muscle car

\-ˌkär \

Definition of muscle car 

: any of a group of American-made 2-door sports coupes with powerful engines designed for high-performance driving

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The companies took their competition racing in the 1960s, with the booming popluarity of NASCAR stock car racing and pony and muscle cars on the street. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Ford vs. Chevy: Podcast tells Detroit’s greatest rivalry," 1 July 2018 While many muscle cars, including the 2019 Mustang Bullitt, only come with a manual transmission, this limited-edition Mustang GT California Special will be available with a 10-speed automatic. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "New 2019 Ford Mustang GT California Special adds muscle to lineup," 12 Mar. 2018 The new muscle car model features a motor that summons a few elements from the 808 hp Demon’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8 in an effort to outdo the original Hellcat’s 707 hp with a monstrous 797 hp. Fox News, "2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye unveiled with demonic 797 hp," 28 June 2018 Classic and antique cars, hot rods and muscle cars, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, food and drinks. Luann Gibbs,, "Cincinnati events: Fun and free events this weekend," 12 July 2018 The Dead Kennedys, Rev. Horton Heat, Ace Frehley (Kiss), Molly Hatchet, Sponge and Warrior Soul are among the 70-plus artists on tap for MCM, a celebration of muscle cars and rock. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Dead Kennedys, Rev. Horton Heat, Ace Frehley top Motor City Muscle bill," 21 June 2018 Manufacturers and aftermarket specialists will showcase their latest innovations and technology; auto enthusiasts can admire a rainbow of muscle cars, classic coups and retro rigs; and yes, there’ll be drag-racing. Noon-8 p.m. Free to spectate. Courtney Devores, charlotteobserver, "Your 5-minute guide to the best things to do in Charlotte | June 15-21," 14 June 2018 The cars will be judged under a range of categories, including open cars, closed cars, pre-war cars, post-war cars, sports cars, and muscle cars. Grace Dickinson,, "What to do with dad around the Philadelphia region this Father's Day weekend," 13 June 2018 Dodge built the last of its 808 hp Challenger SRT Demons this week, ending the run of the most powerful muscle car ever made. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is dead, last car heading to auction," 1 June 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of muscle car

: an American-made two-door sports car with a powerful engine

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