muscle car

\ -ˌkär How to pronounce muscle car (audio) \

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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After just a few minutes on screen, the rageful 17-year-old was threatening to run over the trio of boys with his muscle car. Kelsea Stahler,, "Stranger Things' Dacre Montgomery Breaks Down Billy's Major Season 3 Ch-Ch-Changes," 5 July 2019 His dad owned a mechanic business and worked with muscle cars. Halley Bondy, NBC News, "Mika's makeup artist on coming out: Live your truth," 27 June 2019 Ford is looking to corner the muscle car market with the new Mustang Shelby GT500. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Ford Calls Mustang Shelby GT500 Its 'Most Powerful Street-Legal' Vehicle Ever," 19 June 2019 This is a fun opportunity to check out an enormous selection of muscle cars and to interact with the folks who have a passion for them. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: Pitching coach Derek Johnson is the Cincinnati Reds' best acquisition," 4 June 2019 Watch classic cars, muscle cars, hot-rods, kit-cars and more cruise down Main Street. Ramona Sentinel, "Ramona Calendar of Events: June 20-26," 20 June 2019 The Mustang Shelby GT500 will go from 0-to-60 in three seconds and is designed to rival Chevrolet’s top muscle car, the Camaro ZL1 1LE, as well as exotic European sports cars. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Ford Calls Mustang Shelby GT500 Its 'Most Powerful Street-Legal' Vehicle Ever," 19 June 2019 Sports and muscle cars, along with pickup trucks and SUVs, will be at center stage. Chester Dawson, WSJ, "As Demand for Small Cars Weakens, More Auto Makers Drop Them From U.S. Lineups," 13 Jan. 2019 Under the hood of the new Ram, linked to the same Hemi V8 that powers Charger and Challenger muscle cars, hums a 48-volt eTorque starter-alternator using technology pioneered by fuel-sipping hybrids. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit auto show: 10 vehicles you must see," 19 Jan. 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of muscle car

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

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