Here it is, our final blog of 2017! What a wild ride this year has been. This time around we decided we wanted to do something a bit of fun. If you are enjoying your holidays free from work, then it is likely you want a nice relaxing read as opposed to our usual informative interior how-tos. If that sounds about right, then read on! For our last entry of 2017, we are looking at the fastest muscle cars!
The Fastest Muscle Car
American Muscle. Few cars have such an iconic place in the collective consciousness. Two doors, fast body, and incredible power under the hood. There is a reason the styling saw such an explosion into popular culture. Tearing down the roads at ungodly speeds, roaring like a dragon. Muscle cars are made to go fast, and as engines have advanced, that speed has increased incredibly. Just look at these modern muscle masterpieces and their speeds!
2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Good googly, moogly, Hellcats are a thing of beauty. Dangerous, terrifying beauty, but abeauty none the less. The 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat gets from 0-60 in just (.1!!) over 3 seconds. A supercharged 6.2 liter Hemi V8 Engine. 707 horsepower. 650 lb-ft of torque. Our knees are quaking just thinking about this monster. The Challenger’s top speed is 199 miles per hour. That’s up there in class with Ferrari and Lambo. Yikes! As for a quarter mile? Done in 11.2 seconds.
2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
The Dodge family has a few Hellcats in their stable and they are all speed demons. This ride has the same specs as its Challenger big brother but with a smidge more practicality. It hits the 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds. The four-door also breaks the magic number, hitting 204 miles per hour for its top speed!
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Chevrolet’s entry into the supercharged muscle car competition features an 8-cylinder engine, 6.2 liters pumping out 650 horsepower. This beast’s top speed is 195 miles per hour, hitting 60mph from standstill in just 3.5 seconds and runs the quarter mile at under 12 seconds. Terrifying.
Those three are all fantastic beasts of speed…but how do they compare to a demon?
2018 Dodge Demon
From zero to 60 in 2.3 seconds. Breaking 100 in just over 5 seconds. 840 horsepower and 770 ft-lb of torque. It does the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds.
The Demon is aiming to be the most ridiculously savage car capable of being driven every day. Built around the familiar Challenger model, the Demon will be a limited-edition monster. In the US, only 3,000 will be available. It looks to flip the script on what is believed possible in muscle.
The fastest muscle car (so far) even has its own YouTube channel where you can watch a number of teasers and its debut. It is gonna be loud, proud, fast and furious.
That’s the fastest muscle car there is. Terrifying isn’t it? And these beasts are ready, built to perform right off the lot. Imagine driving one of them on the daily? Woof. We hope this blog has answered that burning question for you, maybe even gave you the inspiration you need for 2018’s New Year Resolution: Drive the Fastest Muscle Car Possible.
From all of us here at VIP Interiors, happy New Year’s, happy holidays! When you need the interior of your muscle car detailed, give us a call. And if you get your mitts on a Dodge Demon, please bring it by.