When you step into a bullish looking supercar with extreme contour curves all over the hood, and one with an unquenching hunger to eat up any free tarred road ahead then maybe you're spinning off in a muscle car. Anyway, that's for me, but any single definition for this type of car will lead us to the controversy end of the definition world. Early in history especially in the US, Muscle cars as we now call them were mostly referred to as Super Cars mainly because of the speed.
However, there are certain qualifying factors to the classification of a car into the Muscle category and most important is the presence of a Big V8 Engine. So if she is a 2-door beast that runs a Big V8 with the rear-wheel drivetrain and keeps its size and price within range, then she must have the muscle blood running through its tubes. There has been a number of controversies as to who should make the list, still, the criteria are quite simple and the King and the Queen definitely come with a crown. Now, who are the biggest guys in this category? Well, let's preview some of the best muscle cars in 2020 and see them display their crown on Naijauto.com!
2020 Lexus RC F
First up is the 2020 Lexus RC F a solid entrant from Lexus, the luxury arm of Toyota Corporation. Lexus says that the 5.0 Liter V8 found in this version of the RC F is its most powerful V8 yet. The 2020 RC F with a starting price of N23.5 million supplies a good 472 hp along with torque rating of 395 lb-ft, with this figure obtainable in both engine versions available.
Oh before I forget, Lexus has offers the 2020 RC F in two engine options, the standard RC F engine, and the RC F Track Edition engine. However, to get your 2020 Lexus RC F with the Track Edition engine, you should be informed beforehand that you will have to give up an extra N11.53 million.
Lexus has offered the 2020 RC F in two engine options RC F Standard and Track Edition
With its standard seating capacity for just 4 passengers and curb weight registered at 3,781 lb (Track Edition) or 3,902 lb (RC F), the machine clears the (0-60) mph in just 4.20 seconds (RC F) or 3.96 seconds (Track Edition) with its Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires. Both engines breathe naturally from the large front grille and the air intake on the hood.
2020 BMW M5 Competition
Have you seen the 2020 BMW M5 Competition? Well, it definitely makes the list of Muscle cars that will rock 2020 with its dubious 617 hp 4.4 Liter V8. It is all muscle here-and-there even as she is a full-size sedan. She has the Muscle sauce everywhere as she challenges some of the big names to the lap race, in fact, she clears the hurdle ahead of some. She kills the 60 mph lap in as good as 3.1 seconds by the book and 2.8 seconds when some crazy guys spin it off.
The M5 Competition hefty 4.4 Liter V8 revs at 6000 rpm to generate the handsome 617 hp
Its hefty 4.4 Liter V8 revs at 6000 rpm to generate the handsome 617 hp she blows out. She is built as a standard rear-wheel drive, but with the BMW xDrive, she automatically becomes an AWD the moment the sensors agree the operation of the Rear-wheel has reached its maximum rating, just then the FWD kicks in making her a full-blown AWD monster coursing through the tracks with a fuel consumption rating that bores a major hole in your pocket.
Accompanying the xDrive is the 8 speed Steptronic auto transmission with drive logic, this allows you experience the real essence of the 607 hp engine as you chew up space ahead of you with so much balance. And hey it costs a good N40 million plus!
2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Red-Eye
Here comes the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Red-eye 2020, wholesomely handsome and fiercely rugged. It is equipped with a big V8, I mean as big as a 6.2 Liter engine displacement supercharged V8 that pumps out a solid 797 hp with its 20'' all-season performance tires.
2020 challenger SRT Hellcat Red-Eye also comes with an 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission that sends 707 lb-ft torque to the wheels. But if you're one of those that love riding the stick, well Dodge has provided a 6-speed manual transmission for your pleasure, with the Rear Wheel Drivetrain obtainable across all 2020 challenger trims.
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2020 challenger SRT Hellcat Red-Eye comes with an 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission
This SRT Hellcat Red-Eye standard-wheelbase costs a good N26 million while the wide-body trim has a starting price of about N28.4 hp and will not start delivery until around March of 2020. So, if you have that much cooling off somewhere, you can place your order by December while you chill for your Red-Eye demon to arrive.
2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
"Most Powerful Production Camaro Ever". This is the Crown this craftily contoured Muscle Car proudly wears for his place in the Camaro Clan. He is the King and deservedly so, when you consider its 6.2 Liter LT4 V8 engine that announces its presence with its boisterous grunt heard from miles away. It's certainly made of the muscle fabric but is also very comfortable being your day to day ride if you have a deep pocket for its painful thirst for fuel.
2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is deemed as Most Powerful Production Camaro Ever
Accompanying the 650 hp 6.2 Liter supercharged V8 is a 10-speed automatic transmission that is assisted by a Limited Slip Differential and both make sure this beast of a car kills the 0-60 mph lap in just 3.5 seconds. Starting at N23.4 million the 2020 Camaro ZL1 is as pricey as it gets and falls in the top class of the Muscle Family.
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Starting at N26.4 million, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is worthy to make this list and I surely believe that most people will question the credibility of this list if the Mustang didn't find its way in. But hey, she made it and she is every bit of a Muscle. She packs a Big, 93-Octance Fuel, 760 hp, 5.2 Liter Supercharged V8 along with a TREMEC 7 speed dual-clutch transmission that generates a good 625 lb-ft revving at 5000 rpm.
Lovers of the Mustang will enjoy this one as she comes with several connectivity features like the SYNC 3, Ford Alexa, and the FordPass Connect which offers you extra connectivity comfort when you're cruising in the GT500. When she hits the track, the 0-60 mph lap is cleared in about 3 seconds sucking up fuel with an EPA estimate of about 14/21/16 (city/highway/combined).
When she hits the track, the 0-60 mph lap is cleared in about 3 seconds
Those are the Muscle cars you should look at if you're planning on getting a Muscle ride. However, you may also have a look at N38 million 2020 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S and N27 million 2020 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S.
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