front framework decorated with a huge RAM insignia, the truck comes with a tire size of 35 inch. 

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With the ability in producing an enormous 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, Hellcat 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 engine resides under the protruding hood of this mammoth beast. A TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission controlling the power to the wheels, the TRX is capable of galloping to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and reaching 100 mph in 10.5 seconds. Being equally fit to its acceleration and speed, a heavy-duty machine justifying its purpose of being built, TRX can pull up to 8,100 lbs or haulage 1,310 lbs of cargo. 

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Also, the designers make sure that the truck has the ability in handling the harsh condition of the terrain during the runs reaching the speed at 100 miles per hour. 

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