Every year, a new crop of muscle cars hit the market. For fans of muscle cars, this offers a new opportunity to purchase the best new model, and see what new features are now available. But each year there are several models to choose from, and it can be hard to know which model to get. To help you find that car of your dreams, here are some of the best new muscle car models coming out in 2018. Use this list to start your search, and hopefully you’ll find the car you’ve been looking for.
The 2018 Dodge Viper
The Dodge Viper has been a mainstay among muscle cars for many years, and this 2018 model is no different. Featuring a 8.4-liter V10 engine, this cars packs in a powerful 650 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft of torque. The 6-speed manual transmission is the only offering on this model, so according to the manufacturer, “if you don’t like to shift your own gears, the Viper is not for you.” However, if the Dodge Viper is for you, then you’ll want to get your hands on one soon, as Dodge has announced that this is the end of the line for the Dodge Viper.
The 2018 Ford Shelby GTE
If Ford Mustangs are your thing, then you’ll want to look into the Ford Mustang Shelby GTE. This is the most powerful car in Ford’s stable, with a 5.2L V8 engine that provides 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft of torque. On top of that, it has a redline of 8,250 rpms, the highest that Ford has to offer. This model has a stylish exterior that is matched when you open up the doors. Whether you’re looking for a luxury vehicle, or something that you can race in the streets, this model should be near the top of your list.
The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Next, we have a car that was born for racing. The Chevy Camaro SS has a 6.2 liter V8 engine, and 455 HP. There are two options when it comes to the transmission, either a six speed manual or an eight speed automatic. Included are special tires that are designed to keep the car light, without losing any of the traction. There are several different Camaro models, but the SS is one of the best. Inside you’ll find all of the bells and whistles you’ve come to expect from modern cars, including Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, a wireless charging station, and a touchscreen control panel.
The 2018 Chevroley Camaro ZL1
A step up from the Camaro SS is the Camaro ZL1. This model comes with a supercharged V8 engine, and provides 650 hp with 640 lb-ft of torque. The transmission options are also a little different in this model, with the same six speed manual available, or you could get a ten speed automatic. Whether you go with this model or the Camaro SS will largely depend on how much horsepower you are looking to get, and how much you’re looking to spend, with the ZL1 costing a considerable amount more.
The 2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake
If you want a car that you’re unlikely to see anyone else driving, look no further than the 2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake. Why won’t you see a lot of them on the road? It’s not because of the price – although that’s considerable – but because Ford is only making 500 of them. This model is being released to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Shelby, and as a result, there is a limited amount. If you manage to get your hands on one, you’ll have a car that is practically one of a kind.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
Finally, we have one more model from Dodge. According to a Dodge dealer in Houston, this model is one of the most powerful cars on the market, as evidenced by its 808 hp which can be upgraded to 840. The starting MSRP for this model is $84,390, so it’s certainly not the most affordable car out there. But if you want power combined with high-end luxury, this is definitely a car you need to consider.
As you can see, for muscle car enthusiasts, there is a lot to look forward to in this coming year. Each year new muscle cars come out which improve upon their predecessors, and this year is no exception. If you look hard enough, you are sure to find something that not only fits your style and needs, but also your budget. Hopefully this list was able to give you a start, and you’ll have that muscle car of your dreams before long.