American carmakers have made some of the most innovative and great machines over the decades. These are the top 10 iconic American cars of the last decade.
American automobiles were recognised much lower when compared to European cars for a better part of a century. The American cars were not popularly known for their good design, engines, and build quality. But that has changed in recent years. Over the last decade, American automakers made some of the most beautiful-looking and durable cars. They can be compared with their European rivals. The cars are one of the fastest, most futuristic builds ever. So here are some of the greatest American cars.
10. Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
The Dodge Challenger has always been one of the iconic American muscle cars. The bulky-looking design holds the massive 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that is tuned to produce 840 horsepower. With a time of just 9.65 seconds, the SRT Demon just tore the ¼ mile drag strip.
9. Hennessey Venom GT
There are very few companies in the world that are capable to build high-performance custom supercars. Hennessey, an American tuning company built its own supercar from scratch. The Hennessey Venom GT has a 7.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces a massive 1,244 horsepower. The specs weren’t enough when this car claimed to achieve a top speed of 270 mph.
8. SSC Tuatara
In the world of the fastest production cars where the Koenigseggs and the Bugattis of the world are leading with it. American carmaker SSC claimed to have built a monster that is even faster than the Bugatti Chiron and the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut. With the dream of Jerod Shelby who wanted to build the world’s fastest production car, the SSC Tuatara claims to achieve a top speed of 283 mph. It is powered by a 5.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces an insane 1,750 hp.
7. Ford GT
I don’t think there is any gearhead who doesn’t dream of driving a Ford GT40. It is one of the most iconic supercars of the past decades. There is no car need who doesn’t love the Ford GT. The gorgeous sports car with its 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine is able to make 660 horsepower. The new Ford GT takes inspiration from the iconic GT40.
6. Tesla Model S Plaid
There is no other electric carmaker that is as trendy and as popular as Tesla. We’ll most people credit the CEO Elon Musk but deep down we know that Tesla makes one of the most advanced EVs in the market. Tesla cars are mostly known for their technology inside and the great driving range that they offer. The Tesla Model S Plaid is amongst them. With over 1,020 hp tri-motor design, the Model S Plaid can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2 seconds.
5. Ram TRX
Talking about the greatest American cars, we have all kinds of cars. The Ram TRX pickup has been the best-selling pickup truck for many decades. The TRX is one of the best performance trucks ever made. It has a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that makes 700 hp and can go from 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. It is worth considering that weighs over 6,000 lbs.
4. Dodge Viper ACR
Talking about the iconic Dodge cars and not adding this to the list wouldn’t be appreciated. The Dodge Viper is one of the greatest American sports cars. With an all-new carbon fibre body, it has an 8.4-liter V10 engine that produces 645 hp. The Viper ACR is a living example that Americans can make beautiful and powerful cars.
3. Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing came to rival the high-performance BMWs and Audis of the world. The American carmaker was once known to build one of the most luxurious cars in the world. The CT5-V has a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that makes 668 hp and it can go from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds. It has a luxurious interior with loads of performance.
2. Corvette C8
Since it was first introduced in the 50s, the Corvettes were the household names for classic American muscle cars. They made a real supercar with a stunning design, mind-blowing performance, and really great handling, the Corvette C8 is the latest addition to the legacy. The C8 has a 6.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine; the C8 offers over 670 horsepower. It is also capable of blasting off from 0-60 mph in just 2.6 seconds.
1. Hennesey Venom F5
After the huge success of the Venom GT. American tuning house Hennessey went on for another adventure, and this time they have clearly made a monster of a car. The Venom F5 has been built from the ground up. It has a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine making an insane 1,817 horsepower. The car is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in just under 2.5 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 271 mph. And inside had to make it to our list of the greatest American cars.
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