Ever since I was a kid, I would hang out in my father’s garage and work on cars with him. At first, he had no interest in any muscle cars (it seemed) when I was little. Then, I became a teenager, my parents got divorced, and things changed. I was staying with mom when they split, but my dad and I always hung out every weekend.

Then he got the 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with V8 cylinders at 145 horsepower, I thought it was the craziest thing my dad had ever done! Little did I know about muscle cars, but even to this day, I have great nostalgia for trying to race that car (and getting caught by my dad) at a run down race track that was still around from the late 50s. That’s when my love for a muscle car began.

Muscle cars have been around for more than 50 years; despite their old age, they have managed to maintain popularity with car enthusiasts all over the world.  If you’re on the lookout for a modern muscle car, here are my favorite 2020 models.

 1.  2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500


This is the strongest, most powerful Mustang that’s ever been produced by the manufacturer. It’s a perfect mix of modern and classic with its high 760 horsepower and quick shifting clutch. Despite its laser-focused performance, it surprisingly has spacious enough interiors for a comfortable drive. It comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, 2 USB ports, and 9 speakers. Drivers will be able to lock and unlock the car from the phone. As for safety features, the Ford Mustang has the standard backup camera and blind-spot monitoring. This is a one-of-a-kind muscle car. 

2.  2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

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The Dodge Challenger muscle car for 2020 definitely lives up to its name Hellcat as it comes with an ultra-powerful 717 horsepower. If you want more, you can opt for the Redye model which comes in 797 horsepower. It’s housed in a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine and comes in both automatic and manual versions. The interiors are furnished with leather and seats can be heated and ventilated. The infotainment system is easily navigated thanks to its large 8.4-inch touchscreen. Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control are all part of its key safety features.

3.  2020 Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the more accessible muscle cars for driving enthusiasts out there. It comes with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine which sounds great and provides incredible performance on the road. The interior has a modern look with ambient lighting that makes night drives convenient. It can seat up to three people and has a large touchscreen that makes navigating controls and menus much easier.

4. 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

This muscle car is a sports car first and a muscle car second. The chassis and the handling prowess are what drives people to get this car. The power of this vehicle lies in the 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine that has a powerful 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. You can drive it fast enough to get that adrenaline rush, and its cornering ability is superb achieving unprecedented 1.02g max cornering ability.

5. 2020 Equus Bass 770

Last but certainly not least is the luxurious 2020 Equus Bass 770. Don’t be fooled by its retro exterior. It’s very much modern like most muscle cars today, perhaps, even better. It has a 640 horsepower supercharged aluminum V8. You won’t have a hard time handling this car thanks to its lightweight body (3,640 pounds) and rigid chassis. This is further enhanced by other features like Performance Traction Management control system, Active Handling System and Magnetic Selective Ride Control Dampers. The interior is saturated in black leather and comes with a mounted touch screen that comes with standard features like a GPS navigation system and parking sensors. 

Along with your new muscle car, you should have a list of vendors you can readily contact in case you want to modify some parts. For specific car parts, Toyo tires are a trusted brand, however, if you’re looking for a wide range of car parts, you can also go to places like Kanter or J.C. Whitney which offer a number of accessories and replacement parts for classic cars. 

Thanks For Reading!

– Tim S.

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