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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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 This is the story of how a rusty '68 Ford Mustang ended up stealing the auto show spotlight after a family kept the famous muscle car hidden for 40 years. Phoebe Wall Howard,, "'Bullitt' Mustang, the auto world's lost treasure of 50 years, prepares for world tour," 6 Feb. 2018 This is the story of how a rusty ’68 Ford Mustang ended up being the biggest attraction at the 2018 Detroit auto show after a family kept the famous muscle car hidden for 40 years. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "'Bullitt' Mustang spent 40 years in garage — now it's going on tour," 19 Jan. 2018 The eCOPO is far from the first muscle car that’s been retrofitted with electric power. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Chevy’s new electric Camaro is the near future of EV drag racing," 4 Nov. 2018 Fast forward 50 years and the Camaro remains iconic muscle car, now chock-full of 21st century driving tech. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "We Drive the Hot Wheels Chevy Camaro SS," 12 Oct. 2018 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

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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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