There is hardly any gearhead or auto enthusiast who doesn’t love muscle cars. From their sheer muscular presence to the massive engines and power they offer. These cars roar like a lion on road and provide a driving thrill like no other. There is no other country than America where you’ll find the thundering noise of cars waiting to take your breath away. From Corvettes, Chevys, Mustangs, and Dodge, these popular American muscle cars are people who still can’t get their eyes off. But do you know, that American carmakers have also built some special edition models which most people don’t know about? It includes the Pontiacs, Mustang Super Snake and the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. These special edition muscle car features offer an aggressive demeanour look and mind-boggling performance. Let’s take a look inside these 10 special edition muscle cars you don’t know about.
- 10. 1963 Dodge 330 Ramcharger
- 9. 1967 Ford Mustang Stallion
- 8. 1968 Dodge Hurst Hemi Dart
- 7. 1969 Dodge Charger 500 Hemi
- 6. 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst
- 5. 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee Hemi
- 4. 1989 Pontiac 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am
- 3. 2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS 35th Anniversary
- 2. 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket
- 1. 2016 Ford Mustang Warrior Edition
10. 1963 Dodge 330 Ramcharger
Dodge was one of the most popular brands during the ’60s with their behemoth V8 engines and unreal road performance. The 1963 Dodge 330 Ramcharger with its 7.0-liter V8 mill that made a massive 425 horsepower. The lightweight Max Wedge edition was a drag strip king of its class with its hefty engine and incredible performance. The 1963 Dodge 330 came with a wider tires, dual 4-barrel carboretors with a 13:5:1 compression ratio.
9. 1967 Ford Mustang Stallion
There is no other car as popular as the Mustang, it is one of the most iconic names in the auto industry. The legendary Ford Mustang we know today came back in 1964 and took the market like a hurricane. A Toronto-based dealer created the Ford Mustang Stallion in 1967 and the company sold it as the Mustang high-stamina. The 1967 Ford Mustang Stallion came with a 6.4-liter V8 engine that made 320 horsepower. The car came with standard power steering, disc brakes, and a luxurious interior. Ford also offered two 410 hp and 550 hp.
8. 1968 Dodge Hurst Hemi Dart
The ’63 Dodge 330 Ramcharger became a huge hit for the company. Dodge launched the Hurst Hemi Dart in collaboration with Hurt Performance and made the fastest Dart they ever made. The ’68 Dodge Hurst Hemi Dart came with a 7.0liter Hemi V8 that made a hefty 425 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque. Dodge stripped out the heavyweight parts including air conditioning, floor carpet, heater and radio. The lightweight body helped the Hurst Dart to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds and 1/4 Mile in 10 seconds.
7. 1969 Dodge Charger 500 Hemi
Dodge is the king of muscle cars, but they were incredible in the 60s. The company made the Charger 500 Hemi compete with the Ford Torino Talladega and the Mercury Cyclone. The Dodge Charger 500 Hemi came with a 7.0-liter V8 engine that made 425 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque. Dodge made the 500 Hemi better than the Charger R/T with more performance and fast speeds. The Charger 500 can achieve a top speed of 172 mph thatmade it one of the best special edition muscle cars ever.
6. 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst
Dodge ruled the 60s with its mammoth engined muscle cars, and Chrysler wanted to dominate the 70s with its offering. Chrysler made the 300 in collaboration with Hurst with its 7.2-liter V8 engine with its 375 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. A lengthy car with its 225-inch body beefy body and 3-speed automatic gearbox. The result was a stunning-looking car that came with a 7.1 seconds acceleration and a top speed of 140 mph.
5. 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee Hemi
The Dodge SuperBee became a popular name with the Charger’s lineup in the 70s. Dodge honoured the Super Bee edition with the 2023 Dodge Charger Super Bee as part of their “Last Call” edition cars. The first Super Bee edition came with a 7.0-liter Hemi V8 making 425 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and an automatic gearbox from Torqueflit. Dodge made only 22 examples of the Dodge Charger Super Bee that made the car even rare to find today.
4. 1989 Pontiac 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am
The Pontiac Firebird is arguably one of the most popular cars the company ever made. In 1989, they launched the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 20th anniversary. The 20th anniversary Trans Am special edition was the world’s quickest and fastest car in 1989. The Firebird Trans Am came with a 3.8-liter turbocharged V8 engine making 250 hp and 340 lb-ft of torque. It was based on the TTA and the GTA. The car came with an acceleration time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 162 mph.
3. 2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS 35th Anniversary
Chevrolet paid the tribute to the 1967 Camaro SS as the 35th Anniversary limited edition of the SS in 2002. The company made the Camaro SS in 1967 to compete with the Ford Mustang. The car came with special red paint and a 5.7-liter V8 engine and made 345 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The 2002 Camaro SS came with an acceleration time from 0-60 mph in under 5.2 seconds. Paire with a 6-speed manual gearbox, SLP Bilstein shocks and rear differential.
2. 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket
The Dodge Challenger is one of the most popular muscle cars among any kind of gearhead. In 2012, Dodge made the special edition Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket. The Yellow Jacket came with a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine that made 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The 2012 Dodge Challenger came with a special Stinger Yellow paint that made the car a rare machine. Dodge equipped a 2-mode suspension and an 18-speaker 900W Harman Kardon stereo system.
1. 2016 Ford Mustang Warrior Edition
Apart from all special edition muscle cars, Ford made a special warrior edition of one of its iconic cars, the Mustang. The 2016 Ford Mustang Warrior Edition came with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine making 670 hp and 545 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a 6-speed manual and 12-speaker Shaker Pro stereo system. The car came with a special GT Performance Package. Ford made only 45 examples of the Mustang Warrior Edition making it one of the best special edition muscle cars ever.